This past week, we learned the big news that Tom Holland is the new Peter Parker in Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot, which will hit theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. We also learned that Jon Watts, director of this August's thriller Cop Car, is directing. While that is all great, many fans are still wondering if this will be a complete resurrection of the character, or if this trilogy will have any ties to the past movies, either the trilogy directed by Sam Raimi or the two movies that came from Marc Webb. Speaking with Coming Soon, Marvel head honcho and producer of the reboot, Kevin Feige promises that this will have no ties to anything that has come before it. Though, it will co-exist in a Sony Universe alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"We're going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films... I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that's a lot to live up to."
Kevin Feige was pressed on recent comments he made about the new Spider-Man featuring other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man long suspected to be making an appearance. The producer has no comment about that at the moment, going onto explain the situation as it currently stands.
"Right now, it's all about producing the new stand-alone Spider-Man movie. That's what Sony is focused on. That's what we're focused on, and whatever happened before that or after that, sort of remains to be seen, but it's all about producing the best Spider-Man movie we can, certainly within the Sony Universe, next July."
The new Spider-Man movie is still in its infancy, with the script being written as we speak. Tom Holland will make his debut appearance as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently shooting at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. The actor is said to only have a cameo in that sequel, and will only be on set for a week. We'll be sure to keep you updated as more information comes in.