Jon Watts Talks How ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Fits Into The MCU


As quite a surprise Spider-Man: Homecoming showed up in Hall H with a lot more to say, do and show off at this years San Diego Comic-Con than anyone expected. Marvel are making a very conscious effort to reinforce that this is the new Spider-Man and their Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Director Jon Watts had a few words to say about how Spidey and the movie fits into the MCU.

“If the Avengers Tower is the penthouse and we know what it’s like to be a millionaire, billionaire playboy to be Tony or we know what it’s like to be a God on another planet, that’s the penthouse level of the MCU. Spider-Man is the ground floor. What does a high school in the MCU look like? What does riding the subway in the MCU feel like? Spider-Man seems like the most perfect opportunity because he’s the most regular person in the canon that I thought he was a great chance to show what that angle of the MCU feels like.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car and Clown), and based on a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses and Vacation) . The cast features Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Robert Downey Jr.  as Tony Stark/Iron Man. It also includes Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Laura Harrier, Kenneth Choi, Michael Barbieri and Logan Marshall-Green.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.


Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann is a fanboy writer here at Heroic Hollywood, currently based in Vancouver, BC.