During today’s massive Marvel media event, where the illustrious studio detailed their third phase of movies they answered questions from attendees.
One got my attention: the head of it all, Kevin Feige, was asked about those pesky and persistent rumors regarding the Spider-Man films and their maybe someday inclusion in a greater cinematic universe.
Anything that wasn’t specifically and obviously revealed today is either not true at all, or still rumor until it’s worked out.
Well that’s a dodge if I ever heard one! But considering how one of the architectural dynamos in this decade plus visual dance of movie guts and glory didn’t deny it, there’s still hope. He could have flat out said no but he didn’t! Keep your fingers crossed while we all fight the urge to simply dismiss the potential awesomeness with: “nope, there’s no way that Andrew Garfield‘s Peter Parker will ever be on the same screen as Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
As an avid Spider-Fan I need him to be involved with Civil War. It’s a defining arc that capped off one of my favorite narrative runs (J. Michael Straczynski) and as an ardent fanboy there are somethings that need to be present in any adaptation, and he needs to be there! Can’t you just see a live action poster where our favored arachnid is pushed and pulled by two perspectives, literally.
It’s a stretch I know, but come on a man can dream.
What are your thoughts? Can you sit through Captain America: Civil War without Peter Parker? Is it easy to see a meaningful interpretation without the iconic web-slinger?
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