News about the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film, which will be a new stand-alone film for the Marvel webslinger, has been shrouded in mystery, with many details held away from the public with the secrecy reserved for government files. Still, some Spider-Man details have emerged, leading to what might be deemed reasonable assumptions about the rest of the plot for Homecoming. One of those spoilers has to do with the story arc for the hero of Spider-Man: Homecoming and his journey outside of the New York City boundaries.
Will Spider-Man: Homecoming Commit To A Grander Scope?
New set photos leaked to the media have revealed that Tom Holland has been spotted on set, filming scenes in which Spider-Man is live in action in the nation’s capitol. In one scene, Spider-Man shares a scene with a bus load of children on their way to tour the White House in Washington, D.C. There’s no word on whether the bus runs into danger, but, as Spider-Man is in the scene, we can safely assume some danger comes to that school bus.
Another scene places Holland in a scene that involves a construction site. Spider-Man is scene running alongside a cement truck on the site, ultimately jumping on top of the truck. Sources revealing the pictures add that Tom Holland himself filmed the scenes and a stunt double in a Spider-Man suit was not used.
While previous incarnations have placed Peter Parker and his Spider-Man alter ego strictly in the Big Apple, Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to be taking the character away from his familiar stomping grounds and placing him in new territory. In addition to not rehashing the Spider-Man origin story, this use of a new locale may be an effort to reinvigorate the Spider-Man character with new adventures and new characters.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Embraces Diversity With Three New Additions To Its Cast
Marvel has embraced cultural diversity in all of its more recent films, but that may be truer of Spider-Man: Homecoming than for any previous film and three new recent additions prove that the studio’s efforts to continue its trend for diversity is getting that much more inclusive. While their roles inSpider-Man: Homecoming are not known at this time, it has been revealed that actresses Garcelle Beauvais, Tiffany Espensen, and Tyne Daly have all been cast in the film.
So what is Spider-Man: Homecoming about? Knowing the film’s plot might give us some idea about how these new actresses, as well as previously cast stars, will fit into the film, but unfortunately, the plot is a carefully guarded secret. Director Jon Watts talks about Spider-Man: Homecoming as a high school film typical of the John Hughes films of the 80s, suggesting there may be as much comic relief and teen angst as there is action.
Even the casting holds few clues to what might be expected from this new Spider-Man film. We know that Tom Holland will be returning in the starring role and that Marisa Tomei will play Parker’s Aunt May. It’s also been revealed that Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Tony Stark.
Zendaya has been cast as one of Peter’s classmates, a girl named Michelle. Other classmates and high school faculty members are to be played by Laurra Harrier, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr, and Abraham Attah.
Michael Keaton will be the Spider-Man: Homecoming big bad villain with suspicions and rumors heavily suggesting Keaton will play Vulture. In addition to battling Vulture, it has been revealed that Spidey will come up against two unnamed secondary villains to be played by Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) and Bokeem Woodbine (FX’s Fargo).
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for a July 7, 2017 theatrical release.
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