Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming has received a brand new IMAX poster ahead of the film's release next week. Jon Watts' upcoming movie marks the second Spider-Man reboot within the past decade -- the last one being Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series, starring Andrew Garfield as the eponymous superhero -- and the first Spidey standalone film to be set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That became possible when Sony Pictures inked a landmark agreement with Marvel Studios over two years ago to share the character.
Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: Civil War last year, and he's now headlining his own movie as the iconic web-slinger in Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming this summer. As the movie's release date nears, the cast and crew have been making the press rounds promoting the superhero flick. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have kicked their own Homecoming marketing campaign into high gear.
In addition to numerous trailers and TV spots flooding the airwaves, in recent weeks, several new promos -- such as Audi's commercial showcasing Peter taking his driver's test, featuring Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove -- and posters have emerged online. Today, IMAX released their own poster for the upcoming film, which takes cues from high school yearbooks -- an appropriate poster considering Homecoming centers on Peter during his high school career. Take a look:
Recent Homecoming posters have caught flak for going overboard with the photoshop as well as for featuring too many characters (and versions of the same characters). Although this latest poster does the same thing, it's arguable that it works much better, considering that it's meant to resemble a collage. Aside from the attention-grabbing images, eagle-eyed viewers may notice Spidey's "web fluid" formula in the top right-hand corner, as well as the world "Queens" at the top left, though the "s" is spelled using the same "s" that many American kids had drawn in their early school years (yet no one knows its origin). Despite the poster being quite busy, the attention to detail for high school culture is authentic, and that's something that will translate well throughout Peter's high school career.
Holland recently revealed that there are plans to produce an entire Spider-Man trilogy within the MCU, all of which will likely take place during Peter's high school years -- something that Marvel Studios has been very adamant about doing. If that's the case, then we should expect to see more posters like the one above in the future. Since the studio is currently focusing on concluding the MCU's first three-phase saga with the upcoming Avengers films, we shouldn't expect to hear about Spidey's future in the MCU for some time.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018