Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer – reaction

smhomecomingtrailersmWith six films over fifteen years with three actors in the lead role, Spider-Man has had almost as many changes as the Doctor. Having been introduced in Captain America: Civil War as a late addition to that massive superhero mashup when Marvel managed to reacquire the character from Sony, Tom Holland makes his first full appearance next summer in the aptly named Spider-Man: Homecoming, sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Jon Watts, behind the Eli Roth produced horror Clown and Cop Car, there is a veritable roster of writers involved, Jonathan M Goldstein, John Francis Daley (perhaps better known as regular member of the cast of Bones), Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers and Watts himself, while the soundtrack will be by Michael Giacchino, fresh from Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange and Rogue One.

smhomecomingtrailer1In front of the cameras, Holland will be joined by Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, former Batman Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, Donald Glover, soon to play the young Lando Calrissian, The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson and Riddick’s Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz, the Shocker alongside Marisa Tomei as the improbably young Aunt May.

The first trailer has been released, and the team are verging on overexcitement…

Dario Persechino – OH, HELL, YES!

smhomecomingtrailer2That looks great! It looks fun and just made me grin throughout the trailer. Tom Holland was really good in Civil War and seems to be continuing strong in this. Fun, geeky, enthusiastic, quick mouthed, and socially inept 🙂

While I enjoyed the two predecessors, Tom just seems to me like the perfect Peter Parker. I like that Iron Man will be featuring and the big brother/father figure element Tony is bringing. The comedy between the two of them is great and unlike every father figure Andrew Garfield had, there’s a chance Tony will actually survive a movie. It’ll be great to see more of Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May, and the relationship between her and Peter.

Michael Keaton both looks and sounds wonderfully menacing as the Vulture, I think he will be excellent as an antagonist for our young and over eager web slinger. Every cast member that showed up on the trailer I got excited over. I cannot wait to see this movie!

smhomecomingtrailer3Les Anderson – What can I say except SQUEEEE! This looks fandabidozi.

It was clear that Marvel/Disney were keen to atone for Sony’s earlier mishandling of the character and his appearance in Civil War allayed many fears that old-time fans had. Tom Holland has absolutely nailed both Peter Parker and Spidey and his set-pieces have a more polished look than in Civil War which was inevitable considering his late addition to the dramatis personae in that film.

Vulture looks immense and Keaton is clearly making the most of his return to genre cinema. For once, the high school kids actually look like teenagers and the Staten Island Ferry images are jaw-dropping. Roll on June.

smhomecomingtrailer4It’s great to see Tony Stark take on the Merlin role. It’s a clever way to keep him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Matthew Rutland – Sorry, but I love Spider-Man, I’ve enjoyed all the films to date and I am not ashamed of it! That said, I can’t watch this trailer as for once would like to see a Marvel film going in “blind” as it were, and most trailers give away too much!

Wes May – This one certainly tickles the geek in me, no doubt. As someone who actually appreciated Andrew Garfield’s version of Peter Parker/Spider-man, I was a bit sceptical about starting over the franchise once more. Most of those fears were allayed by new Spidey Tom Holland’s unforgettable appearance in last spring’s Captain America: Civil War.

smhomecomingtrailer5Marvel gets it now. They know how Spiderman and his alter ego should look and act. And this absolutely nails it. So excited to see Spider-Man: Homecoming next summer!

Kevin Gilmartin – I have never even seen any of the Andrew Garfield films, I was utterly dis-interested in them. This, however, is a different matter. This is the first time I’ve been excited about a Webhead movie since Tobey Maguire’s first outing fourteen years ago.

The new Parker looks the right age, the suit looks great, and most importantly he’s a talker! One of the things I’ve always liked about Spider-Man is that it’s driven by Peter Parker’s internal monologue and sarcastic witticisms during a fight. That seems to be back.

smhomecomingtrailer6I don’t have much more to say because I don’t want to over-think it; I sort of want to go in knowing as little as possible. I’m looking forward to this one, especially since it brings Spidey in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at last.

Michael Flett – For some reason everyone talking about Tobey and Andrew is making me wonder why nobody has mentioned Nicholas Hammond. He was my first Spider-Man. And I think I may be showing my age.

And how young does everyone look in this? I’m guessing they’re increasingly aware that many of the established characters are now approaching middle age, further from the target demographic, so they have to keep the new blood bubbling up from underneath.

smhomecomingtrailer7There’s not much to look at here, but I’m just delighted that it’s not another origin story. We had it for Tobey with Sam Raimi in 2002, we had it again with Andrew with Marc Webb in 2012, we don’t need it again.

I never cared for the Raimi films. I thought the first two were pretty much rubbish and the third one looked so bad I didn’t even bother.

I really loved Andrew in the role, though the second film was a bit of an overbaked mess, so in all honesty I’m not that bothered by this although I am guided by the enthusiasm of everyone else… though they said that about the Raimi films and I was misled.

smhomecomingtrailer8And speaking of the Raimi films – am I the only one who sees a lot of those moments recreated in this trailer, particularly the trainstopping moment from the second film, here done holding a ferry together?

Tom was brilliant in Civil War, there is no doubt about it, and to get a foothold in that overcrowded movie was no small feat, and it makes me laugh that Michael Keaton is playing the Vulture when the last thing I saw him in was Birdman. It will be lovely to see Marisa Tomei and Tyne Daly, though I admit I don’t know most of the rest of the cast, other than remembering when Tony Revolori was a lobby boy.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release on 7th July 2017




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