After his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man fans are itching to see more of the character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thankfully, in less than a year he will be back on the big screen, this time leading his own movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. This will make him the focus of the story, and will follow Peter’s daily struggles between being a normal teenager, and a superhero who has now become more well-known.
Footage from Comic-Con described Peter watching Spidey in action against the other Avengers from Civil War, so his popularity has likely gone through the roof since joining the fight. As filming continues in Atlanta, new photos have been revealed showing Spidey swinging from a helicopter, and maybe taking selfies.
Just Jared Jr. have posted the new photos from set, showing stunt doubles for Spider-Man and an unknown female role hanging from a helicopter as they swing through the streets of Atlanta, which will become New York. While the final product in Homecoming will most likely have them swinging through the city with Spider-Man’s webbing and not the helicopter, this will give fans some insight into how they are making this scene work.
New SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING set pictures ! pic.twitter.com/6LlvPzbNpl— Best of Marvel (@thebestofmarvel) September 19, 2016
It appears that this is the scene that Director Jon Watts teased recently, but instead of the helicopter being used for a fight, it is being used as a way for Spidey to do some good. The biggest question mark that will surely come from these photos is who the girl is that he has seemingly rescued. She could easily just be another person that he saves throughout the movie, but her clothes point to her being rescued from a rather nice event. Could this be Spidey saving someone from an attack on the Homecoming dance?
It is unclear who she is exactly, but the red hair is sure to raise some eyebrows among fans. The most famous redhead in Spider-Man’s life appears to have already been cast, but the “twist” that appears to be incorporated has led some to still question whether or not Zendaya is Mary Jane after all. Is this actually the first look at the real Mary Jane, or Zendaya’s stunt double?
Regardless of who exactly Spider-Man is holding in the scene, it is great to see the film going for such a realistic approach to these scenes. It would have been much easier to simply have the actors (or stunt performers) swing from a rope surrounded by green screen, but instead they are actually swinging through the air. Fans can only hope that the film is taking a similar approach to all action scene scenes and not relying too heavily on VFX.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Just Jared Jr.