Spider-Man movie will have high school Peter Parker, Kevin Feige admits

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Marvel did an Avengers: Age of Ultron Q&A event this weekend, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has revealed what we can expect from the upcoming solo Spider-Man movie from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. We’ve had rumors about Spider-Man being Peter Parker, and that he’ll be a high school kid. Now Feige has confirmed to Collider that we will be getting a Peter Parker attending high school.

“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.

I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.

In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

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It would be a very interesting dynamic to see a young Spider-Man teaming up with older heroes like Tony Stark, Captain America (born before WWII), and Thor (thousands of years old). Let’s hope we get to see him appear in Captain America: Civil War.

The solo Spider-Man hits theaters on July 28, 2017.

Source: Collider

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