by Logan Myerz
Spiderman is one of the OGs of the comic book-to-film realm over the past decade and has been portrayed by a few different actors thus far. Old Spidey has been caught in a web of filmmaking politics so to speak, with recasts, reboots, and different scripts. But this time, Peter Parker is finally at home with Sony Pictures in Spiderman: Homecoming, starring the young and talented Tom Holland. The Spiderman character made a guest appearance in the recent Marvel Studios film, Captain America: Civil War which was probably the best onscreen depiction of Peter Parker/Spiderman to date. Even though the on-screen time was short lived, it made a huge impact on the studio and the general audience which begged the question “Why haven’t we received this type of solo Spiderman movie yet?”
Let’s be honest here, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 1 + 2 were pretty damn good, but the 3rd film was atrocious; Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spiderman films were regurgitated and overall forgettable. We now know that if the audience and fans ask, they will FINALLY receive.
Spiderman: Homecoming has announced some pretty big players in the game that will be starring in this film such as Michael Keaton (Vulture), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), and Donald Glover. But recently, Hollywood Reporter confirmed that AMC’s Better Call Saul star, Michael Mando, (better known as Nacho in the show), was just cast as an unknown character in the movie.
But what’s really extraordinary about this film is Jon Watts (Clown) is directing the film and he’s a young director that doesn’t have a lot of films under his belt. This may be a refreshing take on the Peter Parker character that we needed all along with fresh eyes and a clearer focus.
As the cast list continues to fill up and the filming continues to move forward in Atlanta, we will get to see more updates of the cast and which direction they are moving with the webbed warrior. If anything, it can’t be any worse than Spiderman 3 right?
Spiderman: Homecoming is scheduled for a July 7th, 2017 release date.