'Homecoming' director Jon Watts knows how Spider-Man feels

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" involves young man taking on great power and great responsibility. we’re not talking Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man — we’re talking director Jon Watts , whose big-budget Marvel debut is third feature film. I had no problem relating to Peter Parker," Watts said, laughing, when we met to discuss the new movie in London this week. "He feels like he might be in way over head but is desperate to prove himself. I mean, no similarities!" Watts was hot off the acclaim for low-budget 2015 thriller " Cop Car " starring Kevin Bacon when he was given the chance to pitch Marvel on vision for Spider-Man. It’s huge gig, as this the long-awaited moment the friendly neighbourhood wallcrawler takes centre stage alongside heroes of Marvel’s cinematic universe — including Iron Man himself. Luckily Marvel movie supremo Kevin Feige has a history of giving fresh up-and-coming writers and directors a shot, like Edgar Wright (" Ant-Man "), Taika Waititi (" Thor: Ragnarok ") and Ryan Coogler (" Black Panther "). With "Homecoming" about to swing into theatres, we asked the affable — and surprisingly relaxed — […]

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