JOHN FRANCIS DALEY: We can finally acknowledge that.
JONATHAN M. GOLDSTEIN: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.
DALEY: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.
GOLDSTEIN: We’re thrilled.
They also confirmed that they’ll be playing into Peter Parker’s sense of humor:
DALEY: He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.
One of the few things The Amazing Spider-Man 2 got right about the character was his quipping, but The Amazing Spider-Man also showed that it’s a balancing act. If there are too many jokes, Spider-Man comes off like a bully rather than a wisecracking hero. It can also be irritating when the jokes don’t land, so it makes sense why Marvel chose to go with a couple of comedy writers.
Now the question is whether or not director Jon Watts and actor Tom Holland can carry that humor and bring this latest iteration of the wall-crawler to life.
Marvel and Sony’s untitled Spider-Man movie opens July 28, 2017. For more on the film, click here or on the links below:
- SPIDER-MAN: Marisa Tomei Top Choice to Play Aunt May
- SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige on the Process of Choosing the Reboot’s Director and Star
- SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige Considers Crossovers, Directors, and More
- SPIDER-MAN’s Tom Holland Flips out in Homemade Stunt Videos
- SPIDER-MAN: How Did Tom Holland and Jon Watts Make the Cut?