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

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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