Spider-Man Director Says Peter Parker Will Be A High School Freshman In New Movie


You wanted a younger Spider-Man for the shared Sony/Marvel reboot, you got him.

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Though Peter Parker has progressed in the comic books to the point where he’s about to be the head of a glamorous tech company instead of a high school student struggling to balance all that entails with a double life as a super hero, many of his classic stories were set when he was just a teenager. It’s been rumored all along that Sony and Marvel wanted to explore that time in his life again, something that was more or less confirmed when 19-year old Tom Holland was cast as the new wall-crawler.

Now we have even more concrete proof of exactly how young the new film version of Parker will be. Speaking with Empire m=Magazine (as discovered by Yahoo), director Jon Watts explained that when we see Peter in high school, it will be at the very beginning.

"I love the idea of making a coming-of-age high-school movie. We’re really going to see Peter Parker in high school and get deeper into that side of it. He’s just 15 now."

Yep, 15 would make Peter a freshman. That leaves plenty of time to keep him in school for future movies, assuming fans like the new ones enough that we get more than two (as with the ill-fated Amazing Spider-Man series) this time around.

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