Spiderman-the utterance of this very name will create a flutter in the minds of all movie buffs, regardless of the factor of age! A social crusader who will rush and run and also fly to the rescue of all those in distress under any circumstances! Otherwise, he is a normal human being with a family to fend for as also a girlfriend to romance with! Based on the character of Spiderman created by Marvel Comics, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a super hero film that is said to be the second reboot of the ‘Spiderman’ film franchise. Also, it is the 16th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Jon Watts has wielded this high voltage action film based on the screenplay by a team that consists of Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and of course, Jon Watts too, based on the story idea by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It is worth noting that it was Stan Lee and Steve Ditco were the ones who created the Spiderman character!
A 15-year old who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, Peter is basically a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city. Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his aunt May (Marisa Tomei) under the watchful eyes of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) referred to as the Vulture, a man with criminal tendencies who runs a New York salvaging company and has a suit consisting of mechanical wings forged from upgraded technology. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Michelle Toomes (Zendaya), Adrian’s daughter, is Parker’s classmate!
Stepping into the shoes of the Spiderman, the phenomenally famous super hero character enacted formerly by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield is Tom Holland known for his films as ‘The Impossible’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ etc.
It is interesting to that Tom Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx for a few days to prepare for the title role. And as interesting as that is the fact that Michael Keaton has played ‘Batman’ in the Tim Burton’s film of 1989 as well as in its sequel of 1992.
Sony Pictures, the banner which has backed the production is already busy with a sequel to this film that is expected to hit the screens in July 2019! The film is available in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film has mostly been shot at Georgia, New York and Berlin.
CREDITS- Music-Michael Giaccino Cinematography- Salvatore Totino
Ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditco created the character of Spiderman, several comics, movies and animated and television series have been made on the superhero!
It was in the year 1962 that the 1st comic book-Amazing Fantasy- was published followed by the Amazing Spiderman in 1973 and one more carrying the same title in 1988. Avengers came up in 1990 and in 2012 The Amazing Spiderman came up to catch up with the fantasy of the new generation readers!
As far as the Animated series are concerned, the 1st one was kick started in 1967, two in 1981, again in 1994, one more in 1999 and yet another in 2003, again in 2008, one more in 2012 and a soon to be released 2017 version in August 2017!
As far as the films are concerned, 10 movies at different stages made by different filmmakers have hit the screen so far! Spiderman was made in 1977 followed by Spiderman Strikes Back in 1978 so on and so forth. It was in 2002 that Sam Raimi’s version was made with Tobey Maguire as the Spiderman, followed by Spiderman-2 in 2004 and Spiderman-3 in 2007.
Two television series-one in 1977 titled The Amazing Spider-Man and Supaidaman a new version in Japanese with a fresh plot was also made in 1978.
It was in 2012 that The Amazing Spiderman, a reboot was made by Marc Webb with Andrew Garfield as the Spiderman. Its 2nd installment came up in 2014 and it was called The Amazing Spiderman-2.
Spiderman: Homecoming is the 3rd modern day reboot of the popular franchise!
Maxwell Dillon, Norman Osborn, Aleksei Sytsevich and Michael Keaton are the stars who have played the baddies so far! Cletus Kasady is the villain of the next installment in 2018, if sources are to be believed!
Costume designer Louise Frogley has added on some special features to the Spiderman costume and it has web wings under his arms! Also, the wings would come out when Spiderman glides down a cityscape. Besides that, the new mask as on eye form which helps Spiderman to open and close his eyes in addition making his view wider! In short, Spiderman can show his emotions better in this new costume!
Tom Holland, the new Spiderman is really a lucky guy!