Marvel and Sony’s upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man movie won’t re-tell the origin story of Spidey for third time, according to Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige.
In an interview with CraveOnline, Feige says, “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.”
Feige was quizzed if the previous Spider-Man movies adapted certain aspects of the character correctly, he replied: “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.”
He adds, “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 stand-up 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.”
Crave asked if his compliments about “Spider-Man looks” meant he favored the earlier iterations of the costume, Feige responded: “Well, yeah, I mean look, I was more involved in the Raimi ones, and think they did a very good job.
But that being said, we’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see.”
Kevin Feige goes on the reveal that Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man deal was in process and didn’t announce it during the announcement of Marvel Phase Three films, since he was waiting for the deal to complete.
“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,” he concluded.
The new Spider-Man’s casting will be announced soon as he will make his debut in Russo Brothers’ upcoming Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters on May 6, 2016 and then a solo film in 2017.
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