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Spider-Man: Homecoming Has A Ferris Bueller's Day Off-Inspired Scene

Jon Watts takes a page out of John Hughes' book, drawing inspiration from Ferris Bueller's Day Off for the upcoming superhero flick, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In an exclusive still recently unveiled by Empire, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is seen sneaking (or, more accurately, leaping) out of school likely to save an innocent citizen's life. While it certainly appears Watts' film will highlight the web-slinging vigilante's youthful antics, the picture actually links to a larger teen scene, one that's inspired by the classic '80s film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Speaking with CinemaBlend during a set visit, Homecoming co-producer Eric Carroll revealed that there's a sequence in the film that pays homage to Ferris Bueller's high-stakes race to get home.

"[The characters] go through this great Ferris Bueller-inspired chase through this neighborhood, where these guys from the Shocker, they got in one good clock. Spider-Man was not expecting that," Carroll said. "So they get a jump on him, they tear off, and Spider-Man gives [into the] chase. It's a lot of fun. He's running through people's backyards, he's encountering friendly dogs, things like that. We think it's going to be one of the signature sequences in the film."

Fans have already pegged Holland as a charming and slightly rascally Peter Parker, one who's a bit more grounded than past Spideys Tobey Maguire (the original trilogy) and Andrew Garfield (the Amazing Spider-Man installments). After all, he truly is just a teenager trying to make sense of his newfound powers and turn his homework in on time. Giving a nod to one of the most beloved teen comedies of all time is a smart move on the filmmakers' behalf, and may be the standout element that tips Homecoming into greatness.

In the past, Holland himself commented on the freshness of the new Spider-Man iteration. Holland stated that previous Marvel films have focused on the all-powerful heroes, but Spider-Man: Homecoming will really zero in on the boy behind the mask—truancy and Ferris Bueller-like backyard break-ins included. "We've seen the billionaire. We've seen the god. We've seen the soldier," Holland said, referring to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Captain America (Chris Evans). "Now we get to see the kid."

Fans can see Spider-Man: Homecoming blend a bit of Ferris Bueller into the mix when the film releases on July 7. Until then, find out the worst things that've ever happened to Spider-Man (and cross your fingers that they don't come true in Homecoming).