Star Wars: the Force Awakens/ The Rise Of Skywalker director JJ Abrams is about to get his first chance to play with one of Marvel’s biggest heroes, but he won’t be doing it alone. Abrams his writing the new mini-series with his 20-year-old son, Henry Abrams. The series, which is set to hit comic shops in September will also feature artwork by Sara Pichelli and colors by Dave Stewart.
The five-issue story will introduce Cadaverous, a new villain who is causing some hassles for Spider-Man/ Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson.
Here’s what JJ told the New York Times about the new book:
“[Marvel editor] Nick Lowe had been pressing me to do a book with him. A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically. And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and I, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to the collaboration.”
Here’s what Henry had to say about working with his dad:
“I feel like I’ve developed not just as a writer, but someone that can appreciate stories more. Spider-Man is one of those superheroes where the more you read about him, for me at least, the less I understand him. He’s so anti-everything that you’d expect from a hero. I think Stan Lee said something about putting the human in superhuman. That is what we’re trying to do.”