Spider-Man: Homecoming: Zendaya, Jacob Batalan, Laura Harrier

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Zendaya, Jacob Batalan, and Laura Harrier on making Spidey modern

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Jul 5, 2017, 10:50 PM EDT

When fans finally get a chance to see Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend, they'll be treated to a Peter Parker that is every bit as much a high-schooler as he is a superhero. Helping to bring the hallowed halls of higher learning to life are Peter's pals, Michelle, Ned, and Liz, played by Zendaya, Jacob Batalan, and Laura Harrier, respectively. 

In the video below, we catch up with Peter's high school crew, and find out -- among other amazing Spidey things -- how they each took recognizable characters from the mythos and turned them into someone very different, yet still plenty familiar.

"It was cool that we just got to make everything modern and updated, and still respect these 50 years of iconic comics, but pull from different things and make it feel like now, make it feel like this is a high school in Queens that really exists," says Harrier. Check out below to hear just how they accomplished that.