In a statement that surprised nobody, Kevin Feige confirmed that the new Spider-Man will be Peter Parker.
I typed that sentence on April 15th. Then, I got a message that my father had died. Suddenly this did not seem all that important for me. This is why I have not posted in nearly two weeks. And in that time, generally, Spider-Man news has been a distraction.
What has been stated since is we have seen a slate of the front runners for the new Spider-Man and they are (expectedly-to me anyways) very white. There were claims that Marvel and Sony was definitely looking to have a non-white actor in the role, and that they might ditch Peter Parker entirely. I did not find these claims all that credible. The idea that Marvel was interested in ditching Peter Parker upon getting to bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe…well, that was hard to believe.
The best news was that we are not getting a third treatment of the Spider-Man origin. On the other hand, the rumored title for the next Spider-Movie is Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
And that is terrible. There is no way that is a good title. Sony and Marvel need to toss that aside. It should be something along the lines of the the Spectacular Spider-Man. The New Avenger? Just terrible.