‘Spider-Man’ Writers Discuss Their Approach To The Reboot

USA Today caught up with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein on the red carpet of their new film “Vacation” to discuss the new 2017 Spider-Man standalone film the pair of screenwriters are set to pen. Jon Watts will direct the Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures collaboration with Tom Holland set to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, after first being introduced in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

There’s not much we can say because we just got hired,” said Daley. Goldstein added, “The tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means with a geeky, outcast kid and how he deals with them.” “You don’t instantly become a superhero, it’s a long journey. [Peter Parker] is spending a lot more time in high school. And so we have time to sort of develop the powers with him and experience the wish fulfillment. And also just the fact that it’s really alienating to other people.

John Francis Daley continued,

I don’t think the origins story is gonna be in there, and also I think we’re going to avoid the emo dance [from Spider-Man 3]… as much as I loved it.” Jonathan M. Goldstein went onto say that Peter Parker is “not a popular kid, he’s a little geeky, and he’s self-conscious… as we were in high school, so we want to sort of tell that story, and the fact that getting powers and becoming Spider-Man doesn’t solve your problems.” Daley also said, “Because he has to keep it a secret from everyone, so it just makes everything worse for him.

Source: ComicBookMovie

(Andrew Gifford)

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