Things have been developing quickly for Sony and Marvel’s reboot of Spider-Man. Excitement that the webslinger would finally be joining his fellow Avengers has been growing ever since the two studios made the decision to share the character. Jon Watts (Cop Car) was named as director of the film, with Tom Holland winning producers Amy Pascal (Sony) and Kevin Feige (Marvel) over during the audition process. Marisa Tomei also joins the cast as a much younger Aunt May.
Vacation and Horrible Bossses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were recently confirmed to write the script, and described Peter Parker as “a sharp kid and witty” kid who “kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor.” Now Watts is talking about his plans for Marvel’s Spider-Man. Check out what he had to say below.
In an interview with EW, Watts talked about what Holland brings to Peter Parker/Spider-Man:
“[Tom] can be a real high school student. That’s why people love Spider-Man. He’s the most grounded, relatable of superheroes. And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip. He’s perfect.”
Sounds like he has a lot of confidence in Holland. However, while we won’t get to see the Webslinger in his solo film until the summer of 2017, we will see him make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, alongside some of the biggest names in the Avengers. Watts understands the interconnectedness of the comic book universe, and is excited to get to be a part of something like the MCU:
“I mean, it’s a big universe, so everyone sort of works with each other to make sure that there’s continuity and that it all fits together. It’s really exciting actually. We’re just getting started, working on the script and all that, but it’s going to be a great process.”
Marvel wasn’t slow on subtlety introducing Spider-Man into the MCU. He was an Easter Egg in Ant-Man, but as to how big of a role he will have in Civil War, that is still unclear.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016. The untitled solo film his solo film (rumored to be titled either Spider-Man: The New Avenger or The Spectacular Spider-Man) opens on July 28, 2017.