While doing press for Avengers: Age of Ultron over the weekend, producer Kevin Feige shared some new details about Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot. The character will first appear in a Marvel movie, most likely next year's Captain America: Civil War, before Spider-Man hits theaters on July 28, 2017. Kevin Feige confirmed previous reports that this new version of Spidey will not tell an origin story:
"In Spider-Man's very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it's been - [thirteen] years - for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics. It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers. There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU, you just don't know it yet."
The producer added that they knew they were going to include Spidey in their Phase Three lineup when it was first announced at a press event back in October, although the deal wasn't fully in place yet.
"Spider-Man we knew about when we were doing that announcement in October. It could have gone either way, and Marvel as you well know doesn't announce anything officially until it's set in stone. So we went forward with that Plan A in October, with the Plan B being, if it were to happen with Sony, how it would all shift. We've been thinking about it as long as we've been thinking about Phase Three."
When asked if he thought the previous Spider-Man movies got certain aspects of the character and story right, the producer had this to say.
"Yeah. Sure, I think they did a lot of things really, really right. In particular the look of Spider-Man, and the emotion of Spider-Man, and the women in his life. I think there are a lot of things they haven't done, which is A) his interactions with other heroes in the universe, because that was not possible, and also exploring more the notion, as the comics did for many, many years, as Ultimate Spider-Man did for ten years, [of] a much younger version of Spider-Man than we've seen in the movies. [The previous films] get him in and out of high school really fast. And also the notion that he is very, very funny and very, very witty when he's in that costume, swinging around. Not as a standup comedian, obviously, but as almost his nervous energy, bothering the criminals with banter as much as with his powers. That's something that I think we're excited to explore."
In another interview with MTV, the producer confirmed that the reboot will feature Peter Parker, and not Miles Morales like previously rumored, but there may be a chance we'll see Miles down the line.
"No, I mean we always felt it should be Peter [Parker] because we've never seen the MCU version of Peter Parker. We felt like we needed to see that first. Miles, I think is awesome. I think there are opportunities for him for sure if this all works. The field is very wide right now in terms of who we're looking at - within a certain age range."
Marvel and Sony have not announced who is playing the new Spider-Man yet, so stay tuned for more details on this highly-anticipated reboot. The studio has also not confirmed which Marvel movie he will show up in first, but since the character appears in the Captain America: Civil War comics, it's assumed that this is where we'll first see the new Spidey. What do you think about these new details?