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Spider-Man (Photo : Reuters)

In a deal that would have Aunt May crawling up walls, Sony and Marvel have officially agreed to terms that would bring Spider-Man back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That's right -Your Friendly Neighborhood Web Slinger's coming home!

According to a scoop by Nerdist, the deal will have Spider-Man appearing in a film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Sony releases the next installment in the "Spider-Man" franchise, now a multi-billion dollar powerhouse, slated July 28, 2017.

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The next "Spider-Man" movie's producers will be Amy Pascal, who is best known for leading the franchise since Sony first acquired the rights to it, and Kevin Feige, who is the current Marvel studios President.

Feige, who has been a transformative force in Marvel Studios said, "I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years."

The deal's stipulation on the timing of appearance is of particular interest to audiences, as it could mean that Peter Parker's alter-ego will be making an appearance in the next "Avengers" movie.

"Spider-Man is one of Marvel's great characters, beloved around the world", Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a press release by Marvel, "We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building."

Marvel became a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company last August 2009.

"This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans", stated Doug Belgrad, the President of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.