Spider Man: Homecoming Gives New Life to Marvel’s Peter Parker

Spider Man: Homecoming, an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Peter Parker is the second reboot of the Spider Man film franchise.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film sees Peter Parker trying to balance being the hero Spider Man, with his high school life.

Following a commercially successful run with Andrew Garfield in the title role, this reboot features 20-year-old British actor Tom Holland as the nerdy 15-year-old Peter Parker.

Marvel fans will recognise Holland from his first introduction as Spider Man in the most recent Avengers movie.

The film also stars former Batman star Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalan, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr

Principal photography began on June 20, 2016.

What can fans expect?

Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego, the web slinging Spiderman, as a new threat, the Vulture emerges.

Keaton plays villain Adrian Toomes (Vulture).

Zendaya plays a love interest for Peter Parker, Michelle.

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has said that there are no plans for Marvel Studios to start making R-rated superhero movies, so we can expect that the blockbuster will be PG-13 rated.

Vulture will be the main villain, but he’ll have help from other villains, including The Tinkerer. The inventor will have a bone to pick with Tony Stark and will team up with Toomes. Bookeem Woodbine will be playing the first live-action version of Herman Schultz, also known as Shocker.

Fun Fact: Tom Holland actually enrolled in high school in preparation for the role and pretended to be just a regular student.

Spider Man: Homecoming is set for a July 7, 2017 release.

 

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