A new extra from the Spider-Man: Homecoming home video release features Kevin Smith explaining how the film nailed the source material. While every film featuring Spider-Man has been a financial success, critics and audiences haven’t always been thrilled by the movies. Still, the continual success of Homecoming has proven rebooting the franchise to bring Spidey into the MCU was a smart move. The movie is currently number two in the franchise and just landed the top spot for 2017 superhero films.
While Homecoming has just begun its run in China, things are winding down in the U.S. Luckily, the movie is out now digitally and will soon arrive on Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate, Sony released the first 10 minutes of the movie online. Meanwhile, the studio has been slowly rolling out teases of the various extras that will be on the home video release next month. The first behind-the-scenes featurette showed Tom Holland performing his own stunts as Spidey. Now, the latest clip has comic writer-director Kevin Smith explaining why the movie’s move back to high school was so important.
The Spider-Man Twitter just posted a clip from one of the featurettes that will be available on the Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-ray and DVD. In it, Smith explains why high school is such a pivotal time for the young hero and how it helps younger fans connect to the character.
While each Spider-Man film series has started off in high school, not much attention was paid to the mechanics of the world and the effect it has on Peter’s life. Furthermore, Homecoming also spent considerable time investing in Peter’s friends and school life, adding to the relatability of the youngest superhero in the MCU.
As Smith notes in the video, Peter’s youthful struggle has long been what fans have loved about the character in the comics. And while the hero has aged and moved on in the source material, each reboot of the character has returned him to the setting. Likewise, the upcoming Homecoming sequels will keep Peter firmly in place at school.
At this point, not much is known about the sequel to this year’s film. While we know each film will continue Peter’s school journey, the hero will also face mounting threats as he becomes more recognizable to villains in NYC. Hopefully, however, the MCU will continue to keep Peter grounded as the Spider-Man: Homecoming franchise evolves.
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