Even though both The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) grossed over $700 million at the global box office and its two main leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, were praised for their performances as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, that film series is largely considered a dissapointment because the dark, gritty tone didn't match its comic book counterpart and the story itself was convoluted and came across as an afterthought.
On the bright side: Because The Amazing Spider-Man film series failed to excite the audience, Sony made the bold and wonderful decision to partner up with Marvel Studios, allowing Spidey — arguably the best Marvel character of them all — to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead of going with Garfield's Spidey, Marvel and Sony chose to start anew, casting Tom Holland to portray the character and introduced him in Captain America: Civil War before kicking of his own franchise.
Like the class act that he is, Garfield gave his blessing to Holland and has expressed a genuine excitement about seeing Spider-Man in the MCU. Now that a the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been released, Garfield has watched it and is just as excited to see it as we are.
"I watched it!" Garfield exclaimed to ET at the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he won Best Actor in an Action Film for Mel Gibson's biographical World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge. "It's great! I think it looks great. I'm really excited to see it, I can't wait. I'm a big fan of Tom and that character, so I'm just really excited to see it."
By the way, today, Garfield landed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for Hacksaw Ridge. Congrats!
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 features 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, Hannibal Buress, and Jacob Batalon.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) 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.
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Doctor Strange is now in theaters; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; and Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
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