Production on the “Spider-Man” reboot has its share of speculations as of late, from casting to plot rumours. Few details have been revealed regarding the new Sony-Marvel project. However, below is a summary of what’s been reported so far about the reboot.
The “Spider-Man” reboot will not be an origin story according to Tech Times. Suffice to say that viewers have by now already learned how Peter Parker became the web crawler based on the numerous retelling of the character’s life story. However, what Marvel has supposedly planned for the superhero is to bring him back to his high school years in the reboot.
Sources with knowledge of the production told Variety that Spider-Man will be back in high school to further “explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom.” This is said to be the reason why 31-year-old Andrew Garfield is officially out of the franchise and won’t be reprising his role as Peter Parker.
A few names have since been attached as possible candidates to play the role of Peter Parker in the “Spider-Man” reboot. “Percy Jackson” star Logan Lerman and “The Maze Runner” actor Dylan O’Brien are among the actors whom per Variety were once being eyed for the part. However, the 23-year-old O’Brien has confirmed in an interview with Buzzfeed that he hasn’t been approached for the role.
The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider even made headlines at one point for saying that the “Spider-Man” reboot will likely not feature a white actor but a Latino or Black actor as the next Spider-Man. During a “Meet the Movie Press” discussion on “Spider-Man’s” future in the MCU, co-show host Mark Reilly also suggested that perhaps Miles Morales will be the next Spider-Man. However, casting updates have yet to be officially announced by Marvel and Sony Pictures.
In the process of introducing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the reboot, the web crawler will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War.” Spider-Man is believed to be an essential character in the Civil War storyline, a reason which could be attributed to Disney and Marvel’s agreement with Sony to make him a member of the MCU.
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