With the release of Captain America: Civil War fast approaching, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has been out and about on the press tour, discussing all things Marvel. We’ve already brought you some of his comments on Inhumans [see here] along with Black Panther and Captain Marvel [see here], and now the producer has been talking to Collider about the 2017 Spider-Man reboot, and how Marvel will work alongside Sony.
“We’re working very much [together]. It is a— I don’t know exactly what the credits will be, but it is a Sony Pictures production of a Marvel Studios film. The agreement was that it is very much a Sony Pictures movie. Amy Pascal is co-producing it with us and [Sony Chairman] Tom Rothman is leading the charge for Sony and that we are the creative producers. We are the ones hiring the actor, introducing him in this film, and then working right now on the script and soon to be shooting the actual Spidey film.”
Feige also went on to reiterate that we won’t be revisiting the Spider-Man origin story in Captain America: Civil War or the subsequent reboot, although we may see elements of it:
“We spend a lot of time as we work on these movies saying ‘Don’t take it for granted that the audience saw the other the other movies or that the audience is as versed in the comic books as we are.’ We take great pains to give you everything you need to know within the context of whatever movie you’re actually watching. However, we did say, if it’s safe to assume anything, it’s safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man and what that backstory was. We’ve seen it a number of times now, it’s its own well-known mythology. So we said, let’s reveal that there’s been a Spider-Man in the MCU and we meet him, as you see, in [Civil War]. There are events that made Peter who he was, and we’ll certainly allude to those events, but we’re much more focused on his future and how he continues to grow and have a steep learning curve after, certainly, the adventure he had in Civil War on how to be his own hero.”
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, while the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot is set for release on July 7th 2017.
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