Kevin Feige Talks Spider-Man In 'Captain America: Civil War' & Phase 3

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

Last night the head of Marvel Studios Mr. Kevin Feige spoke at an event for the home release this week of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  During the event Feige spoke about many different Marvel related things including television and the movies crossing over.  But he also brought up the recent addition of Spider-Man in the MCU.

Making that agreement...was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man. I think Spider-man can serve great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That was what was unique about him in the comics was not that he was the only superhero in the world; it’s that he was a totally different kind of superhero when compared against all the other ones in the Marvel universe at the time.
— Kevin Feige

Feige also revealed that Marvel Studios has always had two plans ready to go, for the next phase of the MCU.  One for if they got Spider-man and the other for if they weren't able to agree on a deal.

This has been a dream of ours for a long time,. We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another deal with this actor? If so, we’re going to do this; if not, we’re going to do this. If we get the rights to a certain character, that’s great; we’re going to do this. If not, we’re going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens.
— Kevin Feige

Finally Feige talked about the "important thing" is "relaunching Spider-Man in his own standalone movie with his own storylines that fits into our universe, the MCU."  Then he talked a little bit about Captain America: Civil War.

There were a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, but it felt like a very singular and relatively simple thriller. Civil War follows in that same way.

I think that’s something [directors Joe and Anthony Russo] pride themselves on, and our screenwriters Chris Markus and Steve McFeely are excellent at giving each character just enough. They’re not full arcs for everybody; it’s just enough that their presence is felt and important, but that the very clear single story that is being told is being served at all times.
— Kevin Feige

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016