"Spider-Man: Homecoming" concept art
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According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the studio has a very specific plan for their new cinematic Spider-Man, starting with his adventure in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and following him through his high school career - a format Feige compares to the structure of the Harry Potter films.

“Should we be able to make more after that? Sure,” Feige told Collider at Comic-Con International: San Diego. “This is sophomore year, is the next one junior year? Is the next one senior year? Is there a summer break between each of those? I don’t know what, but it was sort of how do we do a journey for Peter not dissimilar for what the students of Hogwarts would go through each of their years, which was one of the early ideas we had for the movies.”

Feige then addressed the nature of the film's villain, the Vulture, saying his technological origins make sense in the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming, whereas having a metahuman version of the villain would not have fit the movie's themes.

“That had been done in I think every prior Spider-Man film,” Feige explained. “Part of the fun of joining the cinematic universe, joining a world in which he now knows Tony Stark personally, has received a suit full of many things we haven’t seen yet that Stark Industries has supplied, it made sense to—cause that’s sort of the Marvel Cinematic Universe grounded nature is it is much more technologically based. In a world where Falcon flies around with a beautiful set of wings, it made sense that we had Vulture have technical origins.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.

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