Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, Marvel Studios was the underdog. They were a new studio with only B-level characters to their names. Now, they have Spider-Man himself on their extensive roster of now A-list characters, with other potentials like X-Men and Fantastic Four now a real possibility.
But even back in 2008, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was an ambitious fellow. A comic fan on Reddit recently rediscovered a cool quote from the Hollywood producer that was buried in the comic Spider-Man: One More Day. Here’s what he had to say all those years ago (pay close attention to that last sentence):
“I read (almost) every Marvel comic that is published each and every week. For me, it’s homework, research, and, of course, fun. I usually organize my pile of ‘to read’ based on what films we are currently developing and what character is undergoing a renaissance in the comics. For the past six years, Joe’s run on Spidey has been the one on top. I would sit and read it the moment it landed in my inbox. Joe’s creative daring is an ispiration and his imaginative storytelling transcends all forms of media. My favorite J.M.S. Spidey moment also happens to be my favorite Spidey moment period: Aunt May discovers Peter’s secret. It has become my mission to put tha tmoment up on screen. Someday we will. I promise.”
Earlier this year saw the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and at the end of the film, Peter pulled off the Spider-Man mask in his room, only for Aunt May to be standing behind him, out of focus. After a brief moment, she yells out, “What the f—“ before the credits rolled.
Now, after all this time, Feige managed to fulfill his promise, and it was just as shocking and memorable as ever.
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