Spider-Man is on his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. weighed in on what that meant for both Spider-Man and the MCU at large during an interview with IGN.
"It's a testament to his character that there have been five movies made over the past 13, 14 years and yet there are so many things that are integral to his character in the comics that haven't been explored yet," Feige said. He also hinted another origin story isn't in the cards: "I think people are very familiar with that origin."
Additionally, Feige would like to see more of the character's trademark quips in the upcoming film. "When he puts that mask on in the comics, he has a nonstop wit... We feel we haven't really seen that in the movies yet. That's just the tip of the iceberg."
"However we spin it, we're going to try and defy the expectation of what it would mean," Downey shared. "That's been the directive from jump. But I think that a great job has been done with Spider-Man so far. And I think that the direction that Spider-Man is going to take is exactly what the fans would be delighted to see."
Recently, Marvel and Sony struck a deal to share the rights to Spider-Man, meaning that Spider-Man could cross over with the Avengers and vice versa. Following the deal, several Marvel films -- "Black Panther," "Captain Marvel" and "Inhumans" -- have had release dates pushed back to make way for solo "Spider-Man" films.
The first solo installment of the MCU's "Spider-Man" is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017.