Fans across the web welcome Spider-Man home to Marvel Studios!

The internet rejoices as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is finally set to swing into Marvel Studios films following a landmark deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment!

Announced just yesterday, the new agreement between Sony and Marvel follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

Now that we’ve heard what the studios had to say, here are the fans welcoming him home with open arms:

Greatest news ever for nerdy people like me lol #spidermanishome #welcomehomespidey #civilwarmakeithappen @chris_vee

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