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Spider-Man: Homecoming
Directed by: Jon Watts
Produced by: Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal

Written by:

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

Starring:

Tom Holland
Michael Keaton
Jon Favreau
Zendaya
Donald Glover
Tyne Daly
Marisa Tomei
Robert Downey Jr.

Rating:

PG-13

Running time:

2 hours and 13 minutes

Music by:

Michael Giacchino

Edited by:

Dan Lebental and Debbie Berman

Released by:

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures

Release date:

July 7th, 2017

Previous installment(s):

N/A

Next installment(s):

Untitled 2019 Homecoming sequel

Budget:

$175 million

Box office:

TBA

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the MCU Spider-Man film reboot released on July 7th, 2017 in 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D.

The film has Marvel Studios producing and have complete creative control over the movie while Sony Pictures continues to own, finance and distribute the movie.

Official plot synopsis

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Plot

  • TBA

Cast

  • Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
  • Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture
  • Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones
  • Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
  • Laura Harrier as Liz Allan
  • Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson
  • Logan Marshall-Green as Shocker #1
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Shocker #2
  • Marisa Tomei as May Parker
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan 
  • Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason / Tinkerer
  • Donald Glover as Aaron Davis
  • Garcelle Beauvais as Doris Toomes
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts 
  • Chris Evans as Captain America 
  • Kerry Condon as F.R.I.D.A.Y.
  • Michael Mando as Mac Gargan
  • Michael Barbieri as one of Parker's friends
  • Hannibal Buress as Couch Wilson
  • Tyne Daly as Anne Marie Hoag
  • Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
  • Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington 
  • Selenis Leyva as Ms. Warren
  • Tunde Adebimpe as Mr. Cobbwell
  • Isabella Amara as Sally
  • Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Jason Ionello
  • J. J. Totah as Seymour
  • Abraham Attah as Abraham
  • Tiffany Espensen as Cindy
  • Michael Barbieri as Charles
  • Ethan Dizon as Tiny
  • Martha Kelly appears in the film as a tour guide
  • Stan Lee as Gary
  • Kenneth Choi as Parker's high school principal
  • Tyne Daly, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., J. J. Totah, Selenis Leyva, Abraham Attah, Michael Mando, Garcelle Beauvais, Tiffany Espensen, Angourie Rice, Martha Kelly, and Jona Xiao are cast in unspecified roles.

Debunked rumors

Plot

  • OSCORP will have a clear presence in the film.
  • The plot of the film could take Spider-Man to the Savage Land.

Character rumors

  • Miles Morales will be the title character.
  • Andrew Garfield will return as Peter Parker (Spider-Man).
  • Norman Osborn could be in the film, and may be played by Matthew McConaughey.
  • Wilson Fisk as Kingpin could appear in the film, as Vincent D'Onofrio would reprise his role from the hit Netflix series.


Supporting Character Rumors

  • In April 2016, Feige confirmed that characters from previous MCU properties can and will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming. He did not say who.
    • Captain America could appear in the film.
    • In mid-April 2016, the sub-title of the movie "Homecoming" perhaps points to Iron Man, Captain America or both appearing in the movie, since in ASM #252 the arc "Homecoming!" featured both of those heroes.
  • Matt Murdock as Daredevil could appear in the film, as Charlie Cox would his role from the hit Netflix series.
    • In late April 2015, Charlie Cox revealed that Marvel films are a part of his contract he signed and is contractually obligated to appear in a Marvel film, if told so.
  • In late May 2016, rumors came about that Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin character could appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
    • On Twitter, Vincent said "I love all this action about me doing #SpiderMan Tell Marvel!" however he also went on to say "Sorry folks but this is news to me. It would be great but I don't think it will happen."
    • In an interview with IGN, Vincent said he would love to and quote "To be able to kick Spider-Man's butt, would be awesome." and "Yeah! I would do it in a second."
  • Sandman or Mysterio could appear in the film as villains.
  • In late May 2015, rumors came that Marvel was courting Matthew to be Norman Osborn.
    • In mid-May 2015, Matthew confirmed that he was reading over various Marvel and DC scripts to see what was right for him, should he take any role.
  • Mary Jane Watson could be in the film, and Shailene Woodley is interested in the role.
    • In March 2015, Shailene was asked in an interview would she play Mary Jane in the new film and replied "Heck yeah!".
  • J. Jonah Jameson could cameo in the film and may be played by J.K. Simmons.
    • In January 2015, when asked if Simmons would return to the role of JJ in the MCU if asked, he said "Absolutely.".
    • In March 2016, when a petition was launched to get J.K. Simmons to play the role of J. Jonah Jameson again, he said "That petition does not come from anybody that is in a position to actually do anything about it" but followed up with "Listen, doing those movies with Sam [Raimi] was one of the great joys of my career, and you know, it was as super fun character. So I'll never close the door on anything.".

Title Rumors

  • After the film was announced, rumors came that the film could be called The Spectacular Spider-Man.
  • After the deal went through to put Spider-Man in MCU, the Amazing Spider-Man facebook page changed their name to Spider-Man, leading many to believe that the film just simply be called Spider-Man.
  • In late April 2015, rumors came that the film could be called Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
  • In early April 2016, rumors came that the film could be called Spider-Man: Homecoming.
    • Not long after, other titles were registered with Sony as domain names for possible websites and or possible titles for the movies. Those titles included Spider-Man: Coming of Age, Spider-Man: Greatness Awaits and Spider-Man: Suspended.

Production rumors

  • Drew Goddard, Adam McKay, Jonathan Levine, Ted Melfi, Jason Moore, John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein and Jared Hess were all rumored to direct the film.
    • On June 23rd, 2015, Jon Watts was named the director of the film, along with Tom Holland's casting as Peter Parker.
  • Anthony and Joe Russo will produce the film.

Rating

  • TBA

Reception

Rotten Tomatoes reports a 93% rating based on 210 reviews, the highest of any Spider-Man film to date. With an average rating of 7.6/10. RT reads, "Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building."  Fans polled by CinemaScore gave the movie a grade of "A" based on an scale of A+ to F. Metacritic, gave a score of 73 out of 100, based on 51 critics.

Box Office

  • TBA

Home Media

  • TBA

Untitled Sequel

  • In December 2016, after the positive reaction to the first trailer, Marvel announced a sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5th, 2019, which will start Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    •  In June 2017, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal said they were both keen on having director Jon Watts return to direct the sequel, which is may start filming in April or May 2018.

Notes

  • On January 20th, 2016, Sony officially announced that the release date for the 2017 Spider-Man reboot film was moved up from July 28th, 2017 to July 7th, 2016, three weeks earlier from the first release date.

Trivia

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the fourth installment of Phase Three.
  • The title Spider-Man: Homecoming could be possibly be referencing the 1984 Amazing Spider-Man comic #252 which featured appearances from both Iron Man and Captain America.
  • In April 2015, Kevin Feige revealed that Marvel Studios had been working to seal a deal to bring Spider-Man to the MCU since October 2014, when they announced their full slate of Phase Three films, as he said, "Marvel doesn't announce anything officially until it's set in stone. So we went forward with that Plan A in October, with the Plan B being, if the deal were to happen with Sony, how it would all shift. We've been thinking about the Spider-Man film as long as we've been thinking about Phase Three."
  • In June 2015, Kevin Feige revealed that the current deal with Sony does not allow the MCU version of Spider-Man to appear in any of the MCU television series, such as Agents of SHIELD or Daredevil with Kevin saying it was "very specific... with a certain amount of back and forth allowed."
  • Tom Holland said he nearly cried reading the early reviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming. “I have been on Twitter and it’s been blowing my mind. I woke up this morning and nearly cried. I genuinely nearly had tears falling down my face. You’re on set for 15 hours a day in that suit and it’s hard work. It really is hard. It’s long, its tough – people do a lot harder jobs – but, that said, I put my heart and soul in this movie, and to see that people are enjoying it is so amazing to me.”
  • Tom Holland said he found about his casting for Spider-Man like everyone else did. Holland said "I'd worked so hard and it'd been a month since I'd heard anything so I thought, 'Well, I haven't gotten it.' Then one day I'm scrolling through Instagram and Marvel posted this thing about finding out who the next Spider-Man is by going to their website. I thought, what? So I went on the site and it said my name. I freaked out. Everyone in my house was screaming. My poor dog was terrified."
  • Marvel Studios also made a choice to not include or reference any characters who had appeared in previous Spider-Man movie outside Peter and May Parker, Flash Thompson and The Daily Bugle. On the DB's exclusion, co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll said, "We toyed with it for a while, but again, we didn’t want to go down that road right away, and if we do do a Daily Bugle, we want to do it in a way that feels contemporary."

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