Many writers have penned the ever-amazing Spider-Man over the years and one key element that’s always remained is Spidey’s ability to crack wise in even the direst of circumstances.
Though he’s experienced his share of angst, the web-slinger was never about doom and gloom; the hero is more about using his costumed persona to let go of anxieties he suffered as regular old Peter Parker. His time in high school played an intricate part in his development and character and whether it be in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 or something more modern like “Ultimate Spider-Man” #1, bullies, crushes, and homework are front and center with the character. Peter constantly strives to balance his work/school life with his superhero life; he’s not always the most successful.
To that end, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will not only revolve around Peter’s time in high school, but will also be less dark and angst-driven than previous Spider-Man flicks, focusing more on embracing his destiny.
“It’s difficult not to take influence from Tobey and Andrew because they both had such great versions of the character,” Tom Holland said during a Screen Rant set visit. “I think from Tobey I’m taking his sort of less cool side of things, whereas Andrew was very cool and very sort of contained. But then with Andrew, I thought his Spider-Man was fantastic. I thought when he was in that suit, I thought he really came to life, and so there are two things I am taking from both people.
“For me, it’s just making sure I feel like a kid on set… really be the kid that everyone wants to be, and just have fun with it, and see a superhero really enjoy having his powers.”
Less gloomy than his previous movie iterations, will Peter Parker still feel accountability and does great power still come with great responsibility? To that, Holland said, “That’s Tobey’s line, not my line.”
“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.