The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is out and it is spectacular! We still have to wait another seven months but there are many reasons to smile and rest assured that this will be a great Spider-man movie.
I am a big fan of The Amazing Spider-man films. There was potential there and promise. The first film starring Andrew Garfield as the web crawler was excellent. They went with a good villain that was never used to fruition in Sam Raimi’s trilogy. The chemistry between Garfield and Emma Stone was palpable. If you are going to cast a new uncle Ben then I can’t think of anyone better than Martin Sheen.
Unfortunately for director Marc Webb and Garfield, it’s the sequel that killed the dream. Too much studio interference and tampering caused the film to be a giant mess. Positives to take away from the movie were the excellent soundtrack, any scene with Garfield and Stone as well as certain action scenes. Jamie Foxx was miscast as Electro and the less said about Harry Osborn the better. I did enjoy Paul Giamatti as Rhino though and it’s a shame he never got more screen time.
It was a joyful day when the news spread that Marvel Studios had made a deal with Sony to bring this iconic comic book character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kudos to Kevin Feige and the rest of the Marvel team for negotiating this historic turn of events. Now a proper Spider-man film could be made. The Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t put a foot wrong yet; Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man totally proving they can nail it every time.
Spider-man: Homecoming is going to be everything we want it to be. It’s got a new director in Jon Watts, who has only a few credits to his name but will bring a fresh take to the web slinger’s world. Have Marvel Studios picked a bad director yet? No. Watts has directed a brilliant indie film called Cop Car with Kevin Bacon and I recommend it.
Marvel Studios have opted to go with a younger Spider-man and this is a good move. Too much angst weighed The Amazing Spider-man films down. Tom Holland’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War proved a triumph and I believe this character is in safe hands. He’s fun, energetic, slightly off-kilter and most importantly a breath of fresh air.
The fact that Tony Stark/Iron man will be in this film just makes things that bit more exciting. Jon Favreau the director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 is also starring as Stark’s faithful bodyguard Happy Hogan. It was Iron Man in 2008 that kicked off this whole juggernaut of Marvel magic. Now nearly ten years later, it’s like a passing of the torch from Downey Jnr and Favreau to the new kids on the block. Their contributions to this film will elevate it and give it a special feel.
Michael Keaton is going to be totally bad-ass in this movie! We are finally going to see The Vulture take flight on the screen! Keaton’s recent performances, with the exception of the dire Robocop reboot, have been exceptional. He is going to be one mean villain and he’ll hopefully bring some of his craziness to the role.
The fact that Spider-man now officially exists in the cinematic universe is wonderful. I for one can’t wait to see him interact with more characters over the coming movies. He is one of the biggest and most popular comic book characters and it is going to be a joy to see him done right again.