When Marvel announced that Tom Holland was set to play Spider-Man it overshadowed who was chosen to direct the film. Who was chosen was a very interesting choice of the independent filmmaker Jon Watts, who is mainly only known for his 2014 Eli Roth produced horror film Clown.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Jon Watts spoke about his most recent film Cop Car being shown at Sundance. He was also asked a few questions about him being chosen to direct Spider-Man for Marvel.
EW asked Watts how it happened that he was chosen by Marvel:
When asked about whether or not he is nervous that he won’t be able to make his own original films he stated:
He was also asked about Tom Holland and what he brings to the role:
The last question on the matter was how collaborative the process was and he answered:
Jon Watts comes off as that he is really excited about the role, which could be great news for fans of Spider-Man.