Marvel Had Prepared For No “Spider-Man”

Marvel Studios appears to have been planning to bring Spider-Man back into the fold for some time. Whether their deal with Sony Pictures went forward or not, they apparently prepared for every contingency. Marvel’s Kevin Feige told Slashfilm at the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” junket over the weekend:

“As you might have imagined, that had been in the works for a long, long, long, long time. And we had, as we often do, mapped out various alternatives if things don’t happen. So we had a plan how it would continue without him and we have a plan how now it will continue with him. I wouldn’t say it was ‘drastic’ but we were certainly happy when it all came together.”

Feige also says they are very keen to explore the character’s sense of humor: “When he puts that mask on, in the comics, he has a non-stop wit. That is almost as troublesome to the bad guys he’s fighting, as his webs and agility. We felt we haven’t seen that as much in the movies, and we’re excited about that.”