Robert Downey Jr. has recently said that the first solo outing of Spider-man in the MCU reminds him of the first Iron Man. This may be good news for the movie because the first Iron Man is considered not just the best of the Iron Man of the series but also one of the best movies in the MCU. While there are a ton of strong MCU movies, one thing that is certain is that they don’t stand as well on their own. Another thing is that outside of Iron Man a lot of the movies in the MCU were rather lacking. Shining examples of good movies in the MCU are Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, and the Avenger movies.
Spider-Man Homecoming is looking to be a really promising movie. Probably the best Spider-Man movie since the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. The interesting twist in this version of Spider-Man is that Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is going to be Peter Parker’s mentor. It is interesting what they are going to do to explain what happened to his uncle, Ben Parker. Given that Peter Parker is currently in high school (like in the comic book versions), this is going to play out in an interesting way. Maybe Tony Stark is going to be the de-facto Ben Parker in this series.
It is nice to see that some iconic characters in the Marvel universe are making appearances. They couldn’t include Spider-man right away because that character’s rights were given to Sony. However, they have worked something out so that the character can appear. Also, some fans are wondering if the X-Men are going to be able to join the MCU.
Enough already, Spider-Man. You had your day in the sun, in a time before comic book superhero movies came out every other week. In a genre that has now become more watered down than Aquaman’s whiskey, another Spider-Man movie coming so soon after the abysmal Amazing Spider-Man 2 just proves how creatively bankrupt Hollywood has become.
Spider-Man has once again been recast, this time with the relatively unknown Tom Holland in the role. I know Spider-Man is supposed to be a teenager, but the only way I would personally be interested in another Spider-Man movie is if they got really creative with the casting. I’m talking Nicholas Cage as a middle aged, out of shape, past his prime Spider-Man. Tell me you wouldn’t pay eleven dollars to see that! Or at the very least, Marvel could have nailed the casting with the realistic choice of Donald Glover as Spider-Man. Even though this new installment is getting some outside help from Tony Stark and Michael Keaton, I just can’t get excited about another fresh faced Peter Parker cracking wise.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will probably make a ton of money at the box office. After all, it is a Marvel movie, and has a built in audience of millions who will flock to the box office on opening weekend. Hollywood will continue to churn these movies out, and fans of something unique will have to continue reading the comic books to find what they are looking for.
The film Spider-Man Homecoming is expected to enter production in the Atlanta, Georgia area sometime during June or July of this year. The producers have not revealed details about the plot yet, but the film reportedly will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker, a teenaged Spider-Man. It draws heavily upon Marvel Comic Book characters.
Robert Downey, Jr. has agreed to reprise his role as Iron Man and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May, another major characters in the film. Earlier this week news reports confirmed that 14-year old actor Michale Barbieri will appear in the film in a role based on a comic book character. Zendaya will portray one of Spiderman’s classmates in the movie. Actor Michael Keaton may play the arch villain, The Vulture. Tony Revolori will also appear in the film.
Announcements indicated that Spider-Man: Homecoming will go into release sometime in 2017. A Georgia television station announced during May of this year that the production company will film many of the scenes in the film in the metro Atlanta area this summer. Several other film productions have already begun filming in Georgia.
The newest cast member, Michale Barbieri is presently still filming another Sony Pictures production, The Dark Tower, a horror film slated for release in 2017. Nikolaj Arcel directed that film, which stars Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.