Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers Only Had 3 Days To Write Their Pitch
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters this weekend, with many praising the Marvel Cinematic Universe film for its blend of heart, humor, and youthful energy.
A lot of that is thanks to the film's script, which is courtesy of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. But according to the writing duo, best known for comedies such as Horrible Bosses and Vacation, their version of the film was crafted on a rather short notice.
The pair recently spoke to the Hollywood Reporter, during which they revealed that their pitch of the film was written in three days.
"There was no time to be nervous really." Daley explained. "We had such a ticking clock in getting this thing made and also in pitching it."
When asked how the pair's pitch ended up winning Marvel over, Goldstein highlighted Homecoming's focus on the high school side of Peter Parker (Tom Holland).
"I think it was the combination of the humor of it, along with the relatability, that we told a high school story that happened to have superpowers." Goldstein explained. "I think that's something everybody can relate to. Just because you get superpowers, doesn't mean you become an adult or sophisticated or can get the girl."
"In many ways," added Daley, "it veers you into a more irresponsible and immature direction."
That direction seems to have paid off, with Homecoming dominating its opening weekend's box office with a projected gross of $100 million.
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently enjoys a 4.12 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, JacobBatalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming are both in theaters now, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed byCaptain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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