Tom Holland Says Spider-Man Reboot Will Be ‘The Biggest Independent Film Ever’; Won’t Be ‘The Dark Knight’

We’ve previously heard from director Jon Watts about the upcoming Spider-Man reboot and how the film would feature a bit of a John Hughes vibe to it. While speaking with The Daily Beast, star Tom Holland further elaborated on that statement, confirming the Hughes influence and also revealed what comic book film they are not trying to imitate.

It’s not The Dark Knight. One of the special things about what we’re going to try and create is that you’re going to see the biggest independent film ever. It’s not going to be an epic thing; it’s going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many because everyone can relate to him, and we’re going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker. And John Hughes is a perfect example of what we’re going to try and do.

With Peter Parker going back to high school, I’d say taking influence from such films as The Breakfast Club, Say Anything and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is definitely a good route to take. What John Hughes film would you like to see influence the film? Let us know your thoughts on that and Holland’s comments below. The currently untitled Spider-Man reboot hits theaters July 28, 2017. 

Source: The Daily Beast

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