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Spider-Man Always a Part of the Plan?

Nice Hair, Stark
Nice Hair, Stark

In October of last year, [Marvel](channel:932254) released their Phase 3 plans. Everyone was excited. In January, when Spider-Man was announced to join the MCU, people got more excited. But had Spider-Man been on the table since even before that announcement? And why didn't they announce it then?

Thanks to Kevin Feige's interview with CraveOnline, we now know all that stuff

“Spider-Man we knew about when we were doing that announcement in October. It could have gone either way, and Marvel as you well know doesn’t announce announce anything officially until it’s set in stone. So we went forward with that Plan A in October, with the Plan B being, if it were to happen with Sony, how it would all shift. We’ve been thinking about it as long as we’ve been thinking about Phase Three.”

During the event, Feige said that there was either no truth to the rumors or that things were still being announced. We can now assume that it was the latter.

Feige also said he preferred Raimi's costume over Webb's

Extra Tidbit: I would like the actor, costume, and the movie logo now, please. I wonder if they will go the Spider-Bite route or if they will change the origin and make him a HYDRA experiment of Strucker's similar to the Maximoff Twins

The Rumors Are True...

Bad Spidey! Go to the Principal's Office!
Bad Spidey! Go to the Principal's Office!

The spectacular story of Spider-Man (pun intended) has been retold twice in the last 15 years, but each time it has been a college-aged Peter Parker (maybe spending 1 film in high school) that has been in the spotlight.

But that will change, says Marvel Studios big boss Kevin Feige. Here is what he said:

“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”

This makes him very different then the late twenties (Maximoff's) to late forties (Banner and Stark), right (Though Vision is technically less than a year old) About that, Feige said this:

“That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”

Extra Tidbit: Having a kid possibly lead the Avengers, or even just be a part of them could change the very dynamic of the squad.

Wait... There Won't be another Spidey Origin Story?

Ever since the announcement, many fanboys and girls have been complaining about one thing. Another origin story... Uggh

Again speaking with CraveOnline, Kevin Feige said this:

“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.”
“It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers.”
“There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU, you just don’t know it yet. [Laughs]“

The homemade costume part could be a nod to The Iron Spider suit that Stark gives him during the [Marvel: Civil War](tag:2346746) storyline (fantastic, if you haven't read it) see here:

Extra Tidbit: I know it didn't happen, but I wish in the final episode of the finale of

, where he

gets the red suit

That he finds a guy covered in webs, with the trademark note, which I really hope they use in the films, reading this:

As Promised, the HISHE video:


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