'Spider-Man' Writers on Taking 'John Hughes' Approach: 'We Are Going to Write a Real Kid'
By Ashley Crossan
Vacation directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are prepping to give us even more ‘80s nostalgia … by sending us back to the John Hughes teen movie era teen movie era in the upcoming Spider-Man film.
Yes, you heard that right.
When reports surfaced earlier this month that the writing partners were in talks for the project, the pair remained tight-lipped but were finally able to talk details on the project with ETonline’s Ashley Crossan at the Vacation premiere this week.
“It's sort of a John Hughes-ian take at Peter in high school,” said Daley. “We're going to spend a lot more time on them in high school and deal with him being a real kid.”
Marvel boss Kevin Feige said in a recent interview with Slashfilm, that the 2017 solo film would have a Hughes feel, and Daley and Goldstein were more than happy to oblige.
“They cast a real kid,” said Goldstein. “So we are going to write a real kid.”
Though the pair has yet to meet Tom Holland, the 19-year-old British actor who will play Peter Parker, the two will head to Marvel Studios on Friday to view materials and start talking specifics about the project.
Spider-Man will first appear in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War in 2016, followed by a solo film from Sony in July 2017.