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Spider-man standalone director talks Spidey in Civil War… also, Marvel release hi-res look at the Wasp suit

July 29th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With Spider-man set to make his big debut in Captain America: Civil War, many are wondering how he’ll fit in and what role he’ll play in the overall MCU.

Well Jon Watts, the man who’s set to direct the standalone Spidey movie, has been talking a little about that and how he got the directing gig for arguably Marvel’s biggest hero: “I’m not really sure what happened. I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing [Cop Car, his latest movie] to an actual crowd… [Marvel] got to see ‘Cop Car’ and they really liked it…

“Now, I’ve got to make a slightly more expensive version. It’s an opportunity to just have a much bigger canvas instead of just scrapping together any story you can.”

He also talked about young actor Tom Holland, who’ll be playing Spider-man/Peter Parker and confirmed that he is working with the Russo brothers on Civil War and making sure Spidey fits in naturally: “[Tom] can be a real high school  student. That’s why people love Spider-Man. He’s the most grounded, relatable of superheroes. And Tom can really do that. He captures that. And he can do a standing back-flip. He’s perfect.”

And on Civil War: “It’s a big universe, so everyone sort of works with each other to make sure that there’s continuity and that it all fits together. It’s really exciting actually. We’re just getting started, working on the script and all that, but it’s going to be a great process .”

We’re soooooo excited to see Captain America: Civil War when it hits on May 6th, 2016.





Oh and hey, in related news, Marvel have released a nice clean image of the Wasp Suit that appeared briefly in Ant-man… is it wrong to say we cannot wait to see Evangeline Lily in it?


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….