Like that guy from your hometown who got arrested for supplying alcohol to minors, Spider-Man is yet again headed back to high school, even though we all remember him graduating back in, like, 2002. This time, though? He's going to have the best high school time ever! Because this time he's taking his cues from the master of memorable high school coming-of-age stories, John Hughes.
Speaking on the new Spider-Man reboot, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently told BirthMoviesDeadh, "It's the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. Just as we hadn't seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time [re: Ant-Man], we haven't seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie - only John Hughes could - but we're inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven't done before excites us."
But does that mean nerdy Peter Parker is Cameron, and his quick-witted superhero alter-ego is Ferris Bueller, fulfilling the long-theorized idea that they're the same person anyway? Or is the villain Kraven the Hunter actually Ferris, since he already owns an animal-print vest?
Tough call. The Spider-Man/Hughes universe just gets so complicated once you get past the obvious Duckie Octopus.