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Marvel confirms much younger Peter Parker for Spider-Man film

by Brandon Russell | April 13, 2015April 13, 2015 3:00 pm PDT


It’s great that Spider-Man is joining up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is he getting his own stand-alone film, but there’s room for him to show up in future Marvel movies; there are already rumors he’ll pop up in the next Captain America: Civil War, which is set to come out on May 6, 2016.

Since the announcement of the new Spider-Man film, however, the question has always been: how will Marvel handle yet another reboot? There was speculation the next Spider-Man would ditch Peter Parker and explore the world of Miles Morales, but Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, says that won’t be the case.

During an Avengers: Age of Ultron junket, Feige confirmed Spider-Man will be played by a much younger Peter Parker—in the 15 to 16-year-old range. There were plenty of rumors claiming Marvel was on the hunt for a much younger actor to dawn the red and blue Spidey suit, and it seems that’s exactly what executives plan to do.

In the very first Spider-Man movie directed by Sam Raimi, we did see Peter Parker in high school, but it was only for a brief time, and it didn’t really explore what it was like for Parker to be a normal teenager suddenly dealing with these powers. In that sense, the new Spider-Man will be a much more relatable character; except, you know, the fact that he has super powers.

Now I wonder who will play the new Peter Parker? I guess that pretty much rules out Andrew Garfield, who didn’t really get a fair run at the character. Either way, it’ll be awesome to see such a young kid hanging out with the Avengers crew.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...