With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just a few weeks away and an awesome Thor: Ragnarok trailer that just dropped, it’s an exciting time to be a Marvel fan. In between those two movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released and an interesting turn of events, the usually tight-lipped Marvel has given us quite a bit of information, not only about the movie, but about the Web-head’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego, talked in an interview about where Peter is emotionally at the beginning of the movie and how it changes.
“We’ve seen the Norse God, we’ve seen the billionaire, we’ve seen the soldier – now we get to see the kid,” Holland tells us on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, his first solo movie as the character. “And one of the themes of the movie is what would a 15-year-old boy do with super powers? So the opening act to the movie, you see Peter really trying do discover who he is and what he can do, which is something I feel like we haven’t really explored massively in the previous movies… seeing Peter make mistakes and try to rectify them, and learn exactly what he can do. And that was something I was very passionate about, and I know Jon (Watts, director) was as well – and from the first draft that was always in the script.”
He goes on to say:
“It changes very drastically halfway through the movie. You see him really enjoying his powers, really getting to grips with what he can do and just experimenting throughout the movie. But then through a turn of events things happen, and it becomes a real serious matter. Then all of a sudden his powers become a bit of a burden, and it’s nice to play those two different feelings towards his powers.”
The producers also opened up about how the movie fits into the MCU and even alluded to the beginning scene of the movie. [Minor spoilers ahead] Apparently, the movie’s prologue takes place just after the events of The Avengers with Michael Keaton’s character coming to clean up the mess around Stark Tower (soon to be Avengers Tower) before being dismissed by Damage Control.
“All the other movies so far, take place in this weird penthouse level,” said Eric Carroll, executive producer. “Where you’ve met this alien royalty, and Tony Stark, who very literally lives in a penthouse. [Spider-Man] is a guy who grew up in a world where all these characters are real. Seeing it from the ground, what is that like? How is that different?”
Zooming out even more, the producers talked about the future of Spider-Man in the MCU.
“We really want to do multiple movies where he’s in high school,” said Eric Carroll. “Going forward we would definitely treat them all as the same slate. So we would be as strategic about where future Spider-Man movies fall in the MCU of it all as we would if Sony weren’t involved, because there’s nothing in it for us or Sony to put a movie out at the wrong time or start confusing the continuity.”
“I think we found the right formula and I think everybody is going to want the right thing to continue,” Amy Pascal, another producer, added. “And I think that there’s a surprisingly generous and cooperative thing and if it works, then it’s going to work for everybody.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking more and more interesting. Are you looking forward to seeing the movie later this summer?
Previously: First Trailer for Spider-man: Homecoming