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Marvel Says the New Spider-Man Will Be a ‘John Hughes Movie,’ So We Imagined Just What That Would Look Like

A really volcanic ensemble! Photo: Columbia Pictures Industries/Sony Pictures Entertainment

If The Avengers was a sports movie, and The Winter Soldier was a ‘70s conspiracy film, then what will the new Spider-Man be? According to Marvel’s Kevin Feige, the answer is: a John Hughes movie. “It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters that are interesting,” Feige told reporters at the Ant-Man junket this weekend. “We haven’t seen a John Hughes[–style] movie in a long time … we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.” But what would a John Hughes superhero movie look like? Let us present Pretty in Red and Blue, the story of a young kid from the wrong side of the 7-train tracks who longs to fit in with the cool kids. His efforts seem hopeless, until a chance encounter with a radioactive spider helps him learn to believe in himself. All he’s gotta do is try a little web-derness!

The New Spider-Man Will Be a ‘John Hughes Movie’