Director Jon Watts has commented on what some call as too spoiler-y Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers, assuring fans that there is so much more in the film that what we have not seen in the promotional teasers. The upcoming Sony and Marvel collaborative project is Tom Holland's first solo vehicle as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following his debut in Captain America: Civil War.
Homecoming is swinging its way into theaters in a couple of days backed with a lot of positive word of mouth and an impressive financial tracking of $100 million on its opening weekend domestically. But not everything has been smooth sailing for the project. It had a few missteps in terms of its publicity materials - from its lambasted ensemble poster that has since then become the laughing stock of the internet to some of its trailers dubbed to have revealed too much in terms of its story.
Now, in a new interview with Den of Geek! while doing the press rounds for Homecoming, Watts addressed the backlash by teasing that the film still has a lot left in terms of narrative for fans to enjoy at the cinemas:
"Well, if it was up to me, I wouldn’t have revealed anything. Ever. Like, I wish my movie could be just, only, a series of complete surprises. But I can say that there’s still a lot more to be revealed than what’s in the trailers. You know, we’ve made a pretty dense movie. A lot happens. So, yeah, there’s more to it than just what you see in the trailers, for sure."
Early reviews for the film have been positive with its Rotten Tomato score now certified fresh. The cast's performance, particularly Holland's and Michael Keaton as the film's main villain, Vulture, have been cited and its tone and humor are also said to be on-point. But some critics seemingly always refer to an unexpected turn of events on the movie's third act that completely up the ante of Homecoming. This could possibly what Watts has been talking about when he confidently said that there is still a lot of surprises in store in the movie. And whatever it is, it sounds that its secrecy has been maintained well to knock people's socks off.
Regardless of the slight stumble that Homecoming experienced with its promotional, it is no denying that it still a force to reckon with in terms of box office numbers. The amount anticipation for Holland's standalone has been building up since he first made an impression in his introductory gig in Captain America: Civil War. Further, Marvel's fresh take on the character with its youthful vibe and decision to skip his origins story gives Homecoming the opportunity to tread a different story path for the character - one that feels familiar but still unpredictable.
Following his stint in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is set to join the rest of the MCU heroes in their fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War and again, on a new adventure in the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4. After the two massive ensemble films, he will usher us into Marvel's Phase 4 with Homecoming 2 which Watts will likely helm once again.
Source: Den of Geek!
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018