Are you wondering why Marvel chose the young 19-year-old Tom Holland to portray Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot? Marvel and Sony?s collaborated Spider-Man reboot movie director Jon Watts has hinted that the film will heavily bank on the idea of a young kid struggling not only being a superhero but also from teen angst.
According to Empire Magazine via Yahoo, Watts has revealed that their version of Peter Parker will only be aged 15 years old. While Tobey MaGuire and Andrew Garfield were also portraying a high school student Parker, both of them were showed to already be near their graduation.
?I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high school movie,? Watts told Empire. ?We?re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He?s just 15 now.?
No Uncle Ben Death
The heads at Marvel has stressed that viewers won?t get to see Spider-Man?s origin story be re-told. Watts also interestingly hinted that we might not see Uncle Ben die again. ?There are only so many times you can kill Uncle Ben,? Watts said.
Does this mean that Uncle Ben is still alive while Spidey is patrolling the city as a superhero? Or does this simply mean that Uncle Ben is already dead in the film? The latter might be more plausible for the film especially after rumors recently surfaced saying that Spidey has already been playing as a superhero for a year.
According to Heroic Hollywood?s insider, Spidey will have already been saving the city as a the web-crawler a year before the events of Captain America: Civil War. ?Just like Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Spider-Man is considered a myth, an urban legend.? This rumor seems to be true as Spidey has already been referenced in the Ant-Man film.
We will first see the new young Spidey in Captain America: Civil War this May 6, 2016. The standalone film of Spidey will be released in theaters sometime in 2017.