Thanks to a landmark deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, Spider-Man has already joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War and next week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The agreement continues into Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, and the currently untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Past that, it’s anyone’s guess how long Sony and Amy Pascal will share the character with Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige. So, one would expect Feige to get his so-called “money’s worth” with the Avengers films on Spider-Man’s contract, especially since Feige considers the character to be “the jewel in the crown” at Marvel.
With a cast so full of characters in Infinity War, how much screentime will Spider-Man really receive? After all, though Spider-Man may be the face of Marvel, the films need to focus on giving our original Avengers a proper send-off, plus the Guardians of the Galaxy are involved as well, in addition to other newcomers to the Avengers franchise like Doctor Strange and the villainous Thanos.
Feige opened up to Fandango about how much Spider-Man we can expect to see in Avengers: Infinity War, and if you were excited for a Spidey love-fest, take it down a notch! Feige told Fandango:
â€œI think it might feel bigger a little bit because of Homecoming and because of what people know from it, but it’s about on par with [Civil War].”
Fandango also asked if any of Spider-Man’s amazing friends from Homecoming would show up in Infinity War, just as Wong will be joining Doctor Strange, and Black Panther villain Man-Ape has been confirmed to appear. Feige’s response:
â€œThere’s a pretty big crew already in those movies, but you might keep an eye out.â€
That sounds like a yes, but a small, Easter Egg sized yes. Screentime on par with Civil War seems about right for everyone’s favorite Wallcrawler, if not too much, in a film with more comics characters than likely ever before. As I said previously, Spider-Man needs to be part of the action, but he shouldn’t be the star of the show until the old guard of Avengers have moved on…or met their fate at the hands of Thanos.
Are you disappointed by Feige’s answer, or relieved? Do you want more Spider-Man, or less? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
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