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Jon Watts sets the record straight on how old new Spider-Man will be in MCU

09.21.2015

There's been a lot of speculative wonder about how old the new Spider-Man is going to be once he's re-introduced, this time as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. However, some of it has been concerningly obsessive, as if one year on the calendar in one direction or another is going to somehow greatly impact who Peter Parker is in this version.

We already know that Tom Holland's take on the character will be firmly entrenched in his high school years, so does it really matter all that much if he's 16 or 17? Granted, if you've got money on it as part of some strange "Pick Spider-Man's Age in the MCU" pool, then, by all means, care away. But for the rest of us, it just seems like another one of those inconsequential details people care far too much about.

Luckily director Jon Watts has finally spoken out and set the record straight on what age 19-year-old Tom Holland will have to pretend to be as he puts on the Spidey suit.

I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.

There you go. Now you can throw imaginary Spider-Man the right numbered birthday next year and we can move onto the next thing that is sure to bug the shit out of you until you have answers, like whether the suit will have blue or black to go along with the standard red. Uh oh... Did I just start another fight? Have at it, if you must. I've got other battles far more entertaining to keep an eye on.

The new solo Spider-Man film is set to swing into theaters on July 28, 2017.

Source: Empire

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