The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Footage Screened at Comic-Con Was Perfection
During the Marvel Panel at Comic-Con, the studio screened some of the first footage from director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie has only been in production for ten days, but they had already shot a good amount of footage involving some of Peter Parker's high school scenes. Of course, there were a few other shots of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in action.
We've heard a lot about how Watts was inspired by the films of John Hughes when developing the movie and that inspiration was exploding all over the screen when this footage screen in Hall H. It was just so wonderfully charming in every way and it's almost as if Hughes himself was actually directing the film.
The footage starts out with Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation,” against a montage of old high school yearbook photos. As we see the photos there's a caption that reads, "All heroes have a beginning," and that's followed by old high school photos of Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Stephen Strange, and the rest of the Avengers.
It then cuts to modern day, and Peter Parker is sitting in class watching video footage of himself on his computer fighting Giant Man from Civil War. He's obviously not paying attention in class, but when the teacher calls on him to ask a question, it's no surprise that he knows the answer.
We then get a series of clips from the film that are introduced with fun, colorful text. For example, "Women Studies" is a scene in which Peter and his friends are sitting at lunch just staring at girls for a long period of time. At one point Peter says, “Maybe we should stop staring before it gets creepy.” At that point the camera pans over to a high school girl character played by Zendaya, who has been watching Peter and his friend the whole time, and she says to them, “Too late, it’s already creepy.”
The there's another scene in which Peter is in chemistry class, and he's secretly mixing together some kind of substance in a drawer that looked like his webbing substance. Peter is yelled at by his teacher and he slams the drawer shut.
In another scene he’s in a study session with his classmates. Martin Starr is featured as a teacher in the scene, and Peter gets an emergency text and immediately tells his friends that he has to go. Zendaya's character curiously asks, "Go where, Peter?" At this point there's a montage of short of Spider-Man running, jumping, climbing up walls, and running on a giant semi truck. It then cuts back to Zendaya, who says, "I'm just kidding."
There's then a fun scene of Peter and a friend working on some kind of project, and they do this crazy long playfully cool handshake type thing.
The last shot we see features the Vulture quickly flying down a tunnel of sorts. It's a quick shot but the crowd of fans exploded in applause and cheers. So yes, Vulture is in fact the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming!
We also learn that Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is playing Flash Thompson in the film. The rest of the cast includes Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, and Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
I also have a brief synopsis for you to check out:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The movie is set to be released on July 7th, 2017. After seeing this footage, there's no doubt in my mind that this will be the best and most entertaining Spider-Man movie ever made.