The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released today and offered fans some new details on the wall crawlers first solo MCU outing. In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts discussed the new opportunities made possible by including Spider-Man in a shared universe with other superheroes and confirmed that the recently announced Venom spinoff will exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watts explained that putting Spider-Man in the MCU allowed for a number of Easter eggs to be included in the film.
“Yes, I love that kind of stuff. I love that element – Marvel movies especially because it’s such a dense universe. Our movie is exploring the ground level version of it – a ground level perspective of it. So the opportunity to hide things here and there for the eagle eye fan to spot is something that I really, really relish.”
The latest trailer revealed that Damage Control will be introduced in the film. Watts discussed the possibilities presented by including the fictional clean-up company in the MCU.
“Yeah, possibly. For me, in thinking about this movie, it just fit in with our overall philosophy with the kind of story we wanted to tell. In the same way that Peter gives us the ground level view of what it’s like to be a 15-year-old kid in a New York City that was almost destroyed by aliens before the Avengers showed up. You also wonder after all those huge messes are made, who’s sent in to clean up? Is it the normal people who would be hired to do something like that? Does it become a government operation? Is it dangerous? What do you do with all the alien body parts that you find? I really like asking those practical questions about this world, and then use that to drive the story.”
Watts explained how the film will address the implications of Tony Stark’s decisions in Captain America: Civil War.
“Absolutely. You have to think about the implications of what he did in Civil War, which is pluck this 15-year-old kid our of obscurity and bring him to Germany to embark on this insane adventure. And then he just drops him off at the end of it while he continues his part of the story. There’s a lot of repercussions to that. Is it a first step towards Tony as some sort of mentor figure? Is he comfortable with that? Has he ever seen himself as that? Or is he the one who’s needed the mentoring along the way? I think it’s a really interesting facet of Tony Stark’s personality that we get to explore in his relationship with Peter.”
Watts confirmed that the Venom spinoff project will not be connected to the MCU.
It’s not. It’s not connected to the Marvel world, so that’s really intriguing… what that will be. I don’t know anything about it. It’s not connected, so there’s not that overlap. I’m only focused on my movie right now.
Watts confirmed that he is involved in Spider-Man’s role in Avengers: Infinity War.
“Yeah, everyone is aware of what’s happening on all the other movies. So if one thing shifts, you make sure it doesn’t have dramatic repercussions for your movie. But yeah, that’s all on the Russos right now.”
You can read the entire interview with Jon Watts here.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.