Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Captain America: Civil War. So if you’ve not seen Marvel’s latest blockbuster, then you shouldn’t read ahead.
Captain America: Civil War brought together more Marvel superheroes than any of the studio’s previous films. But while moviegoers were entranced by the first appearance of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, it was really Tom Holland’s debut as Spider-Man that captivated Marvel fans.
Our first peak of Tom Holland as the superhero came halfway through Captain America: Civil War, when Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark suddenly appeared at Peter Parker and Aunt May’s house in Queens.
— Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) May 13, 2016
But even though the film was only in the house for a brief time, it’s now been revealed by Captain America: Civil War’s production designer Owen Paterson that Peter Parker’s bedroom actually gives us insight into the character’s current plight, explaining that it’s so barren because they’ve just moved into the home after Uncle Ben’s death.
Speaking to Hit Fix, Paterson explained, “The [Russo] brothers wanted something that was very, very ordinary, like a real 16-year-old kid would live in. But they didn’t want to decorate it with posters or anything like that. You kind of got the feeling that he and his aunt hadn’t been there a huge amount of time. I imagine it’s a very temporary space that they’re in.”
It’s already been revealed that Spider-Man’s debut comes six months after the death of Uncle Ben, which means that it comes six months after Peter Parker got his powers.
However, the fact that Aunt May, played by the Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, and Peter Parker have been forced to move following the death of Uncle Ben suggests that not only was it a tragedy that emotionally rocked the family, but it also must have caused a huge upheaval in their financial and living circumstances.
From Owen Paterson’s comments, it’s easy to decipher that following the death of Uncle Ben, Aunt May was forced to move her nephew from their family home to a small, cheaper abode.
The addition of Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was seen as a major coup when the studio announced they’d worked out a deal with Sony for him to join their already impressive roster.
And the reviews for Captain America: Civil War, which have been so stellar that it currently has a rating of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, have made sure to highlight just how impressive Tom Holland’s debut as Peter Parker was.
Because of this, excitement is rife ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will finally be released into cinemas on July 7, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming was written by Horrible Bosses and Vacation’s John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, while Cop Car’s Jon Watts has also signed on to direct the blockbuster.
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) May 20, 2016
Kevin Feige has previously insisted that Homecoming won’t actually provide us with another origin story for Spider-Man and Peter Parker, which is something that both Sam Raimi and Marc Webb oversaw with Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man. Instead, it would serve as a reboot.
Tom Holland has signed a three-picture deal to portray Spider-Man, which doesn’t include his debut in Captain America: Civil War. Homecoming will also star Tomei, Zendaya — who won’t play a lead character or a love interest for Peter Parker but will appear in future Marvel films — and it’s currently been heavily speculated that Michael Keaton will appear as a villain. Robert Downey Jr. will return as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
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