Jon Watts is the third director to take on a Spider-Man movie with Spider-Man: Homecoming, and since it’s the single biggest project he’s ever directed, it’s not surprising that he wanted to look to one of the previous directors of the massive superhero franchise to help gets his bearings. Watts revealed the advice he received from Marc Webb, who worked on the two The Amazing Spider-Man movies.
Watts revealed to Den of Geek that Webb shot him an e-mail after it was announced that he got the job. The Amazing Spider-Man director was reluctant to offer any advice on how to handle a Spider-Man movie from behind the camera and recommended someone who Webb felt would give Watts better advice instead. Watts said the following:
“[Webb] emailed me, and he said ‘I’m not gonna tell you anything, I’m just gonna say: make sure you get to hang out with Stan Lee.’ I did. I did, and it was great. It was great advice.”
Watts was probably planning on talking with Stan Lee anyway, but it seems as though Webb’s advice suggested that he was already fairly confident in his successor’s ability to deliver a good Spider-Man movie that could stand out on its own. In any case, the first movie that Watts has directed seems to resonate more with critics than either of Webb’s movies.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer).
Source: Den of Geek
7 Superhero Properties Perfect For Edgar Wright
With Baby Driver set to hit American theaters soon, Edgar Wright is trending more now than he has in years. His name will forever be associated with Ant-Man despite the fact he ultimately walked away from the project over creative differences with Marvel Studios, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get a second chance with the superhero genre. Just look at directors like Zack Snyder or actors like Chris Evans who’ve handled multiple comic book properties without audiences batting even an eye. Honestly, I’d watch any movie directed by Edgar Wright — yes, even Squirrel Girl – so I’m just hopeful he jumps back into the comic world somehow. Hell, I’d even spend top dollar to read a comic book by him if he decided to do something smaller with one of these characters.
Unfortunately, I don’t foresee any of these projects ever happening with Wright at the helm. He’s carved out quite a niche for himself developing his own stories — with the exception of the wonderful Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — and I don’t imagine him comfortably giving up creative freedom to a committee any time soon. But a man can dream, right?
So hit Next and find out more about seven superheroes who are a great fit for Edgar Wright’s unique directorial style.