Confirmed: New Spider-Man Will Be A Teenage Peter Parker

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During a recent interview with Collider, Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President) confirmed that the latest version of Spider-Man will be Peter Parker. Feige went on to confirm that Spidey will be a teenager when he makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Highlights from the interview:

On how old Peter Parker will be: “In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually to cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

On why Parker will be a teen: “We want to play with Spider-Man in the 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.”

On keeping Spider-Man in high school: “I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”