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Marvel's Spider-Man Gets New Costume & No Origin

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 23:02


Earlier saw Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige confirm that Peter Park is in high school, and now Feige offers further details.

While doing press for Avengers 2, Kevin Feige speaks with Crave Online about Spider-Man stating there will not be not an origin story and confirms a brand new costume.

“It will not be an origin story,“ Feige offered. “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.

"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," Feige said with a laugh.

Feige continues with mention of an idea what they will do with Spider-Man.

"And also the notion that he is very, very funny and very, very witty when he’s in that costume, swinging around,” Feige said. “Not as a standup comedian, obviously, but as almost his nervous energy, bothering the criminals with banter as much as with his powers. That’s something that I think we’re excited to explore.”

Kevin Feige also confirms they have designed the new costume, and that they have been thinking of Spider-Man for a while - ever since the Phase 3 plans started.

"...we’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see," Feige said. "Spider-Man we knew about when we were doing that announcement in October. It could have gone either way, and Marvel as you well know doesn’t announce announce anything officially until it’s set in stone. So we went forward with that Plan A in October, with the Plan B being, if it were to happen with Sony, how it would all shift. We’ve been thinking about it as long as we’ve been thinking about Phase Three.”

Spider-Man is speculated to first appear in "Captain America: Civil War" in May 2016, with the standalone Spider-Man movie, of which Feige is producing, due out from Sony in 2017.