In the new Spiderman franchise (Marvel-Sony JV), the popular actor Tom Holland has been cast as Peter Parker/Spiderman. It is based on “Spiderman Homecoming” storyline, the comic was launched in the 1990’s and the idea was to re-invent Spiderman character in comics which totally aligns with the present vision of Sony Pictures. The title is apt as it’s a coming-of-age High-school drama and he is actually coming back to his home – MCU. He has already been introduced into the Marvel cinematic universe and the upcoming movie is set in the world post-Captain America Civil War. The movie will pick up the pieces of Civil War and will show how Peter Parker struggles to return to his normal high-school life.
Michael Keaton is playing the classic Spiderman villain – Vulture (first big villain Spiderman faced in Homecoming comics).
He will be wearing a suit which gives him the ability to fly at increased strength, built from the remains of Chitauri (a race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters) technology from the battle of New York. He will employ the help of a villain called “The Tinkerer” to make the suit, in comics he is known to be a man with a penchant to make spectacular mechanical devices.
The movie also has Robert Downey Jr. a.k.a Tony Stark. He will be a mentor to Peter Parker who is still learning what it means to be a superhero. Stark Industries has been working on a new upgraded suit loaded with amazing features such as stealth metallic armor, mechanical web-shooters with spider light, spider trackers, spidey wings, quick change button or Spider-Tracer etc. It’s sometimes also called as Iron Spider suit.
The movie has drawn heavily from the classic era works of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, for instance, Spiderman’s costume and web-wings on display bear distinct influence of the 1960’s comics.
The director Jon Watts clarified in an interview with EW that it’s not an accident. He said:
“We’ve seen the Marvel Universe from the very dramatic penthouse perspective of Tony Stark; now we see what it looks like on the ground through the eyes of a 15-year-old.”
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