With the huge success of so many Spider-Man movies, Marvel and Sony have teamed up to bring fans a prequel for the web-head’s movies: Little Peter.
Burbank, California – With the success of not only one but two Spider-Man series over the course of the last fifteen years, and the upcoming reboot bringing the web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would seem anything with the teen hero’s name is a breakout hit. The wall-crawler is easily Marvel’s hottest property, with appearances in Captain America: Civil War and other MCU movies being highly anticipated, so it makes sense for Marvel and Sony to work together to create a Spider-Man prequel, entitled Little Peter.
“What a genius concept!” exclaimed Ivan Silverstein, who heard rumors of the upcoming film circulating at this year’s Comic-Con San Diego. The young man, cosplaying as recurring Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus (or Doc Ock), added, “It’s about time we saw some of the day-to-day lives of our favorite superheroes.”
In the film, Max Charles is set to play a pre-teen Peter Parker. An early draft of the script is said to describe a long list of events leading up to – but not including – Peter being bitten by a radioactive spider and turning into your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. This isn’t the first time in the part for Charles, who played the young Peter in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Sony’s initial intent was to make Little Peter a prequel for their own Spider-Man series, but recent negotiations with Marvel opened the door to bring the web-head into the greater comic book universe, and the script is being restructured to sever ties to Andrew Garfield’s character in favor of Tom Holland’s.
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has offered fans a quick overview of the flick.
“Think of it as a Diary of a Wimpy Kid-type comedy. Only it’s different because we know Peter Parker will one day be crawling up walls, swinging from webs, and catching the bad guys. Here’s the rub: this Peter is teased, picked on, bullied, and never gets the girl,” Feige said. “But hey, he does get straight As, so at least he’s a good role model for young nerds everywhere.
Marvel – and its parent company, Disney – are keeping a close eye on Little Peter, hoping it will open a new door in the realm of superhero films. Should a Spider-Man prequel succeed, and there is little doubt that it will, the studio has a whole list of movies dealing with the minutiae of superheros in their non-super roles. The first potential film centers around Tony Stark.
Feige offered some spoilers concerning that project.
“As you know, Captain America: Civil War will be Robert Downey, Jr.’s last time wearing the Iron-Man suit,” Feige said. “But it won’t be his last appearance as Tony Stark. In his new film, Stark Naked, we get to see what life is like for Tony after he retires from the Avengers.”
One can only speculate what a billionaire genius playboy philanthropist might do after leaving a super-powered team like the Avengers, but Feige quickly provides a big clue.
With a conspiratorial whisper, the guy in charge of the MCU said, “He plays a lot of golf.”
We certainly can’t wait for that little slice of life.