Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Lots of big, exciting things going on in the Spider-Man world these days. They got a great young actor in Tom Holland (no relation to the Fright Night director), it looks like they've got him popping up in Captain America: Civil War and Sony's locked in a director for his stand-alone film over at that studio.
If you want to get even more excited for this new era of Spidey films, check out THR's interview with Marvel top dude Kevin Feige. He is asked if the Sony deal works both ways, meaning that we know Spider-Man can show up in Disney's MCU films, but can MCU characters show up in Sony's Spider-Man?
Feige's exact words: “Specifics of the story aside, the agreement that has been made between Sony and Marvel is that we could do that.”
He also assured us that Sony may be making their Spidey movies, but Marvel is for sure producing them in much the same way they produce their current slate at Disney, which sounds to me like he's either trying to ease fan concern with a little exaggeration of Marvel's involvement or he's trying to save face for Sony and is pretty much just making the movie his way. Can't really tell which just yet, but for all our sakes I hope it's the latter.
Spider-Man was my entry into comics. It was him and those crazy X-folks in the mid to late '80s that hooked me, so I'm crazy excited to see Spidey swing into action with some new friends in the coming years.
Oh, and if you want to see a little glimpse of the kind of guy they just cast as Spider-Man, check out this stunt he did himself and posted to Instagram a few days ago.
That's our new Spider-Man, folks!