When it comes to Spider-Man, fans expect to see plenty of high-flying aerial stunts. And, earlier today, the director of Spider-Man: Homecoming teased fans that those action sequences would swing into the film.
Taking to Instagram, Jon Watts posted a short video with the message, “TO SET.” The clip shows off a large yellow sign with those words printed onto it along with a bolded black arrow that’s pointed upwards. After focusing on the poster, the camera then pans upwards to reveal a helicopter hovering above the director. The aircraft seems to be flying low in preparation for a stunt, and fans can see a long cable hanging from the body of the helicopter.
Sadly, there is no Spider-Man to be seen in the video, so fans can only imagine what kind of stunts the vigilante is getting up to. Judging from the video’s comments, it looks like fans are hyped to see that several of the hero’s thrilling stunts will be done without CGI. While animation certainly has its place in a fantastical film such as Homecoming, fans are happy to hear that Peter Parker will get some real-world aerial action.
As for whether Tom Holland will be doing these stunts, fans can only guess for now. The actor, who will be reprising his role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, is well known for his athleticism and acrobatic skills. While some of the film’s more dangerous stunts may be left to professionals, it is easy to believe that Tom will want in on some of the action.
This latest Instagram update is just one of many that have come from the set of Homecoming. The cast and crew have been open with social media during shooting. Recently, Jon Watts uploaded a video of Tom Holland dancing as he challenged the Russo Brothers to an impromptu dance battle. And Tom Holland has also been consistent in uploading photos of him on set.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The cast features Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea), Michael Keaton (Batman, Birdman), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Donald Glover (The Martian, Community), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), with Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, The Wrestler), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, The Avengers). It also includes Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Kenneth Choi (The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Liv and Maddie), and Hannibal Buress (30 Rock).
The film is being directed by Jon Watts, based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
The film is produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige and former Sony boss Amy Pascal. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee are serving as Executive Producers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.