When it was originally announced that Marvel and Sony would be rebooting Spider-Man (again), many fans began to speculate that Spider-Man would be Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. The speculation was also fueled by claims that this Spider-Man would be different from the rest. Marvel’s Kevin Fiege has finally spoken up and confirmed that we will see the return of Peter Parker as Spider-Man, rather than the introduction of Miles Morales.
Fiege also confirmed that Peter’s age in the film would be 15-16-years-old. Even though Peter’s age is 15-16, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the age range of the actor they’ll cast. During the press day of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fiege explained why he’s looking forward to a Peter whose still in high school:
We want to play with Spider-Man in high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.
Casting news for the new Spider-Man is bound to be announced any day now, especially with Captain America: Civil War being currently filmed and the standalone Spider-Man film being developed and set for release July 28th, 2017. The front-runner, and fan-favorite choice for Peter Parker, appears to be The Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien. O’Brien has denied any involvement in the project, but fans are hoping he’s just keeping his casting on the down-low just like Paul Rudd and Benedict Cumberbatch did when they denied being cast as Ant-Man and Doctor Strange.
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