Spider-Man Writers: We Don’t Need No Origin

Scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein make their directorial debut with the comedy reboot “Vacation” this week, and during the film’s premiere they discussed one of their other projects in the works – the Marvel-approved reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise which they are writing.

Speaking with USA Today on the red carpet, the pair were asked what they could tell us about their aim with the film. Goldstein says: “The tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means with a geeky, outcast kid and how he deals with them. You don’t instantly become a superhero, it’s a long journey. [Peter Parker] is spending a lot more time in high school. And so we have time to sort of develop the powers with him and experience the wish fulfillment. And also just the fact that it’s really alienating to other people.”

Daley added that you shouldn’t expect to see the already twice told origin story in there: “I don’t think the origins story is gonna be in there, and also I think we’re going to avoid the emo dance [from Spider-Man 3]… as much as I loved it.”

Jonathan M. Goldstein says their version of Peter Parker is “not a popular kid, he’s a little geeky, and he’s self-conscious… as we were in high school, so we want to sort of tell that story, and the fact that getting powers and becoming Spider-Man doesn’t solve your problems.” Daley adds: “Because he has to keep it a secret from everyone, so it just makes everything worse for him.”

Jon Watts helms the new film which is slated to hit cinemas on July 28th 2017.