Though Marvel Studios is set to deliver their second film of the year in just a few weeks with Ant-Man, fans’ eyes are eagerly pointed toward their upcoming plans for Spider-Man. We spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige this weekend about the upcoming film, but in his interview with Birth.Movies.Death, Feige mentioned a unique influence for the planned reboot: John Hughes.
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting,” Feige said. “Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie – only John Hughes could – but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
Feige also went on to mention that Spider-Man’s “deep bench of rogues” is an advantage for them moving forward, saying currently they’re interested in using villains that fans haven’t seen before on the big screen.
“We send Ant-Man on a very weird, mind-bending journey at the end of Ant-Man. It was something we hadn’t seen in a shrinking movie before, but it also represents the tip of the mind-bending weirdness we’re going to do in Strange, which I think will surprise people.”
Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in their next Spider-Man film, which will be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). The film is set to hit theaters on July 28. 2017. Doctor Strange, meanwhile, is scripted by Jon Spaihts and will be directed by Scott Derickson. Benedict Cumberbatch will star as the title character in the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.