Yes, we all know that reboots have gotten out of hand. Yes, the endless output of superhero films has gotten quite ridiculous. Does that in any way mean that we shouldn’t all be excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming? No. No it doesn’t.
As everyone should know by now, Sony Pictures has not been too kind to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The first two films from Sam Raimi, in 2002 and 2004 respectively, were both quite solid with Spider-Man 2 being the highlight of the first trilogy. With Spider-Man 3, though, squabbles between Raimi and the studio executives crippled the character to a point which that series would never recover.
Then, along came The Amazing Spider-Man. The story was simplified and the focus was put back on Peter Parker/Spider-Man and his relationships. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone knocked it out of the park with their portrayals of Peter and Gwen Stacy while Rhys Ifans also turned in a good performance as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard. Once again, everyone got a little too big for their britches in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, oddly enough, that film suffered from many of the same mistakes that Spider-Man 3 had made. The plot was bloated and there were far too many villains crammed into one movie.
Now, next summer will see the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. This will be the third incarnation of Peter Parker within 15 years. While that’s utterly ridiculous, the saving grace is the fact that Marvel will be manning the wheel in cooperation with Sony for this go-round. It’s no secret that Marvel has been unstoppable since releasing the original Iron Man in 2008. Hopefully, they’ll continue their success by building the definitive Spider-Man franchise. Tom Holland has been cast as the web slinger and he already made his debut in Captain America: Civil War to much acclaim.
This first trailer for Homecoming is lighthearted and fun with only a brief look at the film’s villain, The Vulture (Michael Keaton). Most likely, the next trailer will feature more of the villain. Don’t forget that the film is still about seven months away from release. There’s already plenty of intrigue behind the film and the trailer only fuels it more.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated for release on July 7th, 2017. Check out the trailer and comment below.