For the last several weeks comic book movie fans have been speculating how Marvel and Sony plan to reboot Spider-Man. Would Peter Parker still be a teenager? Would we be getting yet another origin story? Well, now we know. Writer-director Drew Goddard has been hired to bring the web-slinger back to the big screen in a series of standalone movies, and Spider-Man will more than likely make an appearance in the next Captain America movie, and perhaps will eventually join the Avengers.
While the character will start off as a high-school student, there will be no origin story; Marvel and Sony are hoping to cast a young actor who will grow into the role over several movies. “Peter Parker will be a high-schooler,” writes Uproxx, “but if everything goes well, we’ll see Parker evolve into an adult over a series of trilogies which provides an interesting dynamic that in and of itself comes with a variety of dilemmas to explore.” There is also a rumor that Spider-Man will fight Iron Man. Is this the big news that Robert Downey, Jr teased last week?