Kevin Feige on Spider-Man's Great Purpose in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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I'm excited to see how Tom Holland's Spider-Man will be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he debuts in Captain America: Civil War next year. During a Q&A panel promoting the home media release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about the character's great purpose:

"This has been a dream of ours for a long time. We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another deal with this actor? If so, we're going to do this; if not, we're going to do this. If we get the rights to a certain character, that's great; we're going to do this. If not, we're going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens."

I'm glad that Marvel and Sony were able to come up with a deal to bring Spider-Man to where he belongs. When a reporter asked him about Spider-Man being late to the party, Feige said: "It's not about when you show up, it's about what you do once you're there." He explained:

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"This has been a dream of ours for a long time. We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another deal with this actor? If so, we're going to do this; if not, we're going to do this. If we get the rights to a certain character, that's great; we're going to do this. If not, we're going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens.
The most important thing as a standalone is relaunching Spider-Man in his own standalone movie with his own storylines that fits into this universe. That is job number one for us. ... The connectivity is great, but it doesn't drive the train."

We already know that Tom Holland's 15-year-old Peter Parker/Spider-Man will be in Captain America: Civil War; this is what Feige said about that:

"There were a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, but it felt like a very singular and relatively simple thriller.Civil Warfollows in that same way. I think that's something [directors Joe and Anthony Russo] pride themselves on, and our screenwriters Chris Markus and Steve McFeely are excellent at giving each character just enough. They're not full arcs for everybody; it's just enough that their presence is felt and important, but that the very clear single story that is being told is being served at all times."

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get more exciting with the inclusion of Spider-Man.

Captain America: Civil War will be released in theaters on May 6, 2016.


Via: IGN