Adam McKay Was Asked To Help Develop ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

It seems that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 wasn’t the only comic-related project that director Adam McKay almost had the chance to help with. As it turns out, he was also approached at one point to help with the development of Spider-Man: Far From Home as well.

During a recent Q&A segment after a double screening of The Big Short and Adam McKay’s most recent work, Vice, the folks at Discussing Film revealed that at this session, McKay revealed that he was approached by Marvel Studios to assist with the next Spider-Man film. However, it’s uncertain in what capacity or what level of work Adam McKay would have had, as there’s no indication of whether he was asked to write, direct, produce, or some other high level of responsibility with Far From Home.

In the end, though, Adam McKay was unable to take on the assignment due to his commitment to working on Vice. But it’s interesting how often Adam McKay’s name has come up in regards to comic-related adaptations as of recent. After all, there was the aforementioned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, him mentioning that he was interested in a Silver Surfer project, and his belief that Marvel Studios is working on a Nova film. And you thought that Drew Goddard circled around a lot of comic-related projects.

Nonetheless, would you have wanted to see Adam McKay involved in some capacity with Spider-Man: Far From Home? Would you have wanted to see him behind the camera over returning director Jon Watts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Micheal Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Acar, J. B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii and Hemky Madera.

The film will swing its way into theaters on July 5, 2019.

Source: Discussing Film

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

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Spider-Man Far From HomeSony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

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