Filmmakers, as well as Spider-Man fans, seem to have had enough of the webslinger's origin story. No wonder Marvel has decided to skip that aspect in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein recently spoke about their take on the new, younger Spidey and it looks like the film will be a lot more than just a typical superhero flick.
From what the writers have shared, it seems like the reboot will focus strongly on the young Peter Parker's struggle in high school, as a nerd with special powers.
"The tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means with a geeky, outcast kid and how he deals with them," Goldstein told USA Today.
"You don't instantly become a superhero, it's a long journey. [Peter Parker] is spending a lot more time in high school. And so we have time to sort of develop the powers with him and experience the wish fulfilment. And also just the fact that it's really alienating to other people."
One would assume that getting super powers will actually work wonders for an otherwise 'non-existent' high school geek. But that's not what happens here. "...getting powers and becoming Spider-Man doesn't solve your problems," said Goldstein. "Because he has to keep it a secret from everyone, so it just makes everything worse for him," Daley added.
It will be interesting to see how actor Tom Holland plays this compelling take on the character. Peter Parker's high school woes were shown briefly in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002) starring Tobey Maguire. But it looks like the upcoming reboot will dig into that aspect a lot deeper.
Marvel's Spider-Man is slated to release on 28 July 2017.