IN MOVIE THEATERS
Friday, July 7, 2017 Nationwide Release
John Francis Daley
Sony Pictures & 1 more
STORYLINES 4 more
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his `debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
official plot version from marvel.com
Action Comic Book Reboot Superhero
TRIVIA & PRODUCTION NOTES
Sony Pictures and Disney owned-Marvel Studios are partnering to bring a new version of the Spider-Man character to life (Hollywood Reporter, 2/10/15). The new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film (likely Captain America: Civil War). Andrew Garfield is not expected to reprise the character. Once the character is re-launched, Sony will release a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017.
As producer Kevin Feige: “Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Collider that the next Spider-Man will be a 15- or 16-year-old Peter Parker. “In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right. Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it,” he said. “We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the [Marvel Cinematic Universe], which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”
Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall, and In the Heart of the Sea, and by a series of complex screen tests.
Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise on July 28, 2017, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger.
Spider-Man will be seen in Captain America: Civil War, hitting theaters on May 6, 2016 (3/20/16).
Deadline.com (4/12/16) reported the following clip shown at Cinecon 2016: “Peter Parker enters his home to find Aunt May with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Stark tells Parker that he has applied for a special grant, and that he has been accepted. This is all news to Parker.”
Tony Revolori (Grand Budapest Hotel) will play a high school nemesis of Peter Parker’s in the film while Laura Harrier’s part is another classmate (Variety, 4/15/16).
Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.