While things may not have turned out exactly as planned for Sony in regards to the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN universe, most fans couldn't be happier to see the webslinger swing into action alongside the rest of Marvel's Avengers. It's an event that's been a long time in the making, and we're finally getting to see it come to fruition in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.
However, it can't be said enough how excited most fans are to see Spider-Man go at it in his own MCU-based standalone films.
One big question fans have had is how involved Marvel Studios will be in making that movie. Will they merely stay off to the side and chime in when asked, or will they be instrumental in making sure that Spider-Man truly meshes within the universe?
In an interview with Collider, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige answered that very question.
“We’re working very much [together]. It is a— I don’t know exactly what the credits will be, but it is a Sony Pictures production of a Marvel Studios film. The agreement was that it is very much a Sony Pictures movie. Amy Pascal is co-producing it with us and [Sony Chairman] Tom Rothman is leading the charge for Sony and that we are the creative producers. We are the ones hiring the actor, introducing him in this film, and then working right now on the script and soon to be shooting the actual Spidey film.”
So while most of the heavy lifting still seems to be in Sony's court, the fact that Marvel is the one working on the script right now bodes well for continuity. Let's hope that once that's completed that it doesn't lead to a clash between the two studios.
Another question fans have had is a big one: will poor Uncle Ben once again be subjected to yet another death? Like with Batman, Spider-Man's origins is something we've seen on the big screen more than once, and it doesn't seem like Marvel's best interest to re-tread that ground.
“We spend a lot of time as we work on these movies saying ‘Don’t take it for granted that the audience saw the other the other movies or that the audience is as versed in the comic books as we are.’ We take great pains to give you everything you need to know within the context of whatever movie you’re actually watching. However, we did say, if it’s safe to assume anything, it’s safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man and what that backstory was. We’ve seen it a number of times now, it’s its own well-known mythology. So we said, let’s reveal that there’s been a Spider-Man in the MCU and we meet him, as you see, in [CIVIL WAR].”
There are events that made Peter who he was, and we’ll certainly allude to those events, but we’re much more focused on his future and how he continues to grow and have a steep learning curve after, certainly, the adventure he had in Civil War on how to be his own hero.”
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR hits U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
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