'Spider-Man reboot' news: Kevin Feige talks about what makes Spider-Man different from the other superheroes out there


The slinging-web hero “Spider-Man” is joining the third phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe with his introduction in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” to be followed by a standalone film slated for release some time in 2017.

With rumors suggesting that the future movie title will be “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” the high school version of the lead character Peter Parker will be portrayed by Tom Holland. Some reports also indicate that Tony Stark may appear to test Spidey whether he is ready to become part of the Avengers or not.

Although the studio has been keeping the details in the dark for now, Marvel president Kevin Feige shared to IGN that they have high hopes for the reboot of the franchise, “I think Spider-Man can serve great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That was what was unique about him in the comics was not that he was the only superhero in the world; it’s that he was a totally different kind of superhero when compared against all the other ones in the Marvel universe at the time.”

He said that making the joint agreement with Sony was amazing as the character can do great things. Noting that the Spider-man’s inclusion seems like a little late in the universe, Feige mentioned that the creative team has a backup plan, “It’s not about when you show up, it’s about what you do once you’re there.”

He added that even though his re-launch will happen with a star-studded roster of superheroes, the storyline that will drive his own movies will not be the connectivity among them but the original take on the plot.

Meanwhile, speculations have it that the new adaptation may not tackle his origin story where Uncle Ben’s death is always shown as the most pivotal point in Peter’s life. It remains to be seen what angle the movie may take, with Drew Goddard reportedly taking the helm as the scriptwriter.

The Spider-man reboot is expected to hit the theaters on June 28, 2017.