Kevin Feige Explains Marvel’s Role In Sony’s Upcoming Spider-Man Reboot


Spider-Man will make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Captain America: Civil War hits the big screen next month, but we won’t have too long to wait until he swings his way into yet another solo outing (this time with Cop Car‘s Jon Watts at the helm).

We’ve known for a while now that Marvel will be involved with Spider-Man, but exactly how much control do they have over the movie considering the fact that the rights are still owned by Sony? Well, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has now cleared things up, and his comments should calm those who are worried that Sony will mess this reboot up even more than the last one.

“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.”

The fact that The Amazing Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach aren’t involved in any capacity is, well, spectacular news, and Marvel being so closely involved in the creative side of thing is exactly what this character needs after three lacklustre efforts. Feige was obviously reluctant to say too much more, but did at least tease where we’ll find Peter in his movie.

“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.”

So, that’s a no to another origin story? Phew! Marvel’s Spider-Man is currently set to be released on July 7th, 2017.