Peter Parker is getting a reality check in the next “Spider-Man” reboot. Star Tom Holland says his web-slinging superhero will have to deal with the difficulties of being a high school student by day and a superhero by night in “Homecoming.”
“We’re trying to bring it down to its bare bones and make the most realistic version of a superhero movie we can possibly make,” Holland explained to Collider. “And that means watching him fill up his web cartridges and watching him run out of web and reload and all sorts of stuff.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con depicted Peter being a bit distracted in chemistry class. He was putting together some Spider-Man tech under his desk. His distractions in class might come with consequences though. It sounds like Spidey will need to do his homework between fights with super villains.
“This is a very different side to Spider-Man because you’re going to see a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city,” Holland added.
That lines up pretty well with how director Jon Watts described the movie. “It’s a straight up high school movie,” Watts told the audience at San Diego Comic-Con (via Time). “It’s about a 15-year-old kid. This is the ground level of the Marvel Universe. We know what it’s like to be a playboy billionaire…a Norse God…and now we’ll know what it’s like to have just gone through puberty.”
He’ll have to figure out his teenage years while dealing with some pretty evil villains. Concept art from the film revealed that Vulture (who is rumored to be played by Michael Keaton) will be Spidey’s nemesis in film, which is being produced by both Sony and Marvel Studios.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.