We’ve seen two actors play Spider-Man in a total of five different films, and while each separate franchise had points that were great, they also each had points in them that were unfaithful to the webslinger and made the films suffer. Now, Tom Holland is putting on the mask in a new franchise, but what’s different is that Holland’s Spidey will finally exist within Marvel’s Shared Universe.
The MCU has been seen through many eyes. From of a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, to a thief-turned-ant-sized superhero, and even through the eyes of an alcoholic and slightly enhanced private investigator. But with Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’ll see the MCU through the eyes of a teenager with superpowers.
While speaking with EW, Homecoming director Jon Watts covered many topics, as well as that of setting the tone close to the comics from the ’60’s, and seeing the film through a teenage Peter Parker’s eyes:
“We’ve seen the Marvel Universe from the very dramatic penthouse perspective of Tony Stark; now we see what it looks like on the ground through the eyes of a 15-year-old.”
We all know that Spidey is the everyman. He’s broke, constantly having girl troubles, and even though he has powers, he still gets bullied at school. We’ve seen this before in past films, but never with Spider-Man being a part of the MCU. It’ll be interesting to see how they incorporate the shared universe into this film.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7th, 2017.