Spider-Man: Homecoming Has A “Unique, Surprising” Tone, Director Says

The new Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, has a “unique, surprising” tone that will set it apart from the films that came before it, according to director Jon Watts. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Watts talked about how the story builds in scope and significance throughout it.

“I think it has a unique, surprising tone that’s different from the others, and different from the other movies in this universe,” he explained. “I’m pretty proud of the tone we struck. It’s fun. It’s able to go from a very small story, and really emotional small stakes and just get bigger and bigger until it’s on a massive scale without ever losing sight of the story we were trying to tell.”

As we saw in the new trailer that arrived today (see it above), Homecoming will have action and humor. The film follows a 15-year-old Spider-Man who is in high school, leading up to his battle against the evil Vulture, who is played by veteran actor Michael Keaton.

Holland told THR that Homecoming was a “nonstop job.” He did a lot of his own stunts and ended up injuring himself on-set one day.

“I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life. It was a nonstop job and I felt so passionate and proud of what we were creating,” Holland said. “I’m so proud that I was able to give my best, and I’m so grateful that I didn’t get injured. I did a lot of stunts. At the very end, I fell down some stairs, and tweaked my ACL just a little bit.”

You can read the full interview here at THR.

Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres on July 7 and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, and Donald Glover. For lots more on the new trailer, check out GameSpot’s in-depth video breakdown here.

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