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Kevin Feige talks the Marvel/Sony partnership on the Spider-man standalone movie and is the title and villain revealed?

April 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments


With Spider-man set to make his debut in a few weeks in Captain America: Civil War, everyone is looking to the future of the character in the MCU.

No-one moreso than Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who has been talking about how involved Marvel will be in the standalone movie, given that Sony will also be involved.

He says that Marvel will be looking after the creative side while Sony will be producing: “We’re working very much [together]. It is a— I don’t know exactly what the credits will be, but it is a Sony Pictures production of a Marvel Studios film. The agreement was that it is very much a Sony Pictures movie.

“Amy Pascal is co-producing it with us and [Sony Chairman] Tom Rothman is leading the charge for Sony and that we are the creative producers. We are the ones hiring the actor, introducing him in this film, and then working right now on the script and soon to be shooting the actual Spidey film.”

He also god on to say that, whatever else the movie will be, it won’t be another Spidey origin movie: “We spend a lot of time as we work on these movies saying ‘Don’t take it for granted that the audience saw the other movies or that the audience is as versed in the comic books as we are.’ We take great pains to give you everything you need to know within the context of whatever movie you’re actually watching. However, we did say, if it’s safe to assume anything, it’s safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man and what that backstory was. We’ve seen it a number of times now, it’s its own well-known mythology. So we said, let’s reveal that there’s been a Spider-Man in the MCU and we meet him, as you see, in [Civil War].”

On a related note, do we know who the villain will be?

BMD are reporting that, as we reported a couple of weeks ago, Spider-man: Homecoming is the title of the standalone movie and the villain – or one of the villains – will be The Vulture.

This is an interesting choice and it means that the classic Spider-man villains will be available as Sony are involved. We were worried with the possible not-MCU-related Venom movie, that the typical Spidey villains are off-limits. Now we reckon not.

Would you like to see Adrian Toomes take on a newbie Spider-man? Let us know…


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….