Marvel’s Ant-Man will be hitting theaters in just a few weeks and as such Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been making rounds across the U.S promoting the film. Speaking with Birth.Movies.Death, Feige was not only asked about the upcoming Ant-Man film, but was also asked about the future Spider-Man film that both Marvel and Sony are developing. He spoke about the tone of the film, describing it as having a John Hughes influnce.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting,” Feige said. “Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
Feige also explained the difference between this Spider-Man film and other movies in the MCU, stating that with Spidey the stakes are going to be different from many of the MCU films, which tend to deal with world ending crisis.
“What we wanted was a movie where the stakes could be as high as ‘This bad person is going to do this bad thing, and a lot of people could die’ OR ‘You don’t get home in time and your aunt is going to figure this out, and your whole life is going to change.’ Particularly at that age, in high school, everything feels like life or death. The tests feel like life or death. Coming home from being out with your friends seemed like life or death.”
No script has been developed for Spidey’s upcoming big screen adventure, however, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating which villain the young Spider-Man will be facing off against. In his past 5 movies, Spider-Man has faced off against the likes of Doctor Octopus, Venom, Sandman, Lizard, Electro, Rhino and multiple versions of the Green Goblin. This swing around, however, it appears that Spidey will be taking on different villain(s) as revealed by Feige when asked by BMD’s Devin Faraci about the character’s villain gallery. “That’s the advantage,” speaking on Spider-Man’s massive rogue’s gallery “Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.”
Feige was also asked about whether or not we’d see Spider-Man make an appearance in one of Marvel’s Netflix series.
“My general answer to that is never say never. But our current Sony deal is very specific – we’re producing the standalone film, with a certain amount of back and forth allowed.” Still, with Spider-Man being a close bridge between street-level hero and Avenger, there’s always a possibility.”
The next Spider-Man will see Tom Holland (The Impossible, In The Heart of the Sea) playing the titular character, with director Jon Watts (Cop Car) helming the film.