While Spider-Man: Homecoming is still a couple months away from release, the film's press tour appears to be kicking off very soon, with the help of a popular TV show.
Lip Sync Battle has announced that Homecoming stars Tom Holland and Zendaya Coleman will be appearing on a very special episode of the series this Sunday, May 7th. While Lip Sync Battle - based on the popular segment from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - usually airs on Spike, this Homecoming-centric episode will air on MTV, before the network's MTV Movie and TV Awards.
The series' Twitter account released a video of one of the performances - of Coleman performing Bruno Mars' '24k Magic' - earlier today. You can watch it below:
This isn't the first time that Marvel Cinematic Universe stars have made their way onto the Lip Sync Battle stage. Anthony Mackie, Zoe Saldana, and Lupita Nyong'o have appeared in past episodes, and Hayley Atwell and Clark Gregg famously settled their online lipsyncing feud on a 2016 episode.
But given the backgrounds of the Homecoming stars - Coleman got her start singing and dancing on Disney Channel's Shake It Up, while Holland played the title role in Billy Elliot: The Musical - this episode is sure to be a must-see.
To see Holland and Coleman duke it out on Lip Sync Battle, tune into MTV Sunday, May 7th, at 7:30/6:30c.
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Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, from a screenplay by Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Filming for Spider-Man: Homecoming began in June 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Georgia. There were also on location shoots in an Atlanta high school, a hotel, and Atlanta's West End. Some filming did take place in New York City, where the film wrapped production in October 2016.
Holland will also reprise his role as Spider-Man for Avengers: Infinity War, which releases in 2018 and will include Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy coming together to battle Thanos. A sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is already in the planning. Holland is expected to reprise his role again in the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters July 7, 2017.
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