Jon Watts on Spider-Man and Nick Fury’s relationship in Far From Home
Despite the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man and Nick Fury will make their return in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the movie, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D will recruit the Web-Slinger to team up with Mysterio in order to fight against the Elementals. Speaking with USA Today director Jon Watts opened up about the kind of relationship that Spider-Man and Nick Fury will have in the upcoming movie.
“I have this memory of being a kid and wanting so desperately to be treated like an adult,” Watts said. “And then there’s one day, suddenly, where everyone does treat you like an adult and you start to think, ‘Oh, I liked it better when I was being treated like a kid. Could I go back?’ But by the time that happened, you’re never allowed to go back.”
Peter Parker already had a mentor in Spider-Man Homecoming in Tony Stark. Now fans should expect a very different relationship between Spider-Man and Nick Fury, as the director describes the head of S.H.I.E.L.D as the Web-Slinger’s “mean new step-dad”.
“If Tony is like the supportive cool uncle, Fury’s more like the mean new stepdad,” Watts said. “Fury doesn’t see himself in Peter Parker. Fury sees Peter Parker as an asset that he needs who is too preoccupied with a bunch of high school problems…Part of my pitch for the very first movie was bringing Nick Fury in and making him the mean substitute teacher.”
The filmmaker also compared the movie to 1991’s If Looks Could Kill starring Richard Greco.
“You get to have this teenage James Bond character. Total world-weary Nick Fury and enthusiastic New York teenager Peter Parker gallivanting across Europe – what’s more fun than that? You put them together and you have some good stuff.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters on July 2. What do you think about Watts’ words? Let us know in the comments section below.