Spider-man writers promise new film will not rehash the origin story

SPIDER-MAN is going to take the same route as BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and give us a superhero who has already cemented his alter-ego, at least according to screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The VACATION writer/directors recently sat down for Andy Greenwald's Podcast where they shared some details on their approach to scripting Jon Watts' new take on the webslinger.

With Tom Holland in the role, Goldstein said fans don't need to see a third rehash of how Peter Parker becomes Spider-man.

"I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died. We probably don’t need to revisit that."

The probably in there may mean it could still make it's way on screen, but I somehow doubt that. With CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR set to debut Tom Holland as the character, it would seem odd to make his solo debut a flashback to his origins. Daley himself seems to think there is more than enough material to avoid having to go back and instead focus on his high school years which have not been focal in either Sam Raimi or Marc Webb's takes on the character.

"We want to explore the fact that just because you get super powers, [it] doesn't make you into a really sophisticated, successful adult," he said. "He's still a kid, and he's clumsy and he's a geek and he's a bit of an outcast and, in many ways, the super powers amplify that and exacerbate his tying to fit in."

Those disliking the new VACATION film may now be worried about Goldstein and Daley writing SPIDER-MAN, but it sounds like they are definitely taking an approach that will set the new film apart from it's predecessors. The various animated series have kept Peter Parker in high school and have been able to deliver quality stories that balance his immaturity with his super powers. Here's hoping that can translate to the big screen.

SPIDER-MAN hits theaters on July 26, 2017, but first debuts in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on May 6, 2016.



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