Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is quite a busy man these days. He’s not only been doing the legwork for promoting Ant-Man, he’s also been providing snippets of information regarding his other films that are in the works as well. In an interview with the LA Times, he was asked to provide some info regarding Spider-Man’s role in Captain America: Civil War. To that request he replied:
“No, everyone takes for granted that he’s in it, but I don’t want people to have false expectations. Well, you see the casting right away. He’s younger by I think five or six or seven or eight years than either Tobey [Maguire] orAndrew [Garfield] when they were cast and that’s very intentional. You look at the early comic books of Spider-Man and what was so great about what Stan Lee and Steve Ditko did was they said what if one of the most powerful heroes we have is a high school kid who also has to do homework and isn’t a billionaire, or isn’t a genius scientist, or isn’t a trained assassin, or isn’t another scientist who had an accident but is a kid?”
Feige elaborated by saying that Spider-Man’s relationship in conjunction with other characters in the MCU is different from what was done in years past.
“To go back to those Stan Lee, Steve Ditko origin tales of having him be younger and that dichotomy with dealing with the rest, and also in Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man. That the younger he was, the more truer he was to the original Spider-Man comic book stories and also the more unique and different he would be in comparison to the other Marvel heroes.”
Some days I tire of this cat and mouse game that we play with the studios. And other days, I just can’t get enough of it. How about you?