Kevin Feige has revealed one inspiration for the next iteration of SPIDER-MAN, a role we recently learned will be inhabited by Tom Holland (not the director of FRIGHT NIGHT - the guy from IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and THE IMPOSSIBLE).
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting,” said Feige. “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 excites us.”
…says Feige HERE at BMD, in a discussion which also touched on which villains we may see in the upcoming picture.
“Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.”
Holland has apparently been training for this role for months (check out these videos) and his version of Spidey looks to play a meaningful role in next Summer’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - AVENGERS 2.5: AN INFINITY WAR PREQUEL JAMBOREE!!
His first leading stint as Spidey will arrive on-screen July 2017.