Marvel Has Creative Control On “Spider-Man”

When the deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios was announced, fans had a whole bunch of questions about what it meant for the “Spider-Man” franchise. Many of those have been fully answered, from the casting of Tom Holland to the use of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We also know that Marvel Studios characters will appear in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first of the Spider-Man films under the deal. One question though that hasn’t been fully explained before now is just how much creative control Marvel actually has over the film.

In the past, both Sony reps and Marvel’s Kevin Feige have been very quick to point out that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is very much a Sony film and it sounded like Sony was still in charge of creative decisions. Speaking with HeyUGuys on the red carpet of “Captain America: Civil War” this week, Feige has brought it back to the Marvel ball court, indicating Marvel is the one making the “creative decisions” on the film:

“Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years, so it’s been great, and they really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make that movie [‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’], but they’ve been great partners, and so far so good on that movie. We wanted young. We wanted to do a very young Peter Parker, because — in the comics, and especially the early comics — he was young. He was in high school, and that’s what we wanted to do to make it different from the other films that have come before it.”

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is scheduled to hit cinemas on July 7th 2017. Tom Holland first appears in character in “Captain America: Civil War” which opens this week in many global territories and in the United States next Friday.

One person who doesn’t appear in that film is Chris Hemsworth as Thor. The actor, who will reprise his Marvel role shortly for filming on “Thor: Ragnarok” in Australia, has posted a video about where he stands in the #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan debate.