This summer will see the formal introduction of Spider-Man into the Marvel cinematic universe. The world got its first taste of the new incarnation of the wall-crawler when Tony Stark recruited Peter Parker to fight against Steve Rogers’ allies in Captain America: Civil War. Now Marvel Comics’ most famous character will be joining a busy year for superhero films, with such anticipated releases as Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with his own solo film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
However, there is an agonizingly long wait until the film’s release this July. So fans will be forced to watch, and rewatch, the various forms of promotion and marketing being made available by Sony/Marvel. These bits of promotion include a trailer that served as the debut for many new characters, such as the Shocker (Bookeem Woodbine) and the Vulture (Michael Keaton); a video that detailed the new improvements and gadgets we can expect to see this summer; and even the trailer remade into 8-bit graphics. The anticipation for the movie has turned into inspiration, as many people have channeled their creativity into all forms of new media and the film is still six months away.
One internet creator, Aldo Jones, is known for taking popular trailers and making them… weird, and he’s back at it again. He has already skewered the Justice League, Batman v Superman, and X-Men: Apocalypse, and now he has targeted Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming as the latest victim in his Weird Trailers series.
The latest video cleverly pokes fun at the legacy of actors that have worn the red and blue tights before. It’s hard to imagine a Spider-Man spoof without seeing Tobey Maguire’s unforgettable dancing from Spider-Man 3 and Jones does not let his audience down. However, the most bittersweet aspect of getting a brand new Peter Parker with Tom Holland is that it put the former Spidey, Andrew Garfield, on the superhero unemployment line. Fortunately, the actor has had a dramatic rebound with an Academy Award-nominated role in last year’s Hacksaw Ridge. In any case, while humorous, it’s certainly a pleasant surprise to see the former Spider-Men in the MCU, even if it’s not exactly real.
Jones has managed to include dozens of Easter eggs and unexpected “cameos” from across the geek world in the video. Which makes the Spider-Man: Homecoming Weird Trailer infinitely re-watchable. While there is nothing that can make time move faster to the movie’s upcoming July release date, Jones has given Spidey fans an amazing distraction as we count down the days until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters.
Source: Aldo Jones
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