Amazing Spider-ManAmongst the juicy tidibts that came out of the Sony hack was the revelation that the company had met with Marvel to discuss including Spider-Man in their cinematic universe. A deal was, unfortunately, not made then, but now comes a rumor that the two sides have finally shaken hands.

Latino Review reports that Sony has agreed to allow Spider-Man (over which it has film rights) to appear in "Avengers: Infinity War - Part I" in 2018. "We'll see an MCU Spider-Man in Infinity Wars Part 1, as that was the next logical place to insert him after they missed the window to logically include him in [Captain America 3] Civil War," the site claims.

They also contend that Andrew Garfield, who starred in "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Amazing Spider-Man 2," would not play the part in the Marvel universe.

It's all rumors and hearsay, and totally unsubstantiated. But if what Latino Review says is true, there will be a major reshuffling of the "Avengers" lineup by the time "Infinity War" comes out. (There are massive spoilers in their report about "Captain America: Civil War" and the next "Thor" movie.)

And what it could mean for Sony's "Spider-Man" movies is unclear. Would Garfield star in a third film? Are they still hoping to launching Sinister Six and female-centric spinoffs?

There are still a lot of questions, but if Sony and Marvel have made a deal, it could mean exciting things for the superhero movie genre.

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