Now It’s has been almost a week since Spider-Man: No Way Home finally arrived in theaters, and it is breaking all the records after the COVID-19 pandemic. The blockbuster is jam-packed with amazing action and surprising moments, but according to the film’s co-writer, Erik Sommers revealed in a recent interview with “DiscussingFilm,” the approach to balancing the film’s ever-growing cast while still keeping the journey focused on Tom Holland (Spider-Man) hat was an interesting challenge.
“At the end of the day, it’s a Spider-Man movie – you have to be telling the story of Peter Parker, and everything has to be in service of that,” Sommers explained. “So there were a lot of painful decisions made, you know, we would have loved to have done this and that and ‘Oh, wouldn’t be great if these two villains could do this!’ But it has to be in service of Peter’s journey, and you have to keep things moving. There was definitely a lot of what we call ‘little darlings’ – little moments and things that you really just love – but sometimes you have to let them go.”
“I mean, it’s a balancing act because we love those previous movies, the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb ones, and we want to pay homage to them and make the fans happy,” Sommers continued. “But you don’t want to just do lazy fan service for its own sake because it’ll ring false at some point. It’s a balancing act, and at every point, again, you have to be thinking about the story. So if you really want to hear this villain say the line that he said in that other movie, you can’t let that drive you in terms of finding a moment for that. If you just go looking for that and you spend all this time, you’re going to end up writing some scene that maybe doesn’t even need to be in the movie. You just have to keep focused on telling Peter Parker’s story and then hope that you find opportunities for those moments in there. We were working with a lot of smart and talented people and just poring over these moments, again and again, crafting things and trying to find those moments where we could include that kind of stuff in a way that felt like it was organic. We weren’t just doing it for its own sake.”
In Spider-Man for the first, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from being a Super Hero. When he asks help from Dr. Strange, the stakes become more dangerous, forcing him to discover that what it truly means to be Super Hero. The film will also star Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Zendaya as MJ, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson, Angourie Rice as Betty Brant, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, and J.B. Smoove as Julius Dell. Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina will reprise their roles from previous Spider-Man films.
You can Watch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters.