Feige Talks ‘Spider-Man’, Tom Holland and Charlie Cox to Lead Marvel’s ‘Street-Level’ Heroes

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Tom Holland’s (and therefore, Spider-Man) Peter Parker, has been conspicuously absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since his big exit at the end of Spider-Man: No Coming Home (2021) – but now Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is hinting at his return in MCU Phases Five and Six – albeit perhaps in a more low-key way than most expected spectators.

Zendaya as MJ Williams (left) and Tom Holland as Spider-Man (right)
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Peter Parker (yes, the one portrayed by Holland, not Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Men”), has been essentially forgotten by the world in the main MCU universe at this point. But during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), Marvel Studios head Feige reminded Marvel fans of the web-slinger’s continued involvement in the madness that will be what Marvel now calls the saga. multiverse.

Kevin Feige talks to Tom Holland
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Holland’s Spider-Man would join the newly announced and finally confirmed likes of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, this time lower to the ground – as Earth’s “street level” hero.

Charlie Cox as Daredevil
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Feige made a distinction between the more “cosmic” threats the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would face, versus the more “street-level” superheroes, while explaining the role Marvel newcomers play, Eros (Harry Styles) and Pip (Patton Oswalt), introduced in the Eternals (2021) post-credits scene:

The adventures of Eros and Pip are something very exciting for us. You talk about Ghost Rider, we have Blade, we have Doctor Strange, we have the supernatural angles, we have street level with our Daredevil announcement, and of course Spidey goes street-level heroes. And cosmic, and that’s where our friends Eros and Pip live.

sam wilson as the falcon (left) and sebastian stan as the winter soldier (right) in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
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This “street level” team will likely also include Falcon, now Captain America, with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) officially taking over from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), alongside Bucky Barnes AKA the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) , Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) apprentice Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) — Natasha Romanoff’s (Black Widow/Scarlett Johansson) sister and fellow Red Room “graduate” — on the ground on Earth. There’s also the case of Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, who will likely join this list of “street-level” heroes after her MCU debut in the upcoming nine-episode series.

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Instead of dealing with the giant Celestials space robot we saw in Eternalsend of the world witchcraft and magic Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), and disputes between almighty and pious beings as in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – these “street-level” heroes will most likely fight against more “earthly” villains – like the sadly intimidating Wilson Fisk AKA Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) from the (now on Disney+!) daredevil TV show, which we last saw in Hawk Eye (2021).

kingpin (right) and kazi (left) in hawkeye
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However, that shouldn’t rule out any of these superheroes from facing an “Avenger-level threat” should it arise – likely in phase six of Avengers: Kang Dynasty (2025) and Avengers: Secret Wars (2025) – both slated for theatrical releases in 2025.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
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It’s possible we’ll see Holland’s Spider-Man sooner than expected – because if he really is still roaming around New York at the end of No coming home led us to believe, it’s highly likely that other New York-based heroes will clash with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – notably, Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and (ex?) Nelson and Murdock’s attorney extraordinaire, Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil.

Are you excited for where the MCU is headed with Phases Five and Six? Share your opinion in the comments below!

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