Comic-Con: First 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Footage Swings Into Hall H
After his debut in this summer's Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland's Spider-Man swung back into action Saturday evening during Marvel's Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con.
Holland and Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts took the stage, with the actor offering the same "Hey, everyone!" introduction that Spider-Man used in Captain America: Civil War to talk about the upcoming reboot for Marvel's wall-crawler. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made a point of crediting Sony's Amy Pascal as being the one responsible for allowing the character to return to Marvel for future big-screen adventures.
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Watts described the pic as "a straight-up high-school movie" that, unlike other Marvel features, offers a ground-level view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The helmer joked that his appearance with Holland prevented them from actually shooting the film, which started production last month, before introducing new footage to the crowd.
Set to Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation," the footage showed the daily life of Peter Parker: secretly making web fluid in high school science class, biting his tongue as girls in gym class share crushes on the Avengers (no one, sadly, likes Spider-Man) and having to get out of class early in order to save the day.
The latest cinematic incarnation of the iconic Marvel character brings the teen hero back to his comic book roots as a high-school loser who finds an outlet for his frustration and anxiety in fighting crime in disguise. One important difference between the newest version of the hero and the classic flavor, however, is the patronage of one Tony Stark, Esq. — Robert Downey Jr. will follow up on the relationship established in Civil War with an appearance in Homecoming.
The film, a co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony's Columbia Pictures, also stars Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton and Donald Glover.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will weave its way into theaters July 7, 2017.
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