Last week I reported on the news that Tom Holland is confirmed to play Peter Parker upon Spider-Man’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I also talked about who had been chosen to direct the Spider-Man solo movie in 2017. You can read that article here.
I have returned to you once again with more news regarding the wall crawler, one of my favourite comic book characters of all time. Feige was interviewed yesterday (28th June) on Birth Movies Death. His comments on the tone of Spider-Man were very surprising: “It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting.” I’m not sure I agree that the soap opera side to things is the most compelling one.
The Marvel head honcho elaborated: “Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes – could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before is important to us.” I agree with his comment that it doesn’t always have to be end of the universe stuff to feel like there is some jeopardy: “Particularly at that age, in high school, everything feels like life or death.”
Although I’m not sure about this tone Feige did have something to say that was promising: “Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.”