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Sony and Marvel to partner on Spider-Man movie

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have reached a deal to partner on the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, uniting the web-slinging superhero with Marvel's comic book universe.

Kevin Feige, president of Walt Disney's Marvel Studios, will co-produce the next film set for July 2017 release with Sony's Amy Pascal, according to a statement from the firms.

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Under the agreement, the Spider-Man will also appear in an upcoming Marvel film, and Marvel characters, which include Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, could appear in later Spider-Man films, the statement said.

Sony Pictures Entertainment, a division of Sony, will continue to own the cinematic rights to Spider-Man, a Marvel superhero, the statement said.

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"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," the statement said.