Fans who are dreading a third big screen re-telling of Spider-Man’s origins need fear not as CraveOnline today has learned, straight from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, that 2017’s Spider-Man film won’t be an origin story!
“There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU,” says Feige. “You just don’t know it yet… In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics.”
This news comes on the heels of confirmation earlier today that the film will, indeed, follow a high school-aged Peter Parker.
“We’ve already designed the costume,” Feige teases, “which is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see.”
Check out the full interview, in which Feige also talks about what he thinks the other big screen versions of Spider-Man got right, over at CraveOnline.
Casting for the new Spider-Man is expected to be announced very soon as the character will debut in Anthony and Joe Russo’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War, set for release on May 6, 2016. He’ll then get his own solo film, written and directed by Drew Goddard, set for release on July 28, 2017. As always, check back for updates as soon as they become available!