Marvel’s Cinematic Spider-Man Will Be Teenage Peter Parker, Kevin Feige Confirms

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While we’ve known for a while that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe – first potentially with Captain America: Civil War, then with more films – we haven’t known until now who would be behind the mask. Would it be Peter Parker, or the “Ultimate Spider-Man” Miles Morales? Speaking during the Age of Ultron press day, Spider-Man producer Kevin Feige confirmed many fans’ theories (and fears).

According to Feige, we’ll be seeing another new Peter Parker. This will be the third iteration of Peter Parker in just over a decade that started with Tobey Macguire starring in the “Sam Rami Trilogy” in 2002, and Andrew Garfield in Amazing Spider-Man just three years ago in 2012.

Although the initial press release when Marvel announced their partnership with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU specifically said “Peter Parker,” many fans still held out hope that it would be a different character altogether. According to rumors we reported on previously, Marvel was leaning towards an “ethnic” casting, which pointed to Miles Morales potentially being Marvel’s on-screen Spider-Man. If what Feige is saying is true, however, those rumors are effectively squashed.

Other rumors have pointed to this new Peter Parker not requiring a backstory. Instead, he’ll slot right into Captain America: Civil War already established as the web-slinging hero.

Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal are set to produce original new Spider-Man films that will come from Sony starting in July of 2017. It has not been disclosed what, if any, comic book storyline these new Spider-Man films will follow, but they will obviously be something Peter Parker-related with this recent news.

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.

One hint for the storyline could be that Feige said some of his favorite Spider-Man arcs and stories come from Parker in his teenage years, so he may never ever graduate in this new scenario – unlike Amazing Spider-Man where he did so halfway through the first movie.

I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.

What do you think about Marvel going with Peter Parker for their new cinematic universe Spider-Man? Good idea, or did you want to see Miles Morales as the star? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook.

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Last Updated on November 28, 2018.


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