Spider-Man screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were at the premiere of Vacation, a film which they wrote and directed and took some time to talk about the upcoming Spider-Man reboot:
“The main difference I think is the tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means to a geeky, outcast kid and how he deals with them,” Goldenstein said. “You don’t instantly become a superhero, it’s a long journey.” Daley added, “It’s spending a lot more time in the 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 is really alienating to other people.”
He also took a moment to poke fun at Spider-Man 3:
“I don’t think the origin story is going to be in there and also I think we’re going to avoid the emo dance (from Spider-Man 3) … as much as we love it,” he said.
They want to focus on Peter Parker quite a bit:
“We want to sort of tell that story, and the fact that getting powers and becoming Spider-Man doesn’t solve your problems.” Daley added, “Because he has to keep it a secret from everyone, so it just makes everything worse for him.”
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