Russo Brothers Discuss Reinventing Spider-Man; Will Help Balance The Film’s Tone

While speaking at a Q&A following a special screening of The Winter Solider, the Russo Brothers discussed a certain webslinger that fans are most looking forward to seeing in this year’s Captain America: Civil War.

The directing duo commented on the process of getting Peter Parker for the film. From the sounds of things, the character will have a significant role being that the directing duo wanted him from the very start. 

It was a very long process. Kind of thing we had to lobby for for months. What happens during a long process like that, you’re continuing to develop the movie and the character. During the time that it takes you to convince the powers that be to make the jump and let you do that, you’ve engrained the character so deeply into the story at that point that you’d have to destroy the story to take him out. So, by the time we found out that he’d be in the movie, it wasn’t so much elation than like ‘Thank God! We don’t have to blow the whole movie up.’

The pair then went on to comment on what they considered the most important aspect of reinventing the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and where he will fit into the film. 

I’m a comic book fan and collector, since I was a kid, and he’s my favorite character. And to get a chance to reinvent that character…For me, I really wanted to see somebody cast who was very close to a high schooler’s age…What was so valuable to me about the character, when I was a kid, is that he’s a high schooler with this power and responsibility, and it makes him very distinct as a hero. It makes him distinct from the other characters in the Marvel Universe, who are confident, experienced superheroes. It’s super important to have that color of the movie, and we felt that it was invaluable and we do think it goes a long way. That character helps us balance out the tone of the movie.

Are you looking forward to seeing Spider-Man join the MCU? Of course you are. So, what do you think about the Russos’ comments? Let us know in the section below.

Source: Collider

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