Upcoming Spider-Man Marvel reboot director Jon Watts spoke with Empire Magazine (on stands now) about the upcoming MCU Spidey film. In the interview, Watts discussed Uncle Ben, Spidey’s age and Spider-actor Tom Holland.
Some minor spoilers below the fold, so beware.
Jon Watts via Empire (via Yahoo):
“There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben,” he said in an interview with Empire Magazine (issue 317, out this week). Marvel president Kevin Feige already confirmed back in April that Spidey’s origin wouldn’t be told for a third time in 15 years on the big screen.
Watts also talked about the film’s tone, making reference of classic John Hughes films, much like Feige has previously. “I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie,” Watts said. “We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.”
Regarding Tom Holland in the role:
“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.”