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Kevin Feige Talks Spider-Man’s Race, “Avengers: Infinity Wars'” Two-Part Story, Dr. Strange’s Accent and More

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Kevin Feige Talks Spider-Man’s Race, “Avengers: Infinity Wars'” Two-Part Story, Dr. Strange’s Accent and More

Kevin Feige has been making the press rounds ahead of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but he’s been talking as much about Marvel’s upcoming film slate as he has the latest film. Just yesterday, he confirmed that the shared Marvel/Sony Spider-Man will indeed be a teenaged Peter Parker, but now he’s hinted that it might not be the Parker we expect.

In a new interview with MTV (via ComicBook.com), the Marvel Studios head responded to a question about whether we’d see something other than “a white kid that’s 15 or 16” playing Spider-Man with a vague, “Maybe. The field is very wide right now in terms of who we’re looking at within a certain age range.” The implication here is that while we certainly will see a teenage Peter Parker, there’s no guarantee he’ll be Caucasian.

Feige also noted that the studio always thought the first MCU Spider-Man should be Peter Parker, but that doesn’t rule out a Miles Morales showing up in the future. “Miles I think is awesome,” he said. “I think there are opportunities for him for sure if this all works.”

In a separate discussion with CraveOnline, Feige revealed that there won’t be another rehashing of Spidey’s origins for the MCU, and that they’ll “take it for granted” that people know character’s story. “It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers.” Feige concluded with a laugh, saying, “There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU, you just don’t know it yet.”

Speaking of the costume, Feige also said they’ve already designed it. He said the outfit “is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see.”

With MTV, Feige spoke briefly about some of the other properties coming with Phase Three of the MCU. He said that Captain Marvel was originally in the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” script, but that they “didn’t want to introduce her fully formed, flying in a costume before you got to know who she was or how she came to be.” He also said that though Benedict Cumberbatch will fill the role, they aren’t sure whether Doctor Strange will have a British accent or not. He also said they’re currently scouting locations in New York City for “for certain buildings that Doctor Strange inhabits,” and that they’ll begin primary filming in London this November. Meanwhile, “Thor: Ragnarok” is currently in the scripting stage, with no director presently attached. Feige confirmed that Loki will play “an integral role, for sure.”

Most interestingly, Feige revealed that though “Avengers: Infinity War” is a two-parter, the films won’t actually be one, cliff-hanger story. “The intention of that is to do two distinct standalone movies,” Feige said of the Russo Brothers-directed films. “But because they are such shared elements, it felt appropriate… But I wouldn’t call it one story that’s cut in half. I would say it’s going to be two distinct movies.”

He also shot down the possibility of a Hulk movie being added to the Phase Three slate, and touched a bit on “Captain America: Civil War.” Watch the whole thing below.

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