Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Yeah, I think a Fox-Marvel merger will never happen, because Fox is already a huge studio and financially sound. They can afford to have X-Men and FF movies flop, and aren't under any pressure or obligation to get their Marvel properties released, unlike Sony, who pretty much *depends* on the Spidey movies to stay solvent.
Sony has a better relationship with Marvel Studios. Sony could use the boost from Avenger/MCU connections. Working Spidey into a shared MCU is a helluva lot easier than trying to retcon a whole timeline to include X-Men mutants and a decades-old mutie vs. human war.
My money is on Vin's comments referring to Spidey being revealed to be part of the MCU. And I think it'll be through a Spider-Man/Daredevil Team-Up, with Vin Diesel starring as Kingpin.
If Marvel really wanted Spidey they would of asked for some control on the first Amazing Spider-man movie to make sure it's in continuity with the MCU