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Jon Watts Isn’t Worried About Spider-Man Being Another Reboot

August 4, 2015 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Director Jon Watts spoke with SHH about taking on the new Spider-Man film and more. Check out the highlights:

On the the franchise being rebooted a third time: “It’s true, but it’s been around for ever so there’s no idea that hasn’t been explored in some capacity in the comics at some point. I like seeing everything and letting that inform it.”

On his love for the character: “I had this learn-to-draw Spider-Man comic book. There were some panels that were blank panels for you to fill in the rest of the story and then some that were just pencils for you to ink and then there were some that were already inked for you to color to decide if you want to be the penciler or the inker or the colorist or the writer. I was obsessed with this book. I would bring it to school every day until I had slowly filled up and colored every panel and then after that, it was the Todd McFarlane era, his run which was so cool. That’s when I was really into comics, but now it’s just been really great to hang out in an office and read comics all day, catching up on everything that I’ve missed.”

On working with writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein: “We’re all learning about each other, but they’re very, very smart and extremely irreverent and I can’t wait to start,” Watts told us. “I should be working on it right now and not doing a bunch of Cop Car interviews probably.”