The new “Spider-Man” film will be like a John Hughes teen movie, the writers say. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein aim to give it a 1980s coming-of-age comedic feel.
“It's sort of a John Hughesian take at Peter in high school,” Daley said to Entertainment Tonight. “We're going to spend a lot more time on them in high school and deal with him being a real kid.”
Goldstein added that Marvel has cast a “real kid” in 19-year-old Tom Holland and they are writing the script around him. The writers are reportedly heading to Marvel studios on Friday to discuss more about the film.
“Cop-Car” director Jon Watts is helming the film, and according to him, Holland perfectly fits the role of young Parker. “He can be a real high school student," Watts told Entertainment Weekly. "That’s why people love Spider-Man. He’s the most grounded, relatable of superheroes. And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip.”
In the comics, Peter Parker is an orphan who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. He is described as a science whiz who gets bitten by a radioactive spider during a science exhibit. The spider’s bite transforms him into a superhuman, giving him his wall-climbing ability.
The plot of the movie has been kept under wraps. Marisa Tomei is reportedly in talks to play Aunt May. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are the producers.
It is set to open in the theaters in 2017.