Director Jon Watts talks 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' diversity, approach, and more

The Daily Beast caught up with director Jon Watts to talk about his new horror movie Clown, but naturally some Spider-Man: Homecoming questions were thrown his way as well.

Unfortunately Watts couldn’t comment on the role that Donald Glover is playing. “I can’t talk about anything like that!” he said, before jokingly confessing, “That would have been so amazing, if I’d just completely spilled some secret like that by accident.”

However, Watts did talk about the diverse cast that he’s putting together. “Peter Parker goes to high school in Queens, and Queens is one of—if not the—most diverse places in the world. So I just wanted it to reflect what that actually looks like,” he explained.

There have been a lot of Spider-Man movies made, but Watts is excited to explore things that haven’t been covered previously.

“It’s been really fun to just look for things that none of the other Spider-Man movies have really explored before, and decide if that’s something we want to work into that,” he said. “And really making it a high school movie, and committing to that, and not having that just be the beginning of the movie. The John Hughes sort of tone. When you’re looking at it through that prism, it really opens up the door to a lot of possibilities.”

Be sure to head on over to The Daily Beast for more from the Spider-Man: Homecoming director.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast (via Comic Book Movie)