Spider-Man: Homecoming Review
7 Jul 2017
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
As per Tom Holland
In an interview from 2013, while promoting his [then] upcoming film, Nosotros Vivimos Asi – This is How We Live (2011), Tom Holland was asked by a reporter what kind of role he might want to try next. When Holland replied, saying a project with action and humor would be of interest to him, the reporter asked if he would ever like to play a superhero. “Maybe Spider-Man, in ten years time,” answered Holland. “The reboot of the reboot, if they do that.”
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 . . . Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, there were loads of them.”
First live-action “Spider-Man” film where his costume has resizable visors, providing more expressiveness to his appearance (and is in accordance to the comics).
Vincent D’Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin from Daredevil (2015) in this film. Kingpin is a shared villain from both Spider-Man and Daredevil’s rogue gallery and has appeared in many other Spider-Man media.
As per Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton describes Adrian Toomes as a resentful character: “Some people see themselves as victims – he sees himself like that. He has a probably strong argument that he never got a fair shot – a lot of Why not me? Where’s mine?”
Peter’s homemade Spider-Man costume…
is very similar to Ben Reilly’s first Spider-Man costume from the comics: a red jumpsuit with a blue sleeveless hoodie, with the belt and web shooters on the outside of the costume.
Role of Flash Thompson
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.
Screen Tested with other actors
It was rumoured that Tom Holland had screen tested with both Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) before receiving the role.
Once Holland finally got the role, Evans took to twitter to write, “HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved, We’re lucky to have you.”
Similarities with Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Based on what Kevin Feige has said about the film, there are actually quite a few similarities between this film and Ultimate Spider-Man (2012): the film is not an origin story, Peter is in high school, Peter wears the classic Spider-Man costume, the film incorporates new villains, Peter has a non-stop wit as Spider-Man, Peter has awkward interactions with other superheroes, Peter is a street-level hero, and Peter struggles to balance his double life.
Reference to comic debut of Spiderman
Midtown School of Science and Technology’s year of foundation, 1962, is a reference to the comic debut of Spider-Man in the August 1962 issue of Amazing Fantasy.
As Per Tom Holland (on Spiderman reboot)
While speaking with the Daily Beast, Tom Holland says that the new Spider-Man Reboot will be the “biggest independent film ever”. He said: “One of the special things about what we’re going to try and create is that you’re going to see the biggest independent film ever. It’s not going to be an epic thing; it’s going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many because everyone can relate to him, and we’re going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker. And John Hughes is a perfect example of what we’re going to try and do.”
Iconic Web Wings
The first Spider-Man film where Spider-Man has his iconic web wings from the comics.
Appearance in the front of the moon
During the initial encounter, Vulture appears in front of the moon briefly with his wings spread. This is similar to a scene in the 1989 Batman film, with the Batwing flying in front of the moon. In both cases, the person using the “wing” technology is Michael Keaton.
On Tom Holland’s Instagram Account
The weekend before Tom Holland was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos on his Instagram account, where he showed off his backflip skills. Many websites started pointing this out after he was cast, praising him for his spider-like abilities.
Chapter Four of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spidey’s new threads
Kevin Feige has stated that Spidey’s new threads will be based off of the classic version of the costume (think Spider-Man drawn by Steve Ditko)
The Vulture in this film
salvages alien tech and reworks it for his own use. This scavenger nature is similar to how vultures actually live.
Nod to a scene from Comics
The scene in which Peter, through sheer force of will, lifts the machinery pinning him down after the Vulture forces the structure to collapse on him, is a nod to a scene in The Amazing Spider-Man #31-#33 in which he does the very same thing. The panels in the comic are considered by many to be some of the most iconic in Spider-Man’s history.
RT/Meta Critic Review
Clever, funny, and true to the Spider-Man spirit, this take on everyone’s favorite web-slinger is thoroughly entertaining.