John Hughes' style will inspire Marvel's Spider-Man

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 June 2015
Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

Marvel's new 'Spider-Man' movie will be inspired by the work of legendary director John Hughes

Marvel's 'Spider-Man' will be inspired by the work of director John Hughes.

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, has admitted the new characters in the film - which will see British actor Tom Holland star as Peter Parker - will be inspired by the legendary director, who helmed 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.

Looking forward to the new movie, Kevin said: "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."

Kevin also insisted a superhero movie needn't always concern matters of life and death.

Referring to Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out', he told Birth.Movies.Death: "Sometimes the stakes can just be 'Will this little girl grow up to be healthy and well put-together, or are there too many issues for her to overcome?' That's huge! That overrides a threat to reality itself.

"And I think 'Spider-Man' straddles that line in a fun way in his comics. What we wanted was a movie where the stakes could be as high as, 'This bad person is going to do this bad thing, and a lot of people could die', or, 'You don't get home in time and your aunt is going to figure this out, and your whole life is going to change'."

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
  • UK release: 5 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is the third actor to play the web-slinger, delivering a performance that gives the character a new edge, helped along by Jon Watts' fine directing. A humorous and action-packed addition to the Spider-Man canon.

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