Kevin Feige Talks John Hughes Vibe & New Villains for the New Spider-Man Movie

It has been very apparent that with the recent partnership with Sony and Marvel for the upcoming Spider-Man film they are taking a completely different approach from what has already been seen on the big screen with the past films.  In a recent interview for Birth Movies Death Kevin Feige spoke briefly about the new film.

It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting,

He continued on to compare it to their approach for Ant-Man and how the works of John Hughes has inspired them for this new film:

Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.

This is a rather interesting approach to making a Spider-Man film seeing as John Hughes’ films are monumental coming of age films that defined a generation. This inspiration seems much more in line with their casting of Tom Holland who happens to be a teenager.

In addition to this Feige also expressed their goals for a villain

Right now we’re interested in seeing villains we haven’t seen before.

This seemingly makes it clear that the film will most likely not include some of the villains we have seen before on screen. Feige also went on to describe that the stakes for a Spider-Man film don’t have to be end of the world and that could make the film more fun. 

Source: Birth. Movies. Death.

(Christian Michael Stoic)

Heroic Staff

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