If you had doubts about the future of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Marvel Studios panel put them to rest. Maybe. Because the movie has only been shooting for 10 days, there’s very little footage, and Sony hasn’t chosen to share it with the media yet. But here’s the thing: Sony might control whether or not we can see the Hall H footage, but this was the Marvel Studios panel, not the Sony panel. Kevin Feige is firmly at the wheel, because as he says, franchise producer Amy Pascal put everything aside to do what was best for the character.
So THAT’S cool. However, some information did come out. Director Jon Watts has been adamant that it’s a high school movie. It’s about high school, and should be. As most people suspected, the Vulture is the villain, and it’s Michael Keaton playing him. In the production art released, Peter appears to have mechanical web-shooters, and the costume has something around the boots — let’s hope they’re not webshooting themselves in the foot.
Here are some moments from the panel: