Marvel's New Cinematic Spider-Man Will Be "a Non-Stop Wit," Says Kevin Feige
It's been a couple of months since Marvel and Sony announced that they'd be working together to reboot the Spider-Man movie franchise, and bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That seems just about long enough for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to start teasing what fans should expect from the next big screen web head.
"It's a testament to his character that there have been five movies made already over the last — however long it's been, 13 years — and yet, there are so many things that are integral to his character in the comics that haven't been explored yet," Feige told IGN when asked about what would make the next Spider-Man different from his predecessors. "That's what most exciting."
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He went on, "Batman was the same way; there had been four Batman movies, and then Batman Begins was able to do something unique and tap into something that hadn't been seen before in the movies. It's a similar thing, obviously tonally completely different from Batman, but we're very excited about any number of things about Spidey and his standalone adventures."
In particular, Feige suggested that fans should expect more of the character's comic book comedy in his next incarnation. "When he puts that mask on, in the comics, he has a non-stop wit that's almost as troubling to the bad guys he fights as his webs and agility. We feel we haven't really seen that yet."
When asked whether or not we'll see a third movie take on the classic Spider-Man origin, Feige gave the answer I think most were hoping for. "I think people are very familiar with that origin," he said, laughing.
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