New Spider-Man Will Be Witty, Teenage Peter Parker, Will Forgo Origin Story

April 13, 2015


Good news, Uncle Ben: you don't have to be murdered again! Speaking to CraveOnline, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that, for the latest Spider-Man reboot, we aren't going to have to sit through the origin story.

"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," Feige explained. Finally, having an early, intricate knowledge of Spider-Man's origins will pay off in more than just all the sex it's gotten us.

Feige went on to lay out how the new Spider-Man would differ from his predecessors, saying that this iteration will remain a high school-age teen for the foreseeable future, not just for a couple bullying scenes in the first film. He will also be "very, very funny and very, very witty when he's in that costume"--and that costume will be a new one. Like his predecessors, this Spider-Man will begin in a homemade suit, but then he'll progress into another outfit that "is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ... is classic Spidey."

Also "classic Spidey"? His alter ego. Though there have been rumors of a non-Peter, possibly non-white Spider-Man since it was revealed that Andrew Garfield got laid off, Feige has now confirmed to Collider that with great news about skipping the origin story comes great reliance on pre-existing character details. So yeah, it's still Peter Parker.

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