Although every incarnation of Spider-Man, from Tobey Maguire to Andrew Garfield and all the cartoons in-between, have begun with the canonical notion that Peter Parker was a bullied high school kid when he gained his superpowers, that age would seem to make him the youngest Spidey we’ve ever seen on-screen.
While Uncle Ben died twice before: once in the 2002 Sam Raimi Spider-Man (played by Cliff Robertson) and a second time in the Marc Webb unbelievable Spider-Man (played by Martin Sheen), it won’t be happening for a third time in the Tom Holland reboot.
“I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie”, Watts says.
While, thankfully, we’ll avoid seeing Spider-Man’s origin story for the hundredth time, Watts promised we’ll delve deeper into Parker’s high school life.
After casting baby-faced actor Tom Holland, it was widely assumed that the as-yet-untitled film would be taking Spidey back to his roots.
“Spider-Man” is being written by Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein and is directed by Jon Watts. However, he was always depicted as an older teen, close to graduating. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has previously said the new film will reimagine Spider-Man through a John Hughes teen-movie filter.
Having a teenage Peter Parker alongside “The Avengers”, will bring in youth power to the Avengers as he will relate to the youth. It is still uncertain how Spider-Man will be reintroduced, considering his pivotal presence in the “Civil War” comics.
But before he gets his own movie, the young Spiderman will fight on Iron Man’s side in “Captain America: Civil War”. It will be interesting to discover how the new standalone film will settle within the MCU. More updates and details are expected in the following months.