Originally Posted by OB12
I think we are going to see a pretty quick expansion of the MCU when SHIELD starts airing in the fall. We'll get more heroes and villains which will make the world seem bigger, which is a great thing. However, the reason this keeps getting brought up is because no matter how big and comprehensive they make the MCU, it will continue to have a large hole in it without Spidey (Wolverine less so). And here is the thing about Spidey, the current iteration of Spider-Man fits pretty well into the MCU. If some agreement could be reached to reference him, Spider-Man could continue to have his own adventures apart from The Avengers.
References are doable. Appearances are less so.