Everything You Need to Know About Spider-Man: Homecoming
There's a new Spider-Man on the block, y'all. Marvel and Sony have rebooted the franchise, and while we're getting closer to the release with every passing day, we have yet to get bombarded with posters and teasers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. (Though we do have some!) The movie comes out on July 7, so take a look at everything we know about the movie so far, including intel on Zendaya's character and Michael Keaton's villain!
The First Poster
Classic Spidey. Please note the Avengers Tower in the back.
The First Look
Fans got the first peek at Holland's Spider-Man in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.
The full trailer arrived in December 2016.
The Second Trailer
Released in March, this trailer gives an extended look at Peter Parker's relationship with Tony Stark/Iron Man.
The Significance of the Title
Sony Pictures announced the title of the upcoming film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas in April 2016: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Just what does that mean? There are a few theories, including the idea that the movie may be based on a 1984 comic book issue titled "Homecoming." Then again, it could just be a reference to the fact that Spider-Man is in high school in this installment and that the character has finally been welcomed back into the Marvel fold.
The New Spider-Man
Tom Holland was selected from a huge pool of actors who auditioned for the part, including Asa Butterfield and Nat Wolff. This isn't Holland's first major movie, but he still feels like a fresh face. He appeared in In the Heart of the Sea alongside Chris Hemsworth, and he has a role in the upcoming Charlie Hunnam drama The Lost City of Z.
And now, for the really interesting news: Michael Keaton has signed on to play the villain, which means the actor who was once synonymous with Batman will now be on the dark side. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that Keaton is playing Vulture, aka Adrian Toomes. According to Marvel, Vulture is "former electronics engineer who employs a special harness of his own design that allows him to fly and endows him with enhanced strength."
The Rest of the Cast
Along with Holland and Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei are starring in the reboot. Rumors were swirling that Zendaya would be playing Mary Jane, the object of young Peter Parker's affection, but she has asserted that her character is not romantically linked to Spider-Man.
Jon Watts, who directed Kevin Bacon in 2015's Cop Car, is directing the reboot.
The Release Date
The movie will be out on July 7, 2017.