It’s only been a few months since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures struck a deal to allow The Amazing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The two companies announced that they would jointly work on a re-boot for the franchise. Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) is directing the film, with Tom Holland (The Impossible, How I Live Now) playing Peter Parker.
Recently Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke to ComingSoon about the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
We know the web slinger will reportedly make his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War. But, does this appearance extend past just Spider-Man? Will we be seeing more of the spider universe in the MCU? Kevin Feige has an answer, of sorts.
“Right now, it’s all about producing the new stand-alone Spider-Man movie,” Feige said. “That’s what Sony is focused on. That’s what we’re focused on, and whatever happened before that or after that, sort of remains to be seen, but it’s all about producing the best Spider-Man movie we can, certainly within the Sony Universe, next July.”
Feige was also asked whether anything from the earlier films would be crossing over into the new films.
“We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to.”
In an interview with BirthMoviesDeath, Feige spoke about the tone of the movie, and what viewers should expect walking into the film.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters that are interesting,” he said. “Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time,(Ant-Man) we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
He also spoke briefly about which of Spider-Man’s villains we would be seeing in the re-boot.
“Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.”
It seems like Sony and Marvel want to put a whole new foot forward, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ve been over saturated with Spider-Man over the past thirteen years. It only makes sense that Sony and Marvel would want to set themselves apart from their predecessors.
We will most certainly be hearing more about Spider-Man in the months to come.
To follow Spider-Man, don’t forget to go see Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016, and Spider-Man on July 28, 2017.