Now that we’ve officially got an actor attached to playing Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – set to debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own web-slinging film – lots of fans are now turning their anxiety-riddled anticipation towards wondering exactly what Spider-Man’s story is going to be all about. The fine folks over at Birth.Movies.Death had the opportunity to chat for a bit with the current king of the Marvel Movie house, Kevin Feige, and he shared with them some very interesting tidbits about what we can expect to see on screen.
While referencing Marvel’s propensity to take time-tested movie tropes and put a superhero-spin on them, Feige name-dropped an iconic director to help give a little more insight into his hopes for the “vibe” of the next Spider-Man film:
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. 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 goes on in the interview to expound upon the teenage “everything is life or death” mentality and how that approach can actually drive a film’s plot very effectively. Later in the discussion, Feige drops a fairly important piece of information:
“Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.”
This is an incredibly intriguing sentence! This means that, as of now (things always subject to change in the crazy world of Hollywood, of course), Marvel’s plans for the next Spider-Man film likely do not include any major references or appearances by The Green Goblin, Venom, Sandman, Dr. Octopus, The Lizard, Electro, or Rhino. As true fans no doubt realize, however, this still leaves plenty of quality Spider-Man bad guys for the web-slinger to tango with.
Case your vote in the comments below: which villain would you like to see Spider-Man go toe-to-toe with in his new film?