SPIDER-MAN Director On Comic Books He's Reading To Prepare

Still from "Amazing Spider-Man 2" video game
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Spider-Man will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut next May in Captain America: Civil War, and director Jon Watts and his screenwriters are already prepping for his first solo film in 2017. And as part of that, they're reading a variety of comic books from Marvel to get their bearings. But what comic books exactly?

"[Ultimate Spider-Man] is great. I love Ultimate. We have the freedom to pull from anything, but I really like what [Brian Michael] Bendis did. A lot," said Watts, in an interview with Den of Geek. "That felt like… that was Peter Parker back in high school. And, spending as much time with his high school problems as it did with his superhero problems, which I think is really a lot of fun."

"I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the Spider-Man Loves Mary-Jane series, but they have this really great anime-style illustration, and it’s all just about Peter Parker’s relationships," the director continued. "It’s like the soap opera of Peter Parker in high school. Those are really funny, too. I’m just sitting around reading comic books all day - it’s a pretty great job."

The untitled Spider-man reboot is scheduled for release July 28, 2017.

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