Spider-Man: Homecoming set photos emerged online featuring Tom Holland’s version of Marvel’s friendly neighborhood superhero performing stunts atop a double-decker bus.
After shooting wrapped up last week for the reboot of the popular Marvel web-slinging hero, director Jon Watts has decided to get the cast and crew back together for the usual re-shoots or pickups to be added to the film.
Because of this, some Spider-Man fans were able to witness Holland in action while straddled on top of a bus: a signature Peter Parker move.
But what is more interesting about it is that the scene which is supposedly set up in New York was shot in Germany, hundreds of miles from the actual scenery.
Could it be possible that the Spider-Man reboot’s plot actually included scenes in the country? Let’s decipher this mystery, shall we?
Spider-Man: Homecoming Set Photos
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As shown in the Tweet above, the web-slinging superhero is strapped with security harnesses atop a double-decker bus where he was shot while performing a couple of stunts.
Screen Rant thinks that this scene may actually be set in Germany and not in New York City because of several clues in the Spider-Man set photos.
First, the bus in the scene is white whereas genuine double-deckers in New York are usually painted red.
Another point to ponder about is the rarity of the situation: it is very uncommon for the production to be filmed in a city while portraying a different place.
With that in mind, shooting scenes for Spider-Man: Homecoming in Berlin definitely counts as an oddity.
Based on the images, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man performed stunts without any passenger seen on the bus, which makes it more difficult to decipher what the scene actually is for.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Updates via Social Media
Before these images of Holland atop a double-decker emerged, the latest news about the production of Sony and Marvel’s collaboration in Spider-Man is that the production has already concluded.
Tom Holland himself confirmed that via an Instagram post where he showcased the cast and crew comfortably seated in a shuttle—presumably on their way home.
Another Instagram post by the actor revealed that filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming began in Atlanta, Georgia, and proceeded to Queens, New York City where Peter Parker resides in the comics.
After that, Holland shared another image of him suited up in his Spider-Man costume without the mask with a caption, “First night in queens and it feels like home already #spidermanhomecoming”
Since then, the cast and crew of the Spider-Man reboot continued with their work in the above-mentioned locations without any hitch.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Holland with Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles as Tony Stark and Aunt May, respectively as featured in Captain America: Civil War.
Joining them is Disney Channel actress Zendaya who is rumored to take the role of Peter Parker’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson.
However, doubts about the matter emerged as the 19-year-old singer-actress’ addition to the cast is tainted with racial discrimination.
In fact, there are those who are convinced that Zendaya will actually portray another character from the comics named “Michelle” based on a leaked cast call sheet for the movie which is now earning attention over Reddit.
While the actual photo has been removed from the source Tweet, Redditors were able to decipher that the “Z” listed as cast No. 12 is actually Zendaya and that the “Michelle” character she will be portraying is actually Parker’s roommate Michelle Gonzales who later develops into a love interest in the comics.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated for theatrical release on July 7, 2017.
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