BirthMoviesDeath’s Devin Faraci had a chance to interview Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige at an Ant-Man event about the hotly anticipated New-new Spider-Man. We’ve heard reports before that it would see Peter Parker in high school but we didn’t have any definitive details on what that would mean in terms of characters or plot.
Feige talks about Marvel’s vision for this latest Spider-Man, saying that a lot of their inspiration is coming from John Hughes. For those perhaps unfamiliar, John Hughes directed several intimately-scoped late teen and childhood drama-comedies including the first two Home Alones, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting,” said Feige. “Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
Feige goes on to talk about how the stakes in this Spider-Hughes film would be about more than the machinations of any villain, particularly about more personal and interpersonal stakes among the characters. He’s also apparently interested in bringing a Spider-Man villain to the table that hasn’t been adapted to the silver screen yet.
Check out all the excerpts from the interview right here.