We Might Finally Be Getting The Spidey We’ve Been Hoping For
Last May, we got an adorable glimpse of the newest iteration of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. If you fell a little bit in love with Tom Holland’s interpretation of the role, you’re not alone. And that’s good, because he’s getting a movie of his own, the Jon Watts-directed Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is also the very first Spidey flick to take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“[Joe and I] love [Jon Watts], we think he’s an incredibly talented filmmaker, super bright guy,” says Anthony Russo, one of a team of two brothers who directed Civil War and Winter Soldier. “He’s crazy talented, the script is amazing, and we have really high expectations for the movie.”
The role of Spidey seems to have been embroiled in controversy for a bajillion years now, mostly due to the fact that there have been so many renditions of the story. The first two movies with Tobey Maguire playing Spider-Man were classics (despite a few missteps), but Spider-Man 3 was far from great. Still, the hasty (and disappointing) remakes with Andrew Garfield followed at an almost indecently speedy pace in 2012 and 2014.
For a true fan, it’s hard not to be sceptical when hearing news that there was to be yet another portrayal of Spider-Man thrown in the mix. But if the Russo brothers are to be believed, this may actually be the best one yet.
“I think the tone and the direction that [Jon Watts] is heading in that movie are fantastic, I think it has the potential to be the best Spider-Man yet, and I know that’s saying a lot because perhaps my favorite comic book movie of all time is Raimi’s Spider-Man 2.”
It’s true that Holland made a fantastic impression with the small amount of screen time he got in Civil War. Our new Spidey seems to be bringing back a bit of that geeky teenage smart-aleck we all know and love. Not to mention Holland’s impressive resume–his role in The Impossible is unforgettable. Needless to say, if the Russos are excited, so are we.