Could this finally be happening?
Our very own Spider-Man finally heading over to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?! Somebody pinch me, but not really.
It was a little upsetting when they announced that Marc Webb wouldn’t get to finish the AMAZING Spider-Man series seeing as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ended on a cliffhanger, but because of this change we get to see him in what superhero fans have been waiting for. The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Finally.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have decided to work together which meant having a completely new director, and a new storyline for Spider-Man. In this new iteration, Spidey will be 15, which would be interesting to see in an inevitable Avengers appearance. I could already see some comedic scenes happening between the group.
Marc Webb was asked about what he thought about him having to stop making the third installment of his series, for a new director to come in and make a Spider-Man reboot, and if there were any hard feelings?
“No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it.”
Marc Webb seems to have no bittersweet feelings about it, seeing as he is genuinely excited for Spider-Man to finally join in the MCU. Marc Webb who directed two of the Amazing Spider-Man series seems to be on a different path now and is currently working on Limitless, the CBS New Series which spins out of the movie with the same name.
On the topic of Limitless – Marc compared the NZT drug in his new series, that gives the character limitless use of their brain, to Spider-Man’s web shooters.
I know it sounds weird, but bear with me. When asked to explain Marc Webb went off to say this:
“Well, that’s not the most fun part of the drug, but there’s limitations in its limitlessness. How’s that for a quote? There’s always fun to be played. You know, Spider-Man runs out of web fluid, so there’s a limit to how perfect a mind can be, a time limit anyway,” said the director and writer. “Every power needs to have a weakness. That’s why Achilles had the heel. It’s what makes characters relatable and interesting. You ultimately are engaged by characters butting their head up against obstacles. Some of those obstacles are external. Some of them are internal.”
That actually makes sense Mr. Webb. It looks like even though Jon Watts will be the new director to these Spider-Man movies, Marc Webb will never seem to forget his time making these films. The new Spider-Man will be introduced in the the film Captain America: Civil War before getting his own film in 2017.