Spiderman Update; Director Jon Watts Gives Us a Microglimpse into Role in the MCU

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Newly appointed Spider-man helmer and fledgling director, Jon Watt, opened up (well, at least a little bit) to Empire Magazine recently about the upcoming Spider-man reboot offering up a wee bit of information that basically only clarifies what we already knew or surmised.

In the interview, Watt explains that, “There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben,” and we couldn’t agree more.

One of the biggest points of contention in regard to this film so far is whether the studio would waste our time with another origin, or even worse, screw with the origin altering it ever-so-slightly enough to make it different which would inevitably send the internet into a full on nerd-rage, myself included. In our humble opinion, we DO NOT NEED another Spider-man origin and it’s great that they’re acknowledging that (unlike Zach Snyder with Batman V. Superman who insists that we haven’t seen Thomas and Martha Wayne die enough yet). Hopefully we can jump right into the swing of things (pun absolutely intended) and get into the Spider-man stories that we all want.

Watt further explains to Empire that, “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,” which long confirms what we already told from MCU producer, Kevin Feige.

He also took the time to talk about actor Tom Holland who will be playing the part of Peter Parker/Spider-man. “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,” explains Watt.

On a side note, the previous director in charge of the flopped Amazing Spider-man series, Marc Webb, was asked in an interview with Slash Film about his feelings on Spider-man rejoining the MCU. Webb was very positive on the topic explaining, “No, I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it. ”

Spider-man has a planned release date of June 28th, 2017.

Are you excited for a Spider-man story knowing that they’re going to basically skip or gloss over the origin? Would you rather that our favorite web-slinger swing immediately into action. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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