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Jon Watts Says Tom Holland is “Perfect” For Spider-Man

July 28, 2015 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Jon Watts spoke with EW about landing the job of directing Spider-Man for Sony and Marvel, Tom Holland playing Peter Parker and more. Check out the highlights:

On landing the job: “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 the 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.”

On Tom Holland as Spider-Man: “[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.”

On the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “I mean, 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.”