Peter Parker shows off his Spidey-hopping skills in the latest image from Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ongoing expansion in Phase 3, which successfully began last year with Captain America: Civil War and later took us to unexplored dimensions in Doctor Strange. The first Marvel Studios film to hit screens this year is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, followed by Homecoming this summer and closing with Thor: Ragnarok in November.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland on the lead as Peter Parker and it’s Spidey’s long-awaited first solo film as part of the MCU – all thanks to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. With two trailers out and the release date approaching, Sony/Marvel isn’t letting up on the marketing push for Homecoming, and has now released another image from the movie.
The new issue of Empire is packed with information on Peter Parker’s return to the big screen, including a new image of Peter leaping into action… but not in Spider-Man’s costume. Here we have Peter being Peter, casually jumping over a fence because he can. After all, he’s Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth Spider-Man movie to date and the first to be part of the MCU. However, producer Eric Hauserman Carroll insists it should not be considered the “sixth Spider-Man movie” per se; as he tells Empire, they are “making the first Peter Parker movie.”
Unlike Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films, Homecoming won’t be an origin story, which is a breath of fresh air for moviegoers – as we won’t have to go through Uncle Ben’s death once more. The story takes place months after the events in Civil War, where Peter Parker, with the help of Tony Stark, tries to balance his teenage life with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man.
Also starring are Michael Keaton as main villain Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle, one of Peter’s classmates; Jacob Batalon as Peter’s best friend, Ned; Marisa Tomei as Aunt May; Donald Glover in a still undisclosed role, and Jon Favreau reprising his role as Stark’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first Spider-Man movie with a lead actor closer to the age of his character, making the high-school theme of the story much more believable. Judging by this image and what one of the producers had to say, we will have a Spidey film way different than the previous films – one with more focus on young Peter, which might help explore the character in greater depth than before.