Marvel confirms new Peter Parker will be in high school.

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Marvel has decided that their new Peter Parker aka Spider-Man will be in high school. No word on what race he will be, but either way, they will have to cast a younger actor. I did want Donald Glover to portray the web slinger, but he doesn’t really fit the ‘high school” look. You never know though. Marvel producer Kevin Feige had this to say about the Peter Parker being still in high school:

“In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right.”

Feige then went on to explain how it will be a different Peter Parker than we have already seen:

“We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years because frankly there’ve been five Spider-Man films and the amazing thing about it is, even though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, 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 and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”

He then explains how with Parker being young, it will blend real good since the other characters in The Avengers are all older:

“I think it was midway through the first film that he graduated high school. At the beginning of the second Marc Webb film, he graduated high school. And some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”

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