Marc Webb was the director of the Spider-Man series before Sony decided to reboot the character again and put Jon Watts at the helm. As it turns out, Webb had e-mailed Watts when he found out that Watts got the Spider-Man gig.
Talking to Den of Geek, Watts explained:
"[Webb] emailed me, and he said ‘I'm not gonna tell you anything, I'm just gonna say: make sure you get to hang out with Stan Lee.' I did. I did, and it was great. It was great advice."
Don't get me wrong, I liked Webb's other projects, but he brought nothing new to Spider-Man that I was curious what kind of advice he was going to give Watts. It's great to see that Stan Lee still has a very strong impact on Spider-Man as a franchise.
Now I wonder if Watts got any advice from Sam Raimi.
Early reviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming have been great, and a lot of people are calling it the best Spider-Man movie since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. This bodes very well for Tom Holland and the future of the franchise, and you bet we're going to be seeing a lot more of Spidey growing up with the MCU in the future.
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7.