Kevin Feige Confirms Teenage Peter Parker and No ‘Spider-Man’ Origin Story

Apr 12, 2015

After years of wishful thinking from nerds everywhere that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will appear alongside The Avengers it finally is happening. Even though discussions have been going on for a while between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures nothing really materialized until the Sony Hack of 2014 which lead to the official announcement several months back of the partnership. During the official press release of the partnership it does mention Peter Parker being the Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but some comic book purist thought it was time for Miles Morales to shine instead. Well, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has put the record straight that they will indeed be using a mid-teens young Peter Parker in their universe as he tells Collider:


“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are 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 the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about. I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. 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: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters. In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

He does however also go onto confirm with Crave Online that Marvel Studios won’t once again go and retell the origin story of Peter Parker given it’s been done twice in the past 15 years and that they will begin with him already as Spider-Man:

“In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics. It will not be an origin story. 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,”

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