‘Spider-Man’ Reboot: Director Reveals Peter Parker’s Age In Marvel Cinematic Universe

Now that Disney has gotten a hold of Spider-Man and is bringing him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), many are wondering how the reboot will work. Tom Holland has been chosen as the new web-slinger, and he’s going to make his first Marvel Studios’ appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but how old will he be? Well, Jon Watts is directing the Spider-Man reboot and has finally revealed the young man’s age.

It appears as if Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige wasn’t kidding when he said Spider-Man would, once again, be a teenager. As Collider revealed, director Jon Watts will be in charge of the new reboot film for the MCU, and he’s let it be known that the 19-year-old Holland will have to play a younger role.

“There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben… I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.”

Many have talked about Peter Parker returning to high school before, but his exact age was never known until now. It is official that the new Spider-Man will be a mere 15-years-old, and it’s also confirmed that this will not be another origin story.

Yahoo UK reports that Watts is truly happy about the choice of Tom Holland and believes he’s exactly who Marvel would want in the part of Spider-Man.

“Tom was pretty perfect. He’s very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn’t already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top the kid is Spider-Man.”

In an interesting note, Watts is going to bring about a “John Hughes tone” with the new Spider-Man, and it could bring about a much cooler Peter Parker. The yet untitled reboot will hit theaters on July 28, 2017, but Spider-Man’s first appearance in the MCU comes next year.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016, and it will be the first official appearance of Spider-Man in a Marvel Studios film. It isn’t known whether he will side with Captain America, Iron Man, or be in the middle, but fans are anxious to find out.

It is going to be interesting to see how the 15-year-old Spider-Man fits in with the big boys already in the MCU, but it’s the right thing to do. The deal between Marvel Studios and Sony was a game changer, and it is already making the comic book movie world that much more interesting.

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