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Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017] (2 discs)

Director:Jon Watts
Writer:Chris McKenna
Christopher Ford
Erik Sommers
John Francis Daley
Jon Watts
Jonathan Goldstein
Composer:Michael Giacchino
Length:133 minutes
(2 hours 13 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:92%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Reaction: Excellent! Tom Holland does a great job portraying both halves of the Spider-Man persona: the shy, insecure, clumsy Peter Parker; the sarcastic, wise mouthed Spider-Man. And Keaton is nearly pitch-perfect in his portrayal of Toomes.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Jon Watts => Director / Writer
Chris McKenna => Writer
Christopher Ford => Writer
Erik Sommers => Writer
John Francis Daley => Writer
Jonathan Goldstein => Writer
Michael Giacchino => Composer
Abraham Attah => Abe
Angourie Rice => Betty
Bokeem Woodbine => Herman Schultz / Shocker #2
Chris Evans => Steve Rogers / Captain America
Donald Glover => Aaron Davis
Garcelle Beauvais => Doris Toomes
Gwyneth Paltrow => Pepper Potts
Hannibal Buress => Coach Wilson
Jacob Batalon => Ned
Jennifer Connelly => Karen / Suit Lady  (voice)
Jon Favreau => Happy Hogan
Kenneth Choi => Principal Morita
Kerry Condon => Friday  (voice)
Kirk R. Thatcher => Punk on Street (as Kirk Thatcher)
Laura Harrier => Liz
Logan Marshall-Green => Jackson Brice / Shocker #1
Marisa Tomei => May Parker
Martin Starr => Mr. Harrington
Michael Chernus => Phineas Mason / The Tinkerer
Michael Keaton => Adrian Toomes / Vulture
Robert Downey Jr. => Tony Stark / Iron Man
Stan Lee => Gary
Tom Holland => Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Tony Revolori => Flash
Tyne Daly => Anne Marie Hoag
Zendaya => Michelle

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Nick Fury was originally going to be Peter's mentor in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role, but they went with Tony Stark instead.
  • It's been observed that the previous Sony Pictures incarnations of the Spider-Man had little of the character's thought soliloquies from the comics, which robbed him of his introspective nature, because it was considered difficult to convincingly convey that kind of speech in the film medium. The Karen digital assistant character in Spider-Man's first suit from Tony Stark, solves that problem by giving Peter someone to talk to while in costume. Furthermore, the costume's adjustable eyepieces help give the Spider-Man's full face mask a degree of expressiveness to avoid the need to have him continually unmask for important scenes, thus reestablishing the character's visual universality.
  • The cast had to watch a John Hughes movie marathon to prepare. Spider-Man: Homecoming is first and foremost a coming-of-age tale, so Watts turned to the master of such stories: John Hughes. "He gave us a lot of movies to watch," Holland said during an interview with PopSugar UK. "God there's so many movies, and we basically just all sat down in my house in Atlanta, all the cast, and we just watched them all in one day and just had like a Dominos day. It was amazing, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, there were loads of them."
  • Kenneth Choi (Principal Morita) also played the Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger. In the Principal's office, you can see photos of the Howling Commando, which hints that they are related, and he is his grandson.
  • Vincent D'Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin from [Daredevil]. Kingpin is a shared villain from Spider-Man and Daredevil's rogue's gallery, and has appeared in many other Spider-Man media.
  • Jennifer Connelly voices the Spider-Man computer Karen. Her husband Paul Bettany had voiced the Iron Man computer J.A.R.V.I.S. She was also cast because of her appearance in the John Hughes produced Career Opportunities. "Homecoming" pays homage to Hughes' high school films, and casting Connelly was done as a tribute to his career. Connelly was also previously cast as Elizabeth "Betty" Ross in Hulk.
  • Donald Glover (Aaron Davis) has voiced the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
  • Director Jon Watts has revealed that Peter Parker will be aged around fifteen years old at the time of the film. Tom Holland was around age nineteen to twenty at the time of filming. He is, in fact, the youngest actor (at nineteen) to be cast as Peter Parker. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, were twenty-five and twenty-six, respectively, when they were cast.
  • Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain "The Prowler", whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man.
  • The Vulture is the fourth member of the original Sinister Six gang to appear in a Spider-Man film. Members who have previously appeared are Doctor Octopus (in Spider-Man 2), Sandman (in Spider-Man 3), and Electro (in The Amazing Spider-Man 2). So far, only Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter have not appeared in live-action. In fact, Vulture, Doc Ock, Mysterio and Kraven were meant to appear in SONY'S Amazing Spider-Man saga before its cancellation.
  • J.K. Simmons had previously expressed interest in returning to the role of J. Jonah Jameson (the role that he played in the Sam Raimi trilogy, and also voiced the character in Ultimate Spider-Man). However, once he was cast as Comissioner Gordon in Justice League, all discussion of this happening ceased.
  • While Happy is overseeing loading the plane with objects from the Avengers Tower, he references Thor's belt, but is unable to pronounce it's name "Meg-... Meg-... Thor's magic belt!". The real name for the belt is Megingjörð.
  • When the film was announced, several actors were rumored and expressed interest in taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were key figures, but also rumored were Daniel Radcliffe, Freddie Highmore, [?] Alfred Enoch, Donald Glover, Josh Hutcherson, and [?] Grant Gustin. [?] Freddy Highmore admitted he would "love to be considered".
  • Matthew McConaughey expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn, a.k.a. The Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
  • Alfred Molina expressed interest in reprising his role as Dr. Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus in another Spider-Man sequel.
  • Michael Keaton said the only research he did for his role as the Vulture was talking with his friend's two daughters who knew the character from the comics.
  • Even before Disney and Marvel Studios had worked with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a popular fan theory about Iron Man 2 (2010), was that Peter Parker was the little boy in an Iron Man mask, who stands up to a killer robot, and is saved by Tony Stark. Tom Holland loved this idea so much, that he asked [?] Kevin Feige for permission to confirm this idea as official, and Fiege agreed.
  • For this film, lots of actors had been discussed online to play the part of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Some rumored, some talked about, some for real, the list includes: Logan Lerman, Dylan O'Brien, [?] Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Freddie Highmore, [?] Grant Gustin, Donald Glover, Zac Efron, [?] Zayn Malik, [?] Drake Bell, [?] Nolan Gould, [?] Mateus Ward, [?] Vincent Martella, Nick Robinson, [?] Sam Strike, Nat Wolff, [?] Liam James, [?] William Brent, Asa Butterfield, [?] Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Radcliffe, [?] Jack O'Connell, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Eddie Redmayne, Tyrel Jackson Williams, [?] Matt Lintz, [?] Judah Lewis, [?] Charlie Plummer, [?] Charlie Rowe, [?] Ivan Escott, and, of course, Tom Holland.
  • Mark Hamill wanted to play Vulture if Michael Keaton turned the part down.
  • In the comics, Flash Thompson was a burly football player. This was updated to make him a wealthy smug character to fit modern portrayals of bullies.
  • Tony Revolori received death threats for playing the role of bully Flash Thompson.
  • [?] Jane Levy and Kaya Scodelario were considered for roles as Peter's love interest.
  • [?] Maxim Knight was considered for the role of Peter Parker.
  • Asa Butterfield had been considered for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War but was deemed too tall for the role.
  • Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared as characters in different Batman franchises. James Gordon and Bruce Wayne/Batman, respectively.
  • The first live-action Spider-Man film where Aunt May discovers Peter's true identity as Spider-Man. [?] Kevin Feige said that the decision to have Aunt May discovering Peter's secret as Spider-man was inspired by a crucial exchange between both of them in Spider-man 2 that he felt it should have been included. During test screenings, it drew the biggest laugh. It was based on J. Michael Straczynski 's [Amazing Spider-Man] (Vol. 2) {No. 35}. Director Jon Watts felt that the scene is a homage to the final scene in the first Iron Man film; by doing so allowing them to do more never-before-seen things on screen in subsequent movies. When Marisa Tomei saw that line in the script, she also agreed to having that moment reasoning that it allowed her character to develop in more areas in subsequent installments instead of being pigeonholed.