People always talk about managing expectations. When people have high expectations on a project it’s certainly harder to deliver. The upcoming Spider-Man movie, starring Tom Holland, is one of those projects that has managed to build a heavy load of expectations from the fans. Now, the top Marvel executive is essentially telling fans to tone down their enthusiasm. That’s not exactly something that people are going to want to hear. Especially coming from the top guy at Marvel, Kevin Feige. Is this just a last-ditch effort to try and “manage expectations” as they say, or is he prepping the audience for the fact that the movie is going to bomb?
Kevin Feige Is Still Teasing The Multiverse Concept, But It Might Not Happen
At this point there’s an argument to be made that Marvel has dragged this conspiracy theory that both Andrew Garfield, and Toby McGuire are going to be making appearances in the film way too far. When they decided to feature Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus in the trailer, they probably didn’t expect the massive reaction that they got from fans. Feige recently sat down with Empire Magazine, and he essentially is still leaving the door open for surprises in the film. Yet, he wants to make sure that fans don’t freak out if none of the rumors come true. He mentioned,
“Rumors are fun, because many of them are true, and many of them are not true,” Still teasing, everything good so far, then he added though, “The danger is when you get into the expectations game of wanting people to be excited about the movie they get, and not disappointed about a movie they don’t get.”
Andrew Garfield Also Echoed Similar Sentiments In His Recent Take On What Could Happen In The Film
Over the last few months, no other actor has been harassed as much as Andrew Garfield with folks like Jimmy Fallon trying to get him to confirm that he’s going to appear in the film. Why don’t they just put a little more pressure on Tom Holland? The Brit gives out spoilers when no one is even asking for them. Anyway, Garfield also wanted to manage fan’s expectations in one of the recent moments where he addressed his potential involvement in the film saying,
“I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan as well. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh, my God, how f—— cool would it be if they did that?'” Garfield then reiterated, “But it’s important for me to say on the record that this is not something I’m aware I am involved in”
Meanwhile, The Director Is Calling This Movie Spider-Man’s Endgame
While we have the head of Marvel and one of the film’s potentially main characters trying to tone down the fan’s expectations the director of the film is doing the exact opposite! Director Jon Watts also sat down with Empire Magazine. He said that they were trying to be overly ambitious with the film. Going as far as to say that the film would be like Spider-Man’s endgame. Does that mean that at least a couple of main characters are going to die in the film? Whatever it means or doesn’t mean this last-ditch effort to try and manage fan expectations isn’t really working!