Kevin Feige gives an update on Spiderman standalone films and more

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Feige sat down with IGN to talk about the Blu-ray release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron when the subject of MCU Spidey got brought up. Feige first took a moment to add to the growing chorus of filmmakers saying that Spider-Man belongs in the MCU:

“Making that agreement … was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man… I think Spider-Man can serve great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That was what was unique about him in the comics was not that he was the only superhero in the world; it’s that he was a totally different kind of superhero when compared against all the other ones in the Marvel universe at the time.”Spider-Man-MCU-Avengers

according to Feige, the minds behind the MCU have been ready to incorporate Spider-Man for some time, and have always kept side doors and windows open, in order to keep continuity intact:

“This has been a dream of ours for a long time… We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another deal with this actor? If so, we’re going to do this; if not, we’re going to do this. If we get the rights to a certain character, that’s great; we’re going to do this. If not, we’re going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens.”