It has been confirmed that Peter Parker will be a high school student in the next Spider-Man movie.
Kevin Feige revealed Marvel’s plans for the character, who will be making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He explained how he wants to explore more about Peter Parker’s character, and that taking him back to his youth – 16-years-old to be exact – would be the perfect way to do that.
Speaking to Collider, he said:
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 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.
The new Spider-Man is expected to make his on-screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, while his first solo Marvel film is currently due for release on July 28, 2017.