Variety has new information regarding Marvel’s recent deal with Sony that allows them to share Spider-Man on the big screen. The report states that making Spider-Man youthful again is at the top of Marvel’s to-do list. The hero will be back to high school when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Unlike the previous two Spider-Man film series, which saw Peter Parker out of high school by the second film, Marvel seems intent on keeping the wall-crawler in high school for a while.
The report confirms that both “Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield and “Amazing” director Marc Webb are out and that the hunt for the new, youthful Spider-Man has begun. Variety mentions that Marvel has started to consider actors for the role, although none of them have been officially approached yet. The actors include Dylan O’Brien (“The Maze Runner,” “Teen Wolf”) and Logan Lerman (the “Percy Jackson” franchise).
Fans of Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales need not give up hope; the article states that the studio still “needs to figure out whether it wants to go with another Peter Parker or introduce another character that suits up as Spider-Man, including Miles Morales, whose father is African American and mother is Puerto Rican.”
Speed is essential here, though, as Marvel’s Spider-Man is set to debut in “Captain America: Civil War” and that film starts production in the spring. Whoever they cast as Spider-Man will join Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and potentially even more characters in the film. Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers behind “Captain America: The Winters Soldier,” will return as directors.
“Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016.
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