Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing pays ho­mage to orig­i­nal comics

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

‘Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing’ screen­writ­ers John Fran­cis Da­ley and Jonathan Gold­stein re­veal why they in­cluded one iconic comic book scene in the new film. The lat­est re-imag­in­ing of the web­slinger stars Tom Hol­land as the tit­u­lar role and, in one par­tic­u­lar scene, he is crushed by rub­ble caused by his foe Vul­ture - played by Michael Keaton - which pays ho­mage to the comics drawn by Steve Ditko, John Romita and Stan Lee. Speak­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Reporter, Da­ley said: “That al­lu­sion was some­thing Marvel Stu­dios Pres­i­dent Kevin Feige wanted to put into this script, be­cause it sort of em­bod­ies the in­ter­nal strug­gle that Peter Parker is fac­ing through­out, where he is his own great­est en­emy in some ways, to have to ac­cept him­self be­fore he can do any­thing help­ful for the world. We have him start­ing the scene with such self-doubt and help­less­ness, in a way that you re­ally see the kid. You feel for him. He’s scream­ing for help, be­cause he doesn’t think he can do it, and then in the con­text of that flash­back, he kind of re­alises that that’s been his big­gest prob­lem. He didn’t have the con­fi­dence in him­self to get him­self out of there.” In the comic ‘Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man #33’, Spidey is nearly crushed by his neme­sis Doc­tor Oc­tu­pus when his lair caves in on him but the guilt Peter Parker feels over the death of his Un­cle Ben and his de­ter­mi­na­tion to save Aunt May gets him the strength to carry on. ‘Spi­der Man: Home­com­ing’ marks the first time Marvel Stu­dios and Sony Pic­tures have worked to­gether on the fan fa­vorite su­per­hero and fol­lows the events af­ter ‘Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War’. Hol­land will reprise his role as Spi­der-Man in the up­com­ing ‘Avengers: In­fin­ity War’ but re­cently ad­mit­ted he doesn’t think any mem­ber of the Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse is ready for it. Speak­ing to the Toronto Sun news­pa­per, the 21 year old said: “It needs no teas­ing. That movie lit­er­ally needs no teas­ing. It’s go­ing to be the big­gest movie of all time. Be­lieve me; no-one is ready for that movie.”

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