Next ‘Spider-Man’ Will Still Be Peter Parker, Kevin Feige Confirms

'Spider-Man': New Movie Stars Teen Peter

Although we already knew that the new “Spider-Man” would return to high school, it’s now confirmed that Sony Pictures will reintroduce Peter Parker in the film instead of opting for another character (like Miles Morales) to suit-up as the webslinger.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Collider that the next Spider-Man will be a 15- or 16-year-old Peter Parker.

“In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually cast, I don’t know,” Feige admits. “In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s characters were initially high schoolers as well, but Feige said keeping the superhero in that setting for an extended period of time allows for the introduction of new stories — much needed after five Spider-Man films.

“Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it,” he said. “We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”

Marvel reportedly will introduce the new Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” which hits theaters on May 6, 2016. Meanwhile, the latest “Spider-Man” franchise launches on July 28, 2017.

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  1. gaban says:

    wait till spidey die then we get to see MILES

  2. Christopher Syn says:

    I really, really wish Hollywood could get Spider-Man right. I thought the Toby McGuire films were great (up to the third one…) I didn’t even see the second Andrew Garfield one.

    And now they want to take Spidey back to High School when in the comics “Civil War” happened when Pete was an ADULT.

    Such an awesome character, and Hollywood seems to be going out of its way to sabotage the success of any film adaptation.

    Except the first two with Toby McGuire. Anyone who can take Doc Ock and make him not only sympathetic, but LIKEABLE is like Jesus and the Doobie Brothers: Just Alright With Me.

    Thanks Mr. Raimi.

  3. Guido Merkens. says:

    Kraven’s Last Hunt, G-D it!!!

  4. Eric says:

    Yay! No more fake fans preaching for a gimmick to play spider-man. It’s not racist, it’s call intelligence.

    • Talbot says:

      Agree. I’m sure most of those who demands a black Spider-Man don’t give a damn about the comics or the movies, they simply have their own agenda.

      • Tom says:

        I give a damn about both the comics and the movies but don’t you think it’s ab time that at least ONE main character is not white!

  5. Bill B. says:

    Please….Just call it a day already!

  6. So Osric Chau is still a possibility. I am okay with this! And I’m thinking they’re going to go the Ultimate Spiderman route too.

  7. dvgf says:

    So no Donald Glover? I knew that Sony are too racist to do that!! I’ve read their leaked email about Obama.

    • blargafarg says:

      Donald Glover is 31. Miles Morales, even assuming they went with him, is a middle schooler. Why would they cast someone in their 30’s for a high school role? Stop looking for racism when it’s not there – especially because Marvel Studios is in charge of casting this one, not Sony.

  8. TheydoneSpidySowrong says:

    Name the movie who wants to be spiderman and put it on TV because its a joke. Stop ruining Stan Lee creation.

  9. Albert Fonzerelli says:

    Look at the Hulks, Spiderman’s and Supermans and Batman’s It’s getting old with failed reboots or film rights changes. Such disrespect for the audience. Nice to see none of them at the Oscars this year. ( not that that really matters since its about the money anyway…) Besides men in spandex ? Why isn’t that re imagined while they’re remaking everything.

  10. ObserverMI says:

    I’m growing tired of the over-saturation of my beloved superheroes and, must say, I’m really not interested in Spider-man any longer and he use to be one of my favs,
    And not moving the story forward and keeping the character where it’s been…. Zzzzzzz

  11. Xajar says:

    How many damn times are they going to cover the same chapter in Peter’s life… Lets move further into the story, not retell the beginning over and over and over….

  12. Murica! says:

    I doubt anyone is surprised that marvel is going with Peter Parker. They already confirmed as much in the intial press release. This wil finally put an end to the ridiculous discussion of who would be the next spider-man.

  13. therealeverton says:

    Well we knew it’d be Parker, utility interesting to see that Marvel are looking to follow through with what Sony bailed on last time. Having a genuine high school Spider-Man series. Set where he first got his powers, aged 15.

    Of course it alters Civil War massively, as that plot had the married, twenty-something Peter Parker, much less needy etc.

    • Ryan says:

      True, but the Ultimate Spider-Man is pretty young, and the animated version did pretty well with more serious events, I thought, so it could go well.

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