Marvel has some exciting plans for their new Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland. Marvel head Kevin Feige spoke with Birth Movies Death recently and explained that the upcoming solo Spidey film will have a John Hughes vibe.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. 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.”
For those who don’t know, John Hughes was the master of the “coming of age” genre. Just take a look at his IMDb page and you will see that he probably directed or wrote one of your favorite films.
The idea of putting some John Hughes flavor inside Marvel’s Spider-Man makes sense. Throughout Spider-Man’s history, the action has always been an added bonus to the drama behind the Peter Parker character. This doesn’t work for most superhero films, but with the Spider-Man franchise it’s almost a necessity.
This news shouldn’t be too surprising. As most of you know, Feige already confirmed he wanted to explore Peter Parker’s time in high school…
“[S]ome of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”
The film is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017.