In Empire Magazine's 2016 preview issue, they chatted with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the next few Marvel Studios movies - but they skipped 2016 and went straight for 2017 for part of the conversation. The newest addition to that line-up? Spider-Man.
The next Spider-Man solo movie doesn't have a title yet, and will be the first joint production between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. That means this Spidey lives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker, a role he'll first play in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. His first solo film won't be an origin story, so director Jon Watts can skip that part of the tale (spoiler alert: boy bit by radioactive spider, loses Uncle due to irresponsibility, becomes superhero).
"Smaller scale is relative," Feige said of the film, meaning it won't be an intergalactic adventure, but that doesn't mean the stakes won't be there. "It's going to be as big and spectacular a Spider-Man film as has ever been made," he assured fans.
The use of the word "spectacular" is fun for Spidey fans, who have speculated the film might use that adjective in the title. After all, plain old "Spider-Man" has already been used, as has "Amazing."
"It's a Peter Parker story, and has more opportunity to be focused on the story of a 15 year-old kid going to high school," he said.
The Untitled Spider-Man will shoot at Pinewood Studios Atlanta in 2016 for a July 28, 2017 release.