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In the last fifteen years or so there have been five Spider-Man films in two separate series, with a third, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, about to begin. So how does Marvel Studios intend to make this iteration (rumored to be called Spectacular Spider-Man) different from the rest?
According to Kevin Feige, president of the studio, they intend to put more focus on Peter Parker’s personal life by creating a high school drama along with a superhero story.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time,” he said, referring to the recent Ant-Man film as well as the director of such 1980s hits as The Breakfast Club.
Although there are rumors that Matthew McConaughey may be cast as Norman Osborn, Feige also said that “Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.” This means we may not see the Green Goblin for a while, since this arch-foe of Spidey appeared in both previous series. Skout said that though those films used his biggest villains, like Doc Ock and Venom, Spider-Man has enough history that they could dig out plenty or less well-known baddies.