Just hours after news leaked of the Amazing Spider-Man relaunch and other titles for "All-New All-Different Marvel," series writer Dan Slott talked to MTV about the new status quo for Peter Parker as well as how Miles Morales factors into the wall-crawler's equation.
“Peter Parker has stepped up. He’s grown. He’s become the Peter Parker we’ve always hoped he was going to be," Slott said. "This company, with Peter’s inventions and Peter’s gumption has gone to new heights.”
The company Slott refers to is a rejuvenated Parker Industries, which Slott introduced earlier in his run on the Spider-Man titles. MTV describes the "All-New All Different" Peter Parker as a "globe-spanning entrepreneur and inventor" heading up the tech company as a "less angsty" version of Iron Man's Stark Industries.
“He’s operating with Parker industries in not just New York, but also Shanghai and San Francisco and London,” said Slott. “He’s going to be a far more global Spider-Man, and with that is going to come all new global threats. Things that will really test Spider-Man like never before.”
In Parker's new status quo, he'll have a bodyguard that also borrows from Iron Man lore: Spider-Man. Just as Tony Stark distanced himself from being Iron Man, Peter Parker will have Spider-Man as a bodyguard as a public disguise. As part of it, Parker will have an upgraded tech-heavy costume designed by Alex Ross
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding,” explained the writer. “and when you want to take something to the next level, you go, and make it look real, you go, ’hey Alex Ross, take your best shot.’”
In addition to a new suit, Parker has put his mind to creating a new Spider-Mobile that series editor Nick Lowe says will be driving the streets of Shanghai in the first issue.
As far as Parker's love life goes (and as teased in the Alex Ross cover image), Slott hints at a new love triangle for Aunt May's favorite nephew.
“One of the things I always loved was there was always a triangle,” said Slott. “There’s all these characters who are vying for Pete’s attention and I think you’re going to get back to that. You’re going to see all kinds of different characters we know and care about.”
When asked about Amazing Spider-Man with Parker and Spider-Man with Morales existing in the same universe, Slott says there's room for both.
“What you’re going to get from Miles is you’re going to get classic Spider-Man. A teenager in high school having problems and trying to deal with things," Slott answered. And when you’re reading Peter Parker Amazing Spider-Man, you’re going to get the Spider-Man you’ve been reading about since 1962 going to all new levels. Can he do the street stuff? Sure, but he can do that times ten. It’s everything you know, everything you care about, amped up to a level you’ve never seen before."