Pulling off a huge blockbuster movie like Spider-Man: Homecoming is a feat any director should be proud of, and the same can be said for any actor who successfully brings to life a character as iconic and beloved as Spider-Man.
When the scale of the film is so grand, it can be hard to point to a single accomplishment that the filmmaker is most proud of. The question was put to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts, and for him, it's all about how his Spider-Man movie is different from the five that preceded it, and not just in the sense that its part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I think it has a unique, surprising tone that's different from the others, and different from the other movies in this universe," Watts tells the Hollywood Reporter in an interview. "I'm pretty proud of the tone we struck. It's fun. It's able to go from a very small story, and really emotional small stakes and just get bigger and bigger until it's on a massive scale without ever losing sight of the story we were trying to tell."
For star Tom Holland, it's all about the hard work he put into playing Peter Parker. "I've never worked harder on anything in my life," he says. "It was a nonstop job and I felt so passionate and proud of what we were creating. I'm so proud that I was able to give my best, and I'm so grateful that I didn't get injured. I did a lot of stunts. At the very end, I fell down some stairs, and tweaked my ACL just a little bit."
Fans will see if all of that hard work pays off when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters in July.
Marvel fans are certainly anxious to see how this relationship works out on the big screen. Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has a 4.10 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the sixth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how you're looking forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming by giving it your own anticipation rating below.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, 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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theater July 7, 2017.
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