Kevin Feige: No Spidey Origin!

FeigeMarvel“We are going to take it for granted that people know that…”

While speaking to the press at the Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket, Marvel’s Kevin Feige (who earlier confirmed that Peter Parker will be in high school) also confirmed that the new Spidey movie will not have an origin story.

From Crave Online:

“In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics,“ Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, told CraveOnline in a one-on-one interview at today’s junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“It will not be an origin story,“ Feige continued. “But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU dealing with his powers.”

“There is a young kid [already] running around New York City in a homemade version of the Spider-Man costume in the MCU, you just don’t know it yet,“ he said, laughing.

Feige also commented on the costume:

“Well, yeah, I mean look, I was more involved in the Raimi ones, and think they did a very good job. But that being said, we’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see.”

He also explains that Marvel knew Spidey would be coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe back when Marvel announced their Phase III films back in October:

“Spider-Man we knew about when we were doing that announcement in October. It could have gone either way, and Marvel as you well know doesn’t announce announce anything officially until it’s set in stone. So we went forward with that Plan A in October, with the Plan B being, if it were to happen with Sony, how it would all shift,“ Feige told us, adding, “We’ve been thinking about it as long as we’ve been thinking about Phase Three.”

At Crave, you can also read about Feige’s view on the previous Spidey films. Hat-tip to our old pal Michael “Bam Bam” Bailey for alerting us to this one!

–George Berryman!

(10) Comments

  1. Al

    @#8-I'm not gonna rip USM a new one like I want to but when the first issue of USM is a major collectors item, when USm is a top seller, when USM is apparently regarded as 'redefining the character for a new generation' and when it influenced most media adaptations that came out in it's wake, including the first Spider-man film and to a larger extent the 2 ASM films I don't think you can call it underrated. Not when so many people don't even know who Mayday Parker is despite her being the longest running female solo star at Marvel

  2. Jam

    @7 I would agree the the quality of the book did go down after bagley left until miles took over as the the lead but even so that makes for over a 100 issue strong run... I think I enjoy the inner mono log story telling and felt it was a real study of the character. And I would love to see the fury peter relationship brought to the big screen.. And bout it being over stated is dependent on what your comparing it to. I think it's been the best spidey book on the shelf for a long time now.

  3. JMH

    @#4 I respect your opinion, but I really think Bendis' Ultimate run is pretty overrated. I really enjoyed the series until Bagley's first departure, I feel like it should have ended ages ago. There are certainly ideas worth visiting from USM, but as a whole it's value is pretty over stated.

  4. Ben

    I like this idea slot. But please don’t have a teenage Spider-Man on the Avengers, If they’re going to have him on the Avengers I’d rather he was an adult.

  5. Jam

    Hope they make it as much like the ultimate comics as possible bendis run is highly under valued.

  6. hornacek

    "... spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the MCU ..." Yes, because in the 700+ issues of ASM the majority of those issues were with him in high school. Oh wait, it's only 4%. Never mind then. Marvel will never get over their obsession of Spidey being a teenager in high school. Oh well, at least we don't have to see the origin once again.

  7. Daniel

    He mentions in the article that one of two points they want to explore more is his interactions with other heroes... It's going to be a live action version of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon isn't it...

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