The newest trailer’s out for the next Spider-Man movie, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Several details make this Spidey film (the sixth one since 2002’s “Spider-Man”) different from previous ones. For starters, it’s the first modern one set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means Peter Parker gets to interact in the same New York as the Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. Marvel’s made arrangements with the film rights holders, Sony, to accomplish this. Spidey’s cameo in “Civil War” was one of more well-liked aspects of that movie.
The other big change is there’s a mix of Peter’s traditional elements with a few of those of Miles Morales. Ganke, Miles’ best friend, seems to be a heavy influence on Peter’s best friend here. Peter also seems eager to measure up to the other Marvel heroes, though that’s presumably a follow-up from “Civil War.” Finally, the film features a diverse supporting cast.
I suppose it’s not surprising Hollywood would prefer to use a known Spidey, Peter, over Miles. There’s also Tinseltown’s issues with casting minorities in lead roles. That said, “Homecoming”‘s strength seems to be in its supporting cast, including a person of color as Mary Jane Watson.
The villain in the trailer is the Vulture, one of the earliest Spider-Man foes.
Based on my Twitter feed, the trailer’s getting a positive reaction. Hopefully this film will be entertaining. If nothing else, I figure it can’t be worse than “Spider-Man 3,” or both “Amazing Spider-Man” films. (I mostly only saw “Amazing Spider-Man 2” for Jamie Foxx as Electro.) Although Sony has creative control, hopefully Marvel on board will prevent the problems with Sony’s previous Spidey films.
“Homecoming” opens July 7, 2017. Here’s the “Homecoming” film’s trailer: