Kevin Feige Explores The Direction 2017’s Spider-Man Will Take

Kevin Feige is a lot different from the other top executives at production houses. As head of Marvel Studios, he spends a lot of time speaking to the media and to fans. Perhaps he understands the fans of superhero films are much more loyal than consumers of other forms of entertainment. Feige has rewarded that loyalty by always keeping followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to date on news with the films. Recently, Feige has opted to discuss the new role Spider-Man will play in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Feige was pointed out that the younger character of Peter Parker wonders whether or not he really wants to like the other superheroes. Jaime Garcia Dias wonders: does he see himself as fitting in with those heroes? In a way, this mimics how the outsider Peter Parker feels as an alienated teen in High School. The early Lee/Ditko books explored these themes to great detail. They also pointed out that Spider-Man often embodied traits Peter Parker did not. As Spider-Man, Peter Parker was allowed to cut loose a bit.

Feige has pointed out that the new Spider-Man film will be based a great deal on the style of the old John Hughes films. This would allow for the “humanist and existentialist” themes of the early Spider-Man book to be brought to life on screen. Long-time, true fans really are hoping this is the case. We have to wait until 2017 to see how the solo film plays out.