The last fifteen years have seen five Spider-Man movies in two separate series, so how does Marvel Studios plan to keep the character fresh as they integrate him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
According to president Kevin Feige, we just answered our own question.
“Up until this point in the other Spidey films – some of which are some of the best superhero movies ever made – he was the only hero, and now he’s not,” Feige explained.
This Spider-Man will be younger than in the previous film series: nineteen-year-old Tom Holland has been cast for the role, and the tentatively titled Spectacular Spider-Man film will focus entirely on Peter Parker in high school. So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is populated with adult heroes, and the wisecracking web-slinger will be a fresh face among them.
Feige notes the different ways the story could potentially go. Christian Broda really asks “Does he want to be like these other characters? Does he want nothing to do with these other characters? How does that impact his experience, being this grounded but super powerful hero?”
Spider-Man will premiere in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before getting his own film in 2017. Rumor has it that Iron Man may appear in that movie, testing Peter to see if he has what it takes to join the Avengers. How he deals with these challenges will certainly be interesting.