SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Will Be a Diverse Film That Explores New Things
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is currently doing press for a crazy-looking horror movie he made called Clown, which as you might expect, is about an evil clown. He made the film a couple years before his Sundance hit Cop Car, which is the film landed him the Spider-Man directing gig. He’s not sure if the people at Marvel or Sony have seen Clown, though. When talking about that he said:
“I don’t know if they’ve seen Clown. I’m a little nervous. They liked Cop Car, so I wasn’t going to say, ‘So, I also made a horror movie where a clown monster eats children.’ I wasn’t just going to bring that up.”
I’m personally looking forward to seeing Clown because it looks like a wicked horror flick. Watts is currently getting ready to shoot Spider-Man: Homecoming soon, and in an interview with the Daily Beast, he opens up about it, capturing the reality of Queens, NY, and how diverse it’s going to be. He says:
“Peter Parker goes to high school in Queens, and Queens is one of—if not the—most diverse places in the world. So I just wanted it to reflect what that actually looks like.”
The director goes on to say that he’s focusing on trying to bring something new to Spider-Man, something that hasn’t been done in the previous five movies that have been made.
“It’s been really fun to just look for things that none of the other Spider-Man movies have really explored before, and decide if that’s something we want to work into that. And really making it a high school movie, and committing to that, and not having that just be the beginning of the movie. The John Hughes sort of tone. When you’re looking at it through that prism, it really opens up the door to a lot of possibilities.”
I can’t wait to start actually seeing some stuff from this film so that we get a better sense of what Watts is envisioning for the character and this whole new story.
The script for the film was written by Vacation and Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, and it will be released on July 7th, 2017.
The cast features Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Michael Keaton as The Vulture, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Laura Harrier, Kenneth Choi, Michael Barbieri, Logan Marshall-Green, and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel).