It's safe to say that fans are excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming for a myriad of reasons. Among them is the fact that it marks Michael Keaton's return to the superhero movie genre, after previously playing the titular caped crusader in 1989's Batman and 1992's Batman Returns.
According to Homecoming's star, Tom Holland, Keaton's contributions to the superhero world extended off screen as well. In an recent interview at WonderCon 2017, Holland revealed that he and Keaton bonded over Holland's approach to his action scenes as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
"My big thing was always trying to ground Peter’s powers in reality," Holland explains, "which meant never putting him in a situation he can easily escape from. And that choice would [often] completely reconfigure the scene that we’d have to do, which would waste two hours in re-rehearsing."
Apparently, Holland's desire to rework certain action sequences resonated with Keaton, who plays the villain Adrian Toomes/The Vulture in the film.
"I really stuck by my guns, and eventually they went with what I said." Ho Michael took me aside and said, 'Look, that’s what I did in Batman. I always tried to make sure that what I was doing made sense, and that it could possibly happen.' So it felt like something I should keep doing, but also a compliment at the same time."
With that dedication in mind, fans are sure to get excited when they see the fight sequences between Holland and Keaton come to life onscreen.
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently enjoys a 4.10 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. You can find the official synopsis below.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.