“Ever since you were a little boy, you’ve been living with so many unresolved things. Well, take it from an old man. Those things send us down a road… they make us who we are. And if anyone’s destined for greatness, it’s you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them…”
New ‘Spider-Man’ Film Won’t Be Origin Story, Says Screenwriter
“I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died,” according to Jonathan Goldstein.
“I think it’ll be a fun departure from the Peter Parker you’ve seen,” Goldstein’s writing partner John Francis Daley said. “Now he is truly a kid and I think the stakes are increased in that his struggle through high school is very real and isn’t just sort of a side note. It matters now.”
“We want to explore the fact that just because you get super powers, [it] doesn’t make you into a really sophisticated, successful adult,” he said. “He’s still a kid, and he’s clumsy and he’s a geek and he’s a bit of an outcast and, in many ways, the super powers amplify that and exacerbate his trying to fit in.”