Mere hours after some new posters landed, along comes the brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. So without further ado…
Asked for anything he could reveal about his upcoming Spider-Man movie’s story, here’s what director Jon Watts told Empire: “I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now… Tom was pretty perfect. He’s very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn’t already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top the kid is Spider-Man”.
He also reiterated that “there are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben”, playing to the Marvel/Sony party line that this Spider-Man film will not revisit the origin story of Spidey once again. “I think it’ll be a fun departure from the Peter Parker you’ve seen”, co-writer John Francis Daley told the The Andy Greenwald Podcast, “where now he is truly a kid and I think the stakes are increased in that his struggle through high school is very real and isn’t just a sort of side note. It matters now.”
“We want to explore the fact that just because you get superpowers doesn’t make you into a really sophisticated, successful adult. He’s still a kid and he’s clumsy and he’s a geek and he’s a bit of an outcast, and in many ways the superpowers amplify that and exacerbate his trying to fit in”, added the other co-writer Johnathan M Goldstein.