Why Adding Spider-Man Didn't Screw Up Marvel's Long-Term Plans

April 12, 2015 10:16 PM

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Exciting as it was when it was announced earlier this year that Spider-Man would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the reveal also resulted in a schedule disruption for four of Marvel Studios’ upcoming projects. At the time, many wondered how this move wouldn’t completely throw all if the company’s plans out of whack – given that Marvel has become notorious for planning 10 steps ahead. Well, as it turns out, Spider-Man’s inclusion to the MCU actually didn’t really disrupt things all that much, and it’s for a rather simple reason: all of the shifted projects are still so early in development that there’s not really enough to disrupt.

With the Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket held this weekend, I had the fantastic opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and it was during our chat that he revealed why Spider-Man’s first solo movie in 2017 hasn’t really affected the narrative that is being ...

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