New Spider-Man Confirmed As High School-Age Peter Parker (VIDEO)
Spider-Man is joining the MCU and Avengers: Age of Ultron producer Kevin Feige just confirmed that he will be Peter Parker in high school.
Feige told Collider:
“In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right. 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.”
“I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. 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.”
So there goes Miles Morales.
I don’t think Dylan O’Brien, who is one of the front-runners for the role, looks 15 or 16. Perhaps Disney is looking for someone brand new.
Spider-Man will make his first appearance in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War and a stand alone film is set for a July 28, 2017 release.
Watch the video here: