If you watched Spider-Man: Homecoming last weekend chances are you may have noticed some very significant differences to the character. Sure Uncle Ben wasn’t there, Peter (Tom Holland) didn’t make the suit himself, and a diverse cast played characters that were portrayed as Caucasian in the comics.
But one of the most notable things that went under the radar was Spider-Man’s lack of a tingling Spider Sense. So for those who haven’t seen the film yet, there will be spoilers following the jump. You have been warned.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley & Jon Watts & Christopher Ford & Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Directed by Jon Watts
Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Release date: July 7, 2017
The general consensus amongst critics and die-hard comic book movie fans alike is that no matter how great the MCU films get, the pinnacle of the genre was achieved back in the early 2000s with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). Interestingly enough, two of the dirt worst superhero movies since then also featured the webslinger: Raimi’s awful Spider-Man 3 in 2007, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, which killed the rebooted franchise before it could even make the planned Sinister Six film it spent 2 hours setting up. Marvel Studios and Sony were able to come to an agreement since that debacle, which led to the best Spidey on screen in 12 years with Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year. A year later, Sony & Marvel again united to bring us Spider-Man: Homecoming, and maybe because I’m writing this an hour after seeing it, without time to properly marinate”¦ but Homecoming is the best standalone Spider-Man movie since”¦ ever.
We’re just a little over a week from the launch of the first movie in Sony Pictures’ latest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, this time with a little help from Marvel.
To help promote the movie a fun little prank was set up, as is quite the popular viral marketing technique these days. For this one, customers at a Starbucks in New York City are first confused when the barista calls out Spider-Man’s name for an order, and then surprised when Spidey himself drops down from the ceiling to pick it up. There’s even a cameo from a familiar face.
For nearly a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed without one of its biggest heroes, Spider-Man. However, the Webslinger (Tom Holland) finally made an appearance when swung into Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s ready to venture off in his own standalone film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
And just to be sure that you are ready, Marvel has dropped a 22-minute special called “A Fan’s Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In it, Holland and his co-star Zendaya take us through Spider-Man’s evolution within the MCU and the new adventures he will go on in his own film. Check it out below.
In the two film franchises that Spider-Man has been in, never has his suit been as technologically advanced as the one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though we didn’t see much of those advancements in Captain America: Civil War, it was a definite upgrade when compared to the homemade Spidey suit and goggles.
But Spider-Man: Homecoming will put all of the tech that Iron Man put into the suit on full display. And based on the new trailer, not only are there about 500 different ways to websling but there are also other tools that are at the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’s disposal. Check out the latest trailer for the film below.