The July 7, 2017 premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming has been hyped on a number of counts. Not only has this week been the release of the full trailer for the blockbuster, but the character has been rebooted for the third time in quick succession.
It is hoped and believed that Tom Holland's version will finally be the time an actor can bed down Peter Parker and own it on the big screen. Sony producer Amy Pascal talked about the movie with Cosmic Book News. And she kicked things off by singing the praises of director Jon Watts.
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Pascal knew the studio was taking a gamble with giving 35-year old filmmaker Jon Watts the reigns for the third time lucky attempt. The Clown and Cop Car director had very limited experience. But when she sat down with Marvel man Kevin Feige to see his work they just knew to secure his services.
"When Kevin Feige and I saw Jon Watts' movie, we knew that he was the guy to direct this movie," she started. "And we saw a quality in him that has panned out so brilliantly that I think everyone's going to see when they see this movie, because it's very different to out other Spider-Man films. And it is completely unique. So much of that is due to the vision that he came in with. He's a really formidable filmmaker and we were very lucky that he wanted to do the film."
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Creating a perfect storm with Sony, Marvel and Disney all coming to the same conclusion to create Spider-Man: Homecoming, Pascal admitted that the party will have to come to an end as the trio part ways following the sequel.
“One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often," she explains.
"In fact it may never happen again, after we do the sequel. Because Sony, and Disney, and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider-Man to be in the MCU and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film. And I think that was a very rare thing for three companies to do, and a very brilliant thing for them to decide to do because there are only so many stories that you can tell again and again and again about Spidey, and this is something that we would have never been able to do in any other way. So it was a very selfless thing that very smart on the part of all the companies.”
In other words, Parker better not get too comfortable relying on Tony Stark's council beyond Homecoming 2.