Kevin Feige explains how Spider-man will fit into the Marvel universe

The Marvel head honcho was talking ahead of the US release of Captain America

Spider-man: Homecoming will be “a Sony Pictures production of a Marvel Studios film”, according to the Kevin Feige.

The man in ultimate charge of the prodigiously successful Marvel Cinematic Universe has been discussing the upcoming Spider-man standalone movie, starring Brit teenager Tom Holland (pictured), after the character’s critically acclaimed but brief appearance in the current superhero extravaganza Captain America: Civil War.

“The agreement was that it is very much a Sony Pictures movie,” he told Collider while on a press engagement for Civil War, which will be released in the US on Friday. “Tom Rothman is leading the charge for Sony and that we are the creative producers. We are the ones hiring the actor, introducing him in this film, and then working right now on the script and soon to be shooting the actual Spidey film.”

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He confirmed that the hotly awaited Homecoming – which was only made possible after years of tricky legal negotiations allowed Sony to partially return the rights to the figure who is arguably Marvel’s most recognisable superhero – would be set after the events in Civil War. Excitingly, Feige also seemed to suggest that the movie would not feature Spidey’s origin story.

He said: “We take great pains to give you everything you need to know within the context of whatever movie you’re actually watching. However, we did say, if it’s safe to assume anything, it’s safe to assume that everybody knows how Spider-Man became Spider-Man and what that backstory was. We’ve seen it a number of times now, it’s its own well-known mythology.”

Captain America: Civil War
is out now in the UK.