This weekend, all eyes will be on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only is the film Spidey’s first standalone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it is also the second reboot in 15 years. Now that he’s allowed to play in the Marvel sandbox it will be interesting to see what kinds of adventures the Webslinger will go on.
While it’s still too early to tell that, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gives us an idea of what to expect and what kind of plans he has in store for the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Find out what they are in the full story below.
Feige spoke to the Toronto Sun about how the crossover films like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 will be part of Spider-Man’s new story. In fact, it will be a five-story journey for the character. Here’s what he had to say:
“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker. In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school. This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there.”
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel – what are the odds it’s based on another high school dance? – is said to start a few months after Avengers 4. It’s still not clear how the events of Avengers 4 will impact the MCU as a whole, but it’s something that Marvel will be looking into exploring, especially how it will affect Peter Parker:
“Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”
So will Spidey suffer some sort of trauma that has a profound impact on his social life and makes him question his heroism in both Avengers films, or will he walk away from it unscathed? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7.
[Source: Toronto Sun]