Spider-Man: Homecoming's Only Real Flaw, Reveals Director

Posted 2017/07/08 2797 0

Director Jon Watts has revealed what he believes to the be the main flaw in Spider-Man: Homecoming, something New Yorkers surely picked up on.


As in the original ’60s comics in which he debuted, Peter Parker is an outer-borough kid, and director Jon Watts’ film pays homage to that, from a soundtrack that features Queens rockers the Ramones to a scene that includes an only-in-New York bodega cat (named Murph!) and buildings tagged by spray-paint art. “Peter Parker is from Queens,” Watts says. “All the other [Spider-Man] movies were in Times Square or the Financial District. That’s the tourist version of New York City.” However, New Yorkers can easily realize one flaw in the movie.

In an interview with EW, the director has revealed that mistake in the Staten Island ferry action piece where they took the creative liberty to tweak some elements to make sure that the scene fits the movie’s narrative:

“The only real flaw is that [in our movie] there are cars on the ferry, and there haven’t been cars allowed since the ’90s. So I’ll declare that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they never had these rules.”

Homecoming, is tied for the highest score ever for a live action superhero movie on Rotten Tomatoes, the company announced Friday. The film draws inspiration from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man run and teen comedy’s of the past as it follows Tom Holland as Peter Parker balancing his dual identity of a budding superhero while navigating the everyday life of a teenager in high school. Some critics say the movie seems to work better as a teen comedy rather than a superhero drama, however, but that’s what makes it a heartwarming and fresh take on the web crawler.

The Sony-Marvel superhero movie is flying to a $120 million opening, surpassing even the most optimistic industry expectations. The sixth Spider-Man film in just over 15 years netted $50.5 million on Friday from 4,248 locations.