By now, everyone should know that Spidey is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s still a lot of speculation as to how the character will integrate into Captain America 3.
Well, in an interview with IGN, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shed some light on how they saw the beloved webslinger.
Feige said the studio was very excited and that there were “many things that are integral to his character in the comics that haven’t been explored yet”, adding one of the things he wanted to bring out in Spider-Man was the humour.
“When he puts that mask on in the comics, he has a non-stop wit. That is almost as troublesome to the bad guys he is fighting as his webs and agility. And we feel we really haven’t seen that in the movies. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
Feige also said people were familiar enough with Spidey’s origin, which does fit in with the expectation that his first appearance will be as an already established superhero.
In a separate interview with Collider, Feige confirmed that it was Peter Parker who would be Spider-Man’s alter ego (some people were hoping it would be Miles Morales). Feige also said Parker would be about “15-16” and in high school. I guess we’re gonna get lots of teenage angst with that.
Anyway, the point about humour seems to me that Marvel might have been a little inspired by the Deadpool test footage leak. In the Collider interview, Feige even makes a comment about how Spider-Man “doesn’t shut up” while fighting bad guys. Sound familiar?
Of course, Deadpool falls under the X-Men and friends gang which is still under Fox… But hey, they managed to bring Spider-Man on board with Sony, so never say never!
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