“Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Jon Watts has opened up about Spidey’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how it offers a whole new lens into the comic book-based world that’s yet to be explored.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” helmer compared the MCU to a high-rase, referring to the Avengers as the penthouse and Spider-Man as a more relatable entry point — a “ground floor.”
“I think of it as the ground floor, like, if the Avengers tower is like the penthouse, and we know what it’s like to be a millionaire billionaire playboy or whatever, to be Tony or what its like to be a God on another planet, like, that’s the penthouse level of the MCU. Spider-Man is the ground floor. Like what does it look like, what does a high school in the MCU look like, what does riding the subway in the MCU feel like.”
Watts added, “Spider-Man seems like the perfect opportunity because he’s the most relatable regular person in the cannon that I thought he was a great chance to just show what that angle of the MCU looks like.”
Directed by Watts, written by Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Vacation”), and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr. and many others, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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