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SpiderMan reboot to see Peter Parker as high school superhero

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Los Angeles: The new reboot of “Spider-Man” is set to focus on Peter Parker as a high school superhero and not on his successor in the comics Miles Morales, or anyone else who has donned the Spider-Man mask over the years.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who, after the surprise Sony-Marvel deal earlier this year, is now helping to oversee the creative direction of the “Spider-Man” films, reported The Verge.

“Some of my favourite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories — he is in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that,” Feige said.

“That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters,” he added.

He added that a high-school-aged Parker opens the doors to exploring story-lines from the comics that have yet to be developed on the silver screen.

“There are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet. Not just characters or villains or supporting characters, but sides to his character. The most obvious being the young, doesn’t quite fit in kid before his powers, and then the ‘fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys.”

The past two reboots have seen Parker graduate high school relatively quickly, leaving little time for exploring the dynamics of a superhero at that age.

The Marvel Studios executive says that Parker will like be 15 or 16 years old in the first film, which is set to come out on July 28, 2017.

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