Spider-Man Director Jon Watts On Origin and Age

Jon Watts speaks on Uncle Ben

Speaking with Empire/Yahoo, newcomer director Jon Watts has given the public a few tidbits of information regarding Marvel’s beloved Wallcrawler. Directing the first of the planned and re-rebooted movie trilogy, Jon Watts had this to say about seeing Uncle Ben’s untimely death again: “There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben.” I guess we won’t be seeing that happen for the 3rd time…Hooray for Uncle Ben! Wow, that feels weird to write.

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What about the general tone of the movie? “I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now.” Spidey will be played by 19-year-old Tom Holland and Kevin Feige has made references to this Spider-Man film having more of a John Hughes feel…which makes me wonder if we will be seeing Judd Nelson and/or if it will be set in Sherman, Illinois. “Tom was pretty perfect. He’s very athletic. He can actually do a backflip! If he didn’t already capture the spirit of the character, with that on top the kid is Spider-Man,” said Tom Watts.

Spider-Man has a planned release date for July 28th, 2017.