Director Jon Watts is all set to enter the big, bright world of Marvel as he gears up to direct Tom Holland in the Spider-Man reboot.
From directing an indie, and now to helm one of the most eagerly-anticipated superhero films, things have really blown up for the director who confessed to Entertainment Weekly that he is "not really sure what happened", during a recent interview.
"I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing the movie to an actual crowd. So I was dealing with that. But [Marvel] got to see Cop Car and they really liked it. But yeah, this trend is interesting. Now, I've got to make a slightly more expensive version. It's an opportunity to just have a bigger canvas instead of just scrapping together any story you can," Watts stated.
Talking about Holland as Marvel's new Spider-Man, Watts offered nothing but praise for the British actor. "He can be a real high school student. That's why people love Spider-Man. He's the most grounded, relatable of superheroes. And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip. He's perfect."
Before his standalone film hits theatres in 2017, Holland will make his debut as the new Spider-Man next year in Marvel's upcoming superhero team-up flick - Captain America: Civil War. When asked what Watts thinks about Spidey's inclusion in the film, the director said:
"I mean, it's a big universe, so everyone sort of works with each other to make sure that there's continuity and that it all fits together." He added, "It's really exciting actually. We're just getting started, working on the script and all that, but it's going to be a great process."
Marvel's Spider-Man reboot is slated to release on 28 July 2017.