With “Ant-Man” slated to hit cinemas soon, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has taken some time out to talk “Spider-Man” and has shared some further details regarding how their deal with Sony Pictures works.
SuperHeroHype spoke with Feige who only had good things to say about the partnership:
“We’re producing that movie for Sony and in partnership with Amy Pascal, so it’s been going through the same process of any other Marvel film would, and it’s been great. Tom Rothman at Sony has been very supportive in the decisions and obviously the two big ones we announced this week.”
Would any of the previous Spider-Man films inspire the upcoming one?
“We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to.”
Will Spider-Man villains making appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? On that front, Feige says hold your horses for now:
“Right now, it’s all about producing the new stand-alone Spider-Man movie. That’s what Sony is focused on. That’s what we’re focused on, and whatever happened before that or after that, sort of remains to be seen, but it’s all about producing the best Spider-Man movie we can, certainly within the Sony Universe, next July.”
While the reboot is nice, the big thing people want to see is how this Spider-Man interacts with the rest of The Avengers, and it is on that front where Feige tells Zap2It that we’ll really see a difference between the new Spider-Man and the previous versions:
“The biggest thing … is that it takes place in this universe. It’s the first time that you’ll be able to see Spider-Man like he was in the comics, as a very different type of hero when compared to the other heroes in the universe.
Up until this point in the other Spidey films, he was the only hero, and now he’s not. Now he’s a kid in Queens with these powers and has other [superheroes] to look to. Does he want to be like these other characters? Does he want nothing to do with these other characters? How does that impact his experience, being this grounded but super powerful hero?
Those are all the things that Stan Lee and Steve Ditko played with in the first ten years of his comics, and that now we can play with for the first time in a movie.”
Tom Holland plays the character who will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in next year’s “Captain America: Civil War”.