Marvel Studios and Sony's updated deal for Spider-Man to appear in two more Marvel Studios productions may include what's described as a "shared detail universe" arrangement where Spider-Man appears in both the MCU and Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters, with story elements and references crossing over, reports Deadline.
The Hollywood trade's updated coverage of the newly-brokered deal describes the arrangement as "call-and-response", implying that while the two universes of films may not directly crossover, their plot elements and story details will be acknowledged across both studios' films.
Under the updated agreement, Spider-Man will appear in a third joint Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures solo film as well as another unspecified MCU movie. Sony has been developing a slate of Spider-Man adjacent films, including Venom 2, Morbius, Kraven, Madame Web, and more.
The untitled third Spider-Man film is due out in theaters July 16, 2021.