In a matter of days, theaters around the world will get to see Spider-Man like they have never before. Marvel Studios will soon get to work with Sony as their joint Spider-Man film prepares for its premiere. And, now, the president of Marvel Studios is explaining why Spider-Man: Homecoming’s planned sequel will be the MCU’s next Civil War.
Recently, Kevin Feige sat down for an interview with io9 to talk about where the MCU will head after Spider-Man: Homecoming and next Avengers films. It was there the executive producer opened up about how Peter Parker’s future will fundamentally direct the cinematic universe’s future moving forward.
“So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about,” Feige said.
Obviously, the events of the next two Avengers films will cause a rather big disruption for Peter Parker. The hero is a simple student-turned-superhero from Queens who will get involved in a world of intergalactic tyrants. Spider-Man will be asked to help defend the entire universe from Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet goals, and it will be a lot to handle. Even with the assistance of the Avengers and other MCU heroes, Spider-Man will be in over his head, and his next standalone film will have a chance to explore the fallout of Avengers 3 and 4.
“It was purposefully done like this,” the president continued. “Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.