Spider-Man screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein were at the premiere of Vacation, which they wrote and directed, and said the tone of the Marvel reboot will be different from the character's previous feature film iterations.
"The main difference I think is the tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means to a geeky, outcast kid and how he deals with them," Goldenstein told USA Today. "You don't instantly become a superhero, it's a long journey." Daley added, "It's spending a lot more time in the high school. And so we have time to sort of develop the powers with him and experience the wish fulfillment. And also just the fact that it is really alienating to other people."
Daley then confirmed that the reboot won't waste time showing how Spidey got his powers, and it will avoid the goofy mistakes Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) made in the original trilogy. "I don't think the origin story is going to be in there and also I think we’re going to avoid the emo dance (from Spider-Man 3) ... as much love it," he said.
They want to focus on the "self-conscious" Peter Parker who is not popular and a "little geeky." Goldstein explained, "We want to sort of tell that story, and the fact that getting powers and becoming Spider-Man doesn't solve your problems." Daley added, "Because he has to keep it a secret from everyone, so it just makes everything worse for him."
You can listen to their comments in the video below.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man/Peter Parker will make a cameo in Captain America: Civil War, which will arrive on May 6, 2016. He'll then star in the Jon Watts-directed solo Spider-Man movie to be released on July 28, 2017.