We got much more than we expected from Spider-Man: Homecoming at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, but the details just keep coming. A few interviews with director Jon Watts have emerged, and he’s gone into even more detail than he did on stage. He’s talked about the design of The Vulture, plus how his film fits in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First up, Collider asked Watts about the Comic-Con footage, which a few lucky people in Hall H got to see. The Vulture was on full display there, kitted out with a mechanical suit. The Cop Car director was asked why they went in that particular direction for the villain:
“It’s a very tech based approach to how The Vulture would build a wing suit and how he would fly. It’s not just cool design, it’s a big part of the story. That I can’t give away, but there’s some cool stuff that goes along with that. From the very beginning, we wanted to try to keep it tech based just to keep it different initially from what we had seen before. It sets up a really cool thing that I don’t want to talk about yet! It’s going to be awesome.”
Watts also talked to ComicBook.com about fitting his film in with the wider MCU. It seems like Homecoming is a new ground level approach for Marvel Studios:
“If the Avengers Tower is the penthouse and we know what it’s like to be a millionaire, billionaire playboy to be Tony or we know what it’s like to be a God on another planet, that’s the penthouse level of the MCU. Spider-Man is the ground floor. What does a high school in the MCU look like? What does riding the subway in the MCU feel like? Spider-Man seems like the most perfect opportunity because he’s the most regular person in the canon that I thought he was a great chance to show what that angle of the MCU feels like.”
While we thought the Netflix series were the ground level, it’s nice to know we can expect a smaller adventure. Remember, Spider-Man: Homecoming is in between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Thor: Ragnarok next year. A film about high school worries is a nice alternative to the universe being in peril. Just as Ant-Man was deemed a pallet cleanser after Avengers: Age of Ultron, Watts’ film can do the same in 2017.
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