Spider-Man Homecoming Director Talks About Diversity Within Cast


Initially when the director of Spider-Man Homecoming, Jon Watts, pitched for the latest  film, he ensured that a diverse cast was a substantial piece of what he needed to bring to the table. The two studios concurred. Characters who have customarily been Caucasian in the comics, will be played by individuals from different ethnicities within the movie.

“That was a big part of my pitch. The very first thing I made was a look book of what I wanted the world to look like and what the kids should look like and the high school should look like,” Watts explained. “I lived in New York for thirteen years and it should look like a school in New York, it shouldn’t look like a school in the Midwest in the 50s. So I pulled a bunch of pictures of kids and documentary photos of kids in schools, and that was part of my pitch and everyone was really into that and followed through with the casting, which is so, so cool, I love the kids.”

When he was throwing on-screen characters for parts all through the film, Watts said he was “color blind” and needed the best performing artists for the parts being referred to.

Spider-Man Homecoming features the youthful Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returning home to live with his Aunt May. Of course, under the radar of Coach Tony Stark, Parker begins to hold onto his freshly discovered way of life as Spider-Man. He additionally tries to come back to his typical every day routine. However, wanting himself to be more than just a naïve old neighborhood superhero. Peter should soon put his forces under a magnifying glass when the shrewd Vulture rises to destroy everything that he holds dear.

Spider Man: Homecoming will be coming  to a theater near you from July 7, 2017.