With only a matter of days before Captain America: Civil War swings into cinemas, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. With Civil War already a hit with critics, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has discussed everyone’s favourite web-slinger entering the MCU, and how Marvel took complete creative control from Sony for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Speaking at the London premiere, he described how they brought Peter Parker back to big screen and the key differences they intend to show audiences.
“Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years, so it’s been great, and they really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make that movie [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners, and so far so good on that movie. We wanted young. We wanted to do a very young Peter Parker, because — in the comics, and especially the early comics — he was young. He was in high school, and that’s what we wanted to do to make it different from the other films that have come before it.”
After Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield both offered their representation of the superhero, it seems Marvel is indeed determined to maintain a different direction for future films. So far, fans don’t seem to mind Marvel heading the reboot, after Spidey’s last two outings seemed to be universally panned by critics and audiences. And with Robert Downey Jr. confirmed to make an appearance, can anyone really be that mad?
Spider-Man makes his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and will head his own film next year in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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