In a week and a half, Spider-Man will make his Marvel Studios debut in “Captain America: Civil War” — but that’s only the beginning. On the red carpet for the film, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke to HeyUGuys about how much creative control Marvel has over “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” their joint film with Sony, as well as how they plan to make the film different from its predecessors.
“Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years, so it’s been great, and they really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make that movie [‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’], but they’ve been great partners, and so far so good on that movie,” he explained.
“We wanted young,” he added. “We wanted to do a very young Peter Parker, because — in the comics, and especially the early comics — he was young. He was in high school, and that’s what we wanted to do to make it different from the other films that have come before it.”
In discussing Thor and Hulk’s absence from the film, Feige also revealed that fans will see former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury sometime soon as well. “Nick Fury, same thing. You’ll see him — not in [‘Thor: Ragnarok’] — but in an upcoming movie,” he teased.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” cast continues to grow after the addition of Laura Harrier, as well as Disney Channel star Zendaya, who recently confirmed reports that she has joined the film’s cast. According to the initial report, Zendaya will play a “key role” as a character named Michelle. Additionally, Tony Revolori recently joined the cast as “part of Peter Parker’s high school crowd.” Marisa Tomei is also on board to play Aunt May.
In February 2015, Sony and Marvel announced a deal to share live-action rights to the character, which were previously solely under Sony’s control. Jon Watts is set to direct the movie, with a screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.
Spider-Man is scheduled to swing back into theaters in his own feature film on July 7, 2017.
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