Spider-Man Director Jon Watts Gives Advice for Next to Helm Spider-Man 4

Spider-Man Director Jon Watts Gives Advice for Next to Helm Spider-Man 4

Jon Watts has delivered us the Spider-Man “Home” trilogy for Marvel, and with the fourth film underway, it’s been revealed that Watts will be stepping aside to have someone else take the helm.

With everyone wondering who’s going to tackle Peter Parker’s story next, Watts does have some advice for the next director. Talking to Collider, Watts says that it was a fruitless endeavor to try and have Spider-Man do practical swinging:

“I have a very practical bit of Spider-Man advice, and I think every Spider-Man director goes through it. It doesn’t look good when someone is just swinging on a rope. You think you’re gonna go in there, you’re like, ‘we’re gonna do it all practical. We’re gonna get a stuntman. We’re gonna be swinging around.’ It’s boring. It looks dumb. It looks like a monkey swinging on a vine when you put someone on just a rope. Don’t waste your time. That’s my advice to the next Spider-Man director.”

Interestingly enough, The Amazing Spider-Man movie from Marc Webb did try to set itself apart from the Raimi films by having the first practical swinging scene in a Spidey film; and while I do think that the scene looks pretty great, it barely captures just how dynamic Spider-Man’s movements can get when compared to the comics or any other medium.

I just hope that the next director gives us more of the practical suit onscreen. Ever since Spider-Man debuted in the MCU, he’s always looked like he was completely CG compared to the other characters. Hopefully the new director will be able to let Holland look like he’s actually wearing a suit rather than just have his head on a CG body.

No release date has been set for the next Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland, but fans are hoping for a 2026 release.


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