Spider-Man WILL BE a High School era Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; No “Origin Story” revisited

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If any of you were worried about who EXACTLY would be the kind of Spider-Man entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige took it upon himself to set the record straight for fans wondering about the future of the wallcrawler in cinema following the new deal Sony Pictures and Marvel made to bring the hero to the same playpen as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/ Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America.

In an interview with Collider (as reported by Comic Book.com), Feige mentions that Spidey WILL BE a High School aged Peter Parker under the mask.

“In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

“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.”

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That pretty much confirms that Pete will be THE Spider-Man in focus and first introduced in the MCU. However, the one to play him and replace Andrew Garfield’s former tenure as the webslinger is still on… With the range on “finding” a Peter so LARGE, it could even be an African-American take on the character. However, Miles Morales already represents that market in comics, and while he is not the Spidey being introduced first in MCU, Feige was quick to point out in an interview with MTV that they may have plans down the line to introduce him if everything continues with the Marvel films as they should.

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Feige also points out that the new Spidey film will NOT BE an origin story, and that the costume has already been designed, which harkens back to the character’s “classic look” but is different from the film iterations as he has told Crave Online.

The High School-era Peter Parker/ Spider-Man is expected to be first introduced in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, and will then appear in his own solo “Spider-Man” film on July 28, 2017.

Author: Tim Villasor

Editor-at-Large of Ungeek PH. Regularly cosplays as Batman (founding member of Justice PH) for events. Writer for GMA Sci-Tech and former contributor to Playground Magazine. Pop culture Crusader.

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