Considering Tom Holland’s age (20), it’s fair to assume that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and its follow-ups will center on a young Peter Parker — or, at least, age the character as Holland grows up with the role. Holland echoed this sentiment in a recent interview in which he suggests that the film series will take the “Harry Potter” approach, focusing on one year of Parker’s schooling per film.
Speaking to MTV News (via ScreenRant), Holland said, “I think the Harry Potter movies are a perfect example, they worked so well. I’m such a huge fan, as are billions of people, so why not follow that perfect formula? And I think we can do something really exciting with that.”
A team-up between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is the first cinematic outing featuring the web-slinger since Andrew Garfield’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The film marks the wall-crawler’s first solo movie as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is also occupied by fellow Marvel heroes such as the Avengers, Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Holland’s Spidey of course made his well-received debut in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in which he was recruited by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man to face-off against Team Cap.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” follows the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” The film, described as “a coming-of-age story,” finds Peter attending his high school for gifted kids, trying to impress his new benefactor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and also dealing with a pesky arch enemy, the Vulture (Michael Keaton).
Directed by Jon Watts (“Clown”), written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (“Vacation”) and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover and many, many others, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.