Fans and critics alike are praising Spider-Man: Homecoming, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, as well as the most recent take on the popular web-slinger. For many, one element of the film's ending came as a surprise - but the film's writers have a pretty good justification for it.
Spoilers incoming for Spider-Man: Homecoming, so if you haven't seen it yet, you've been warned.
Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were recently asked about one of the film's most significant scenes - where Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) turns down Tony Stark/Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) official invitation to join the Avengers. And as the pair revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter's choice is designed to stay in line with his personal growth throughout the movie.
"It's part of the overall arc for where Peter is in learning that he doesn't need the suit to be a hero, nor does he need membership in the Avengers to be a hero." Goldstein explained. "He is his own guy, and the ultimate embrace of that is turning down an offer from Tony Stark."
According to Daley, Homecoming's goal was not only to give the Spider-Man property a unique reboot, but to place Peter in a different position than some of his Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts.
"We really wanted to dive into the evolution of this character and spend some time in those early stages," Daley revealed, "because even though it isn't this origin story where he's bitten by a spider, which we've seen a million times, it is sort of an origin story of him finding his place in the Marvel Universe."
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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, JacobBatalon, 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.
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