Jon Watts And Kevin Feige Discuss Iconic Spider-Man: Homecoming Comic Book Tribute
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming follow! The Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures film is now [...]
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming follow! The Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures film is now playing in theaters worldwide.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming's third act, an iconic scene for the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man comics was realized in live-action for the first time. A moment from The Amazing Spider-Man issue #33 which sees Peter Parker pushed to the limits and forced to dig to deepest depths of his heroic abilities in order to rescue himself from being buried beneath a pile of rubble.
Kicking off his final feud with Adrian Toomes/the Vulture in Homecoming, Spider-Man found himself trapped beneath the rubble of Toomes' warehouse. Seeing himself in the reflection of the water and hearing Tony Stark's words echoing in his mind, the character called to himself, "Come on, Spider-Man!" as he found the strength to free himself and realize the iconic comic book moment.
"For like older-school Spidey fans too, that's one of their favorite issues and one of the best Ditko drawings ever," Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts told ComicBook.com. "You know, that full-page panel."
Watts is admittedly a massive fan of Spider-Man comics, which is clearly conveyed during his film. "I got inspiration from everything," Watts said. "I read as much as I possibly could. But I particularly enjoyed just really the very early run, when it was fresh, because it was ... I felt like that's what we were returning to. Spider-Man being a regular guy's perspective on this world of superheroes. That's why he was introduced and that's what made him such a hit right away. One of the first things he tries to do is go and join the Fantastic Four, in the comics ... and he doesn't do it because they don't pay."
"That rubble lift from [issue] 33 is something I've wanted to see in a movie for a long, long time," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said to Fandango. "Seeing what Tom [Holland] does with it is amazing."
The scene is one of many which have helped Spider-Man: Homecoming become one of the most beloved Spider-Man movies ever, despite being the sixth overall.
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings 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.