"Spider-Man: Homecoming" director Jon Watts is being extra-secretive about the newly-cast Donald Glover's role in the film. That's because as soon as his casting was announced, fans started speculating whether the actor will be playing Miles Morales in the reboot.
"I can't talk about anything like that!" Watts told the Daily Beast in a recent interview, when asked about Glover's role. "That would have been so amazing, if I'd just completely spilled some secret like that by accident. I probably can't say anything. There's a little sniper dot on me at all times, just in case. They'll hit me with a tranq dart."
The director did, however, talk about the diverse cast that has come to form, and is seemingly growing by the day. Watts explained how the much-needed diversity in the cast happened organically. "Peter Parker goes to high school in Queens, and Queens is one ofâ€”if not theâ€”most diverse places in the world. So I just wanted it to reflect what that actually looks like."
Watts was also asked whether he is concerned at all about comparisons to earlier Spidey films. But the director seems pretty secure and sure of his take on the web-slinger.
"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," Watts replied. "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."
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" stars Tom Holland in the titular role, with Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., and Michael Keaton filling as other key cast members. The film is set for release on July 7, 2017.