Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Gives Details on New Spider-Man

Ever since the news broke that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (read our article about it here), people have speculated what incarnation of the character we will see. A teenage Peter Parker? An adult? Miles Morales? It has been endlessly debated. I even gave my thoughts on the matter, which you can read here. As of right now, we know Spider-Man will be in next year's Captain America: Civil War and he will have his own stand-alone film in 2017. However, we don't know what kind of Spider-Man we are getting, until now.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke on the matter, saying:

“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”

This is the Spider-Man I want to see. The past two incarnations have given us a glimpse of that teenage hero, but never stuck to it. For me, Spider-Man is a teenager. He is a socially awkward kid who feels empowered with being able to kick ass and crack jokes, but he can't tell anyone about it because it would put them in danger. That is the quintessential essence of the character, and that has been something the previous movies have ignored. 

Feige also went on to say:

“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. [Laughs]“

I am also glad they are not retelling the origin story. We have already seen two variations of it and it's something we really don't need to see again. I think the introduction of a teenage superhero a midst people like Iron Man and Captain America is going to add an interesting dimension to the universe and freshen it up.

What do you think? What do you think of Kevin Feige's comments? Are you glad Spider-Man will be a teenager? Are you happy that they are not doing the origin story again? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate 
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