Jon Watts Had To Campaign For ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Gig

Spider-Man: Homecoming SequelThe wait for Spider-Man: Homecoming is almost over as the web-slinger swings back into theaters in the new Jon Watts picture in just a few days. What many may not know is that it was quite the journey for Watts to land the big directing gig for the new Spider-Man reboot.

Watts recently chatted with Den of Geek where he talked about in depth about the process he went through in order to helm Spider-Man: Homecoming. The director was concerned that he wasn’t going to get the job so when he learned that they were making the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Spidey younger, he knew exactly how he wanted to pitch his idea to Sony and Marvel.

“Yeah, I didn’t think I was gonna get the job, at all. Um, like, I had a really great meeting with them – an initial meeting after they had seen Cop Car – and I really didn’t ever think I was going to get it.

I had been wanting to make a coming of age movie, though, so when it was sort of floated that they were gonna make Spider-Man younger than we’ve ever really seen him before… that was really exciting. I had already been trying to make that sort of a movie, so I took all of those ideas I had been working on and kind of projected them onto this film.

Then I just, kind of, bothered them. And everyone at Sony. I made like a mood reel, just editing together a bunch of clips into almost like a fake trailer. To show people the tone I was imagining. And I storyboarded a bunch of sequences that I sent to them, and just… I thought it was going to be really good practice for pitching to big studios. I really didn’t think I was gonna get it, until the very very end.”

“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”

Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah, opens on Friday, July 7.

Source: Den Of Geek

8 Things We Want To See In The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

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Spider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: Homecoming is already getting a whole lot of buzz. Spidey’s first movie set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in partnership with Sony seems to be paying off and will be beneficial for everyone involved. We here at Heroic Hollywood loved it and consider it to be best Spidey movie and even one of the MCU’s best films. It’s no surprise that there’s going to be a sequel, though its title currently remains a mystery.

One big surprise is how soon we will be getting a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The second MCU Spider-Man movie is set to kick off Phase 4 and is already dated for a 2019 release. That leaves little time before Marvel and Sony start production for the next film and we can begin our excitement all over again. Having not seen the first film, here are a few theories as to where the sequel can go. Click Next to take a look…

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.