They say third time is the charm and I think that will be the case when it comes to Spider-Man.
Sony and Marvel unveiled the title for the second reboot of the Queens-bred superhero at CinemaCon Tuesday night: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” which will hit theaters in July 2017. The title may be weird for a blockbuster movie, but it reflects the fans’ longtime dream that they could see the wall crawler interact with Iron Man, Captain America, Jessica Jones and other characters that are under the Marvel movie umbrella (the X-Men, are under Fox’s jurisdiction).
Although the movie plot is under wraps, producers hint that those heroes could show up, which raises the anticipation for geeks like me. Imagine, Peter Parker dealing with street level villains and puberty in a world where the Avengers fight aliens above midtown. The possibilities are endless.
Marvel’s cinematic track record also gives more hope. Who would have thought Iron Man could become a pop culture icon, let alone a talking raccoon and dancing tree? The company simply knows how to make out there concepts streamlined with verisimilitude, which means we probably won’t be seeing five villains at the same time or an out of place dance number.
The other facet that Marvel is good at? Teasing their heroes in other movies.
Debuting 19-year-old Tom Holland as the web slinger in the highly anticipated “Captain America: Civil War,” next month will get audiences re-acclimated with the hero without another origin story and get the ball rolling for their story.
Spidey is definitely in the right home.
SPIDER-MEN: Here are all the actors that played the wall crawler on film.
Tobey Maguire: “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Spider-Man 3”: When Spidey made his long-awaited cinematic debut in 2002, the then 26-year-old was the actor behind the mask. Critics praised Maguire’s approach to creating a relatable nerd and heroic underdog.
Andrew Garfield: “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2:” When producers rebooted the character in 2012, they went across the pond and hired the then 28-year-old. Garfield went on to date his co-star Emma Stone.
Tom Holland: “Captain America: Civil War,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming:” For the first time a teenage actor will be playing the red and blue hero. Holland had to screen test opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans for the part.