Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Confirms Avengers 4 Spider-Man Role and Talks R-Ratings
The Avengers 4 Spider-Man role has been confirmed by Marvel’s own Kevin Feige. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the president of Marvel Studios discussed the future of Spider-Man and treading into R-rated territory with their films. It would seem the company has big plans for our web-slinging hero, so let’s dive in.
Much to the excitement of fans, Marvel and Sony struck a deal that would allow Parker’s alter ego to swing into the MCU. Tom Holland was chosen for the role and made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. While his role wasn’t major, it set the stage for Homecoming and solidified The Avengers 4 Spider-Man role in stone. The deal they struck also covers a sequel due in 2019. This means that not only will we see an Avengers 4 Spider-Man role, but we’ll also likely see some of the MCU bleed over again. For now, fans will just have to anticipate seeing Tom Holland alongside Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, and Donald Glover on July 7th in Spider-Man Homecoming.
Sony, meanwhile, has spinoffs planned around Silver Sable/Black Cat and Venom, though Marvel will not have a hand in these particular films. It would seem Marvel Studios is content focusing on Spidey. According to Feige, the company has specific plans for Spider-Man, though what those plans are remains in the shadows.
Aside from the confirmation of an Avengers 4 Spider-Man appearance, Feige discussed the R-ratings surrounding some of their characters’ other films. His feelings were that Deadpool and Logan were in unique positions to have these ratings. Deadpool breaking the fourth wall and the sense of closure in Logan seemed to attribute a need for that rating, according to the studio president. While he says that fans should not expect an R-rated movie from Marvel Studios, he did say this of the other films:
My takeaway from both of those films is not the R rating; it’s the risk they took, the chances they took, the creative boundaries that they pushed. That should be the takeaway for everyone.”
All in all, it would seem that Marvel plans to stick to their guns on how they are producing their films. With the tremendous success the studio has enjoyed, they may be right to continue on that track. While fans of the MCU will have to wait for more info, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is arriving in two weeks, so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.
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