‘Spider-Man’ Writers on Taking ‘John Hughes’ Approach: ‘We Are Going to Write a Real Kid’

by Ashley Crossan 4:33 PM PDT, July 30, 2015
Playing ‘Spider-Man’ Writers on Taking ‘John Hughes’ Approach: ‘We Are Going to Write a Real Kid’

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.”

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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.