We have a few cool Spider-Man tidbits that dropped today, courtesy of former Spidey director, Marc Webb, and upcoming Spidey director, Jon Watts.
When speaking to Slashfilm, Marc Webb reveals there are no hard feelings about Spider-Man being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that he's no longer at the helm. In fact, he's thrilled, he revealed in an earlier interview from the summer published today:
No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that characte. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it. [Jon Watts was announced after this interview.]
And since Marvel has made a point to let fans know they planned on their version of Peter Parker being very young, audiences have wondered just how young, exactly, they planned on going? Newly cast Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is 19, but his baby face means he could play quite a bit younger.
As it turns out, that's exactly what he's doing, confirmed Jon Watts. Speaking to Empire, he revealed that Peter Parker will be roughly the same age for his standalone movie in the MCU as he was in the comics when he took up the mantle - age 15:
We're really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He's just 15 now.
Except, last week, we got a rumored timeline for the events of [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) and Spider-Man. According to that timeline (if proven correct), the events of the standalone Spider-Man movie will take place about a year after the events of Civil War. And heading in to Civil War, Peter Parker will have been swinging about as Spider-Man for about a year by the time we get to the events of that movie.
So if that's the case, does it mean that the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Spider-Man got his powers at age 13, or even 12? Or is that just a continuity error on the studio's part?
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6 of next year and the standalone Spider-Man reboot is due in theaters on July 28, 2017.