It’s a solo movie made possible by the studio’s decision to broker a deal with Sony Pictures, but Kevin Feige – one of the founding fathers of the MCU – has reaffirmed that Marvel holds creative control and final say on Jon Watts’ hotly-anticipated reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Word comes by way of Hey U Guys, who spoke to Feige about the partnership underpinning next year’s solo Spidey film while chatting about the imminent Captain America: Civil War.
As many had anticipated, Marvel has final say on Watts’ Homecoming, allowing the studio to weave it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe organically replete with cameos – Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man is already a lock, ensuring Team Iron Man lives on beyond Civil War – and the studio’s signature easter eggs.
Per Hey U Guys:
“Well, I’ve known all those people for a very long time,” he told HeyUGuys. “Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years. So, it’s been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners. So far so good on that movie.”
Alongside Holland are Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and singer-cum-actress Zendaya as a potential love interest. Elsewhere, there’s also Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier as two of Peter Parker’s fellow classmates. And, despite becoming attached to the chief villain role (Vulture?) in Homecoming, Birdman and Spotlight star Michael Keaton ultimately bowed out of the project before a deal could place.
Spider-Man: Homecoming scurries into theaters on July 7, 2017.