An extended cut of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s NBA spots has been released, and it gives more context to Spidey’s encounters with some NBA stars. The next big release for Marvel Studios and Sony is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which marks Spidey’s first solo movie as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his second appearance within this universe after Captain America: Civil War.
Fans of the web-slinger as well as basketball enthusiasts got a fun glimpse at Spider-Man (Tom Holland) running some last-minute errands for Tony Stark’s NBA Finals watch party in four short TV spots released during the game. Now, Sony has released an extended cut that puts together the aforementioned spots adding more context – and more Tony Stark, of course.
At the Avengers tower, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) are double checking all details for their NBA finals party, starting with the guest list, which to Stark’s surprise doesn’t include “the kid” – Peter Parker. Cut to a week later, the night of the party, a nervous Peter runs into Happy Hogan who sends him for snacks for Tim Duncan. And that’s where the fun begins.
With great power comes great responsibility so naturally, Peter puts on the Spider-Man suit and goes for Mr. Duncan’s snacks as fast as possible. After quickly dealing with some thieves, a cameo from Stan Lee, and running into DJ Khaled at the store, Peter finally makes it back to the Avengers tower… only to learn that Mr. Stark is indeed watching the game, but not at the party. And, of course, Peter bumps into MJ – Magic Johnson, that is.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set after the events in Captain America: Civil War and follows high-schooler Peter Parker who, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life in Queens with crime-fighting as his alter ego Spider-Man. His powers will be put to test when a new threat emerges: Vulture (Michael Keaton), a criminal who runs a New York salvaging company and wears a suit with mechanical wings forged from Chitauri technology.
Also starring are Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Jacob Batalon as Peter’s best friend Ned, Zendaya as Michelle, and Donald Glover in a still undisclosed role.
The NBA spots reveal nothing from the plot, but give a few hints at the type of interaction and relationship we will see between Peter and Happy Hogan. Plus, it’s also fun seeing superheroes coming across real-life stars such as Magic Johnson and DJ Khaled. And – of course – Stan Lee’s cameos are always fun to watch.
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