Why a Teenage Spider-Man is the Perfect Fit For Marvel

Captain America Civil War - Spider-Man in Airport Battle

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures made waves when they announced that an all-new iteration of Spider-Man would be appearing in Captain America: Civil War. For the uninitiated, Marvel (and their now parent company Disney) do not own the movie rights to the wall-crawler, despite the fact that he interacts with his fellow heroes regularly in the comics and cartoon series. Similar to the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties, the rights were sold off to major studios in the ’90s, in an attempt to get the comic book publisher through some lean years.

Hardcore fans have long begrudged this arrangement, as it prevented the kind of interactions they had grown accustomed to …

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