With the launch of the latest Spider-Man movie approaching fast and available to view in theatres worldwide from July 7th, 2017 onwards. PlayStation has published details of an interview with Director of Spider-Man Homecoming Jon Watts.
Explaining more about what you can expect from the latest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise which stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
PlayStation.Blog: Do you consider Homecoming to be a Spider-Man origin story?
Jon Watts, director, Spider-Man Homecoming: Yes, I do. It’s not the same moments of the origin story that we’ve seen before in other movies: we don’t see Uncle Ben die, we don’t see a spider bite. But I think this is the beginning of Spider-Man, in a way. He’s still learning how to be a superhero. In a way, it is an origin story — just not one we’ve seen before.
PSB: Is there relevance to the title “Homecoming” for the story and character?
JW: Well, there’s a superficial meaning because there’s a homecoming dance in the movie. But it’s nice that it also represents a homecoming into the Marvel universe. Spider-Man was created to give a different perspective into this huge world of superheroes. So now that he’s finally in the Marvel universe, I think it’s his homecoming.
PSB: How do you see Homecoming differentiating itself from Sam Raimi’s films and the “Amazing” movies?
JW: The biggest thing, really, is that he’s no longer alone in the universe. The fact that he’s a kid superhero in the world of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy opens up a whole new world of possibilities in terms of stories you can tell. That, coupled with the fact that Tom Holland can play a believable high school sophomore, gives it a completely different feeling than anything we’ve seen before.
The read the full interview jump over to the PlayStation blog via the link below.