Director Jon Watts Allays Fears That Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Trailers Spoil Too Much


Despite the vast number of trailers, teasers, TV spots, clips, and in-depth featurettes currently littering the interwebs, Spider-Man: Homecoming writer-director Jon Watts has allayed fears that Marvel and Sony’s marketing departments have spoiled too much in the build up to July 7th.

Chatting to Den of Geek (via Screen Rant), the former Clown and Cop Car filmmaker spoke about his fast-tracked graduation to Hollywood’s big leagues, The Vulture, and what it was like to pick up the reins from Marc Webb after his own Amazing Spider-Man series was abruptly cut short after only two movies – ditto for the fabled Sinister Six ensemble movie, now that those plans have been distilled into multiple Sony spinoffs beginning with Ruben Fleischer’s Venom.

On the topic of Spider-Man: Homecoming and, more specifically, its extensive media coverage, Watts conceded that if he was in control of the film’s marketing, he’d favor a less-is-more approach, before stressing that there’s still “a lot more to be revealed” when it comes to Peter Parker’s latest standalone pic.

Well, if it was up to me, I wouldn’t have revealed anything. Ever. Like, I wish my movie could be just, only, a series of complete surprises. But I can say that there’s still a lot more to be revealed than what’s in the trailers. You know, we’ve made a pretty dense movie. A lot happens. So, yeah, there’s more to it than just what you see in the trailers, for sure.

On July 7th, Marvel and Sony will unleash Spider-Man: Homecoming upon the moviegoing masses, and in our review, we found Spidey’s solo effort to be an accomplished, compelling addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s plenty more of Tom Holland’s Web-Head to come, too, after it was revealed that the Powers That Be have mapped out a five-film arc for his Peter Parker, one that will continue through the release of Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, 2018.

Source: Den of Geek