CBMB: Spider-Man Director Suggests Bendis’s Peter Parker as a Basis for his Film | FanboysInc

CBMB: Spider-Man Director Suggests Bendis’s Peter Parker as a Basis for his Film

By Muuka Muyumba

Director Jon Watts spoke with Den of Geek about his comic inspirations for the upcoming Spider-Man Marvel/Sony reboot of the series. Watts noted that he is particularly keen on highlighting the teen aspect of the hero.

“Oh, I love that. Ultimate is great. I love Ultimate. We have the freedom to pull from anything, but I really like what [Brian Michael] Bendis did. A lot. That felt like… that was Peter Parker back in high school. And, spending as much time with his high school problems as it did with his superhero problems, which I think is really a lot of fun.

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There’s also some really funny comics stuff, like, the Archies. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the Spider-Man Loves Mary-Jane series, but they have this really great anime-style illustration, and it’s all just about Peter Parker’s relationships. It’s like the soap opera of Peter Parker in high school. Those are really funny, too.

I’m just sitting around reading comic books all day – it’s a pretty great job.”

Marvel is pinning its hope of reboot success on a fairly new director, which may be the way through Phase 4 for the MCU. Rumors are that Taiki Waititi is up to direct Thor: Ragnorak while Black Panther and Captain Marvel still have yet to name their leaders.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is slated for July 28, 2017.