Marvel’s Kevin Feige Reveals His Favorite Spider-Man Villains & Costumes

The Marvel Studios head shares his thoughts on Spider-Man!

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently shared his favorite foes of Spider-Man, as well as his favorite costumes worn by the wall-crawler.

With Spider-Man: Freshman Year currently in the works at Marvel Studios and the studio’s first Spider-Man trilogy now complete, Spider-Man has taken on a bigger role in the MCU than most fans would have ever thought possible prior to his introduction in Captain America: Civil War.

Speaking about Spidey recently, Kevin Feige was asked about some of his thoughts on the wall-crawler, giving him the chance to discuss the character as a fan rather than a filmmaker.

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An interview with Marvel’s Kevin Feige was included in the recent comic book, Amazing Spider-Man #900.

In the interview, Feige was asked about some of his favorite Spider-Man enemies, costumes and love interests. It offered the producer a chance to share his own insight into the mythos surrounding Marvel’s most iconic superhero.

Asked to name his top three MCU Spider-Man villains, Kevin Feige said:

“That’s hard. I mean, of course I’m going to think of the ones that we’ve worked on in the movies. Doc Ock, for sure. Mysterio, both in the comics and the movies, is such a crazy, unique, specific character.

“I could easily say a Goblin, but I’m going to say Vulture. Like my hero Paste-Pot Pete, I appreciate people who aren’t billionaires and test scientific things on themselves. People who are grinding and figuring it out. Michael Keaton played him in Homecoming. He thinks this world is nuts—all these people flying around and doing all these things just because they’re rich or they’re gods or aliens… I’m going to take their scraps and do it myself.”

Feige was also asked about his favorite Spider-Man costume. As fans will know, the web-slinger has worn a variety of different outfits over the course of his crime-fighting career. Feige was asked to choose from Spidey’s classic, Symbiote, Iron Spider, 2099, stealth or Bag-Man suits:

“Of that list, Bag-Man is my favorite to say because it’s so specific. I would buy a Bag-Man figure, but, of course, it’s the classic. I really do believe, and I’m sure you’ve spoken to smarter people than me… but I do think that the classic-costume Spider-Man registers with the human soul. I’ve seen little kids who do not know who Spider-Man is see his face or see that outfit or see that mask and are drawn to it. There’s something about the way those lines and those colors and those eyes hit the optic nerves of a human that draws them in. I actually think it’s one of the greatest designs in human history.”

In the same interview, Kevin Feige also revealed his favorite love interest for Peter Parker is Mary Jane, putting her ahead of Gwen Stacy and Felicia Hardy. It’s clear that Spider-Man is a character Kevin Feige is personally invested in, even outside of his role at Marvel Studios, and his passion for the character shines through in Spidey’s MCU adventures.

Here’s the synopsis for Spider-Man’s latest MCU outing, Spider-Man: No Way Home:

“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is umasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, and Jamie Foxx.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is available on every home media format. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Amazing Spider-Man (via Reddit)