How Spider-Man Will Fit Into The MCU, According To Marvel President

It’s a testament to the popularity of Spider-Man that we still can’t stop talking about him. After one film trilogy and a near instantaneous reboot into two more we’re still wondering what’s going to happen when we see him next, in his third iteration in a decade. All signs point to Spider-Man ver. 3.0 being very different than the first two however, and the man behind the MCU has some specific detail about how Spidey will fit.

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige spoke to Zap2it about the future of the Spider-Man character and how the Marvel film version would differ from what we’d seen before. While we already have some information, like the fact that we won’t see an origin story for the wall crawler, but now Spidey is going to enter the MCU and according to Feige this new universe is going to effect the wall crawler differently.

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.

Since all previous Spider-Man movies had the web head by himself there have never been other heroes for him to contrast against. In casting 19 year old Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man they will have a young man who looks up to these established heroes, and is trying to figure out where he fits. All of our heroes so far chose to get powers, or were born with them. Even Hulk was looking for powers, just not what he ended up with. Spider-Man will be a kid with powers he wasn’t even looking for. What does he do with them? It should make for a compelling story.

While we know that Spider-Man will not be filling the role in Captain America: Civil War that he did in the comics version of the arc, Feige did say that the schism within the MCU will still have an effect on him when we meet him next summer. Peter Parker will need to decide if he wants to be like these heroes, or wants nothing to do with them. It could potentially be a traumatic experience for a young Spider-Man. The Peter Parker who dealt with all the heroes taking sides in the comics was an adult. One expects a kid will have a very different reaction to it all.

Whatever happens to the web slinger in Civil War will then set up his solo venture for July of 2017. We’re surprised how much we’re still looking forward to seeing Spider-Man in the movies again after everything he’s been through. By 2017 we’ll probably even be ready for another starring role.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.