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Matt McGloin

Kevin Feige Confirms Peter Parker Is Spider-Man (Video)


While promoting The Avengers 2, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige discusses Spider-Man.

Feige is in part responsible for bringing Spider-Man to the MCU as well as is a producer on the upcoming standalone Spider-Man movie from Sony in 2017.

Feige not only confirms Spider-Man will be Peter Parker, but also confirms the new Spider-Man will be in high school.

"We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years," Feige says in the above video. "Because, frankly, there have been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it, is even though there have been five Spider-Man films, there is 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 sort of the young-doesn't-quite-fit-in-kid before his powers, and then the fellow that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys, and doesn't shut up [laughs]. Which is something we want to play with, and we are excited about, but also I think it was midway through the first film, he graduated high school. The beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories -  he's in highschool for a lot of it, and 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 - is how unique he is in now put against all these other characters. In terms of the age of an actor we'll eventually cast, I don't know. In terms of the age who we believe Peter Parker is, I would say close to 15-16 is right."

Spider-Man is also heavily speculated to be appearing in Captain America: Civil War, which debuts May 2016.

Update: Feige also confirms a re-designed Spider-Man costume and no origin.