Bryan Cranston showed interest in playing a Marvel villain, particularly Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.
In an interview from 2013, while promoting his [then] upcoming film, Nosotros Vivimos Asi - This is How We Live (2011), Tom Holland was asked by a reporter what kind of role he might want to try next. When Holland replied, saying a project with action and humor would be of interest to him, the reporter asked if he would ever like to play a superhero. "Maybe Spider-Man, in ten years time," answered Holland. "The reboot of the reboot, if they do that."
J.K. Simmons had previously expressed interest in returning to the role of J. Jonah Jameson (the role that he played in the Sam Raimi trilogy, and also voiced the character in Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)). However, once he was cast as Comissioner Gordon in Justice League (2017), all discussion of this happening ceased.
Vincent D'Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin from Daredevil (2015) in this film. Kingpin is a shared villain from both Spider-Man and Daredevil's rogue gallery and has appeared in countless other Spider-Man media.
Based on what Kevin Feige has said about the film, there are actually quite a few similarities between this film and Ultimate Spider-Man (2012): Not an origin story Peter is back in high school Peter wears the classic Spider-Man costume Incorporates new villains Peter has a non-stop wit as Spider-Man Peter has awkward interactions with other superheroes Peter is a street-level hero Peter struggles to balance his double life
On April 21, 2016, it was made official that Robert Downey Jr. would reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man. This also marks the first time that a Spider-Man film will include another superhero character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This will be the first Spider-Man film where the special effects for the character are not being produced by another company affiliated with Sony, the rights holder to Spider-Man. Industrial Light & Magic, which handles much of the special effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series, will be producing the special effects.
Director Jon Watts has revealed that Peter Parker will be aged around 15 years old at the time of the film.
The films release date was originally meant for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), which was then moved to the November 3, 2017 release slot for Black Panther (2018), this move would ultimately change the release dates for several other Marvel films.
It was rumoured that Tom Holland had screen tested with both Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) before receiving the role. Once Holland finally got the role, Evans took to twitter to write, "HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved, We're lucky to have you."
Alfred Molina expressed interest in reprising his role as Dr. Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus in another Spider-Man sequel.
Matthew McConaughey has expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn/ the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016, but Sony announced in summer 2014 that they had pushed the movie back to 2017 in order to release the Sinister Six movie, which was scheduled to premiere on November 11, 2016. On February 10, 2015, it was then cancelled for a new Spider-Man franchise, co-produced by Marvel and the Amazing Spider-Man sequels being dropped but its spin offs still in works
Though this is Spider-Man's first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is already integrated into the MCU. Prior to the Spider-Man deal, certain characters such as Georges Batroc, Christine Everhart, Ben Urich, Wilson Fisk, Mister Hyde, and Frank Castle have already shown up in the MCU prior to the webslinger's arrival. In Ant-Man (2015), when Luis is recanting Falcon's search for Ant-Man, a woman had mentioned "we got a guy who jumps, a guy who swings, and a guy who climb up the walls", which is the first MCU reference to Spider-Man.
On June 24th, Kevin Feige confirmed Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and also revealed MCU characters would appear in Spider-Man's solo film, however, he did not go into much detail about the new information.
Before this film was officially announced, Sony planned to build a universe not too dissimilar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe using only Spider-Man characters. This included an untitled spin-off focusing on a female super heroine assumed to be Black Cat, a Venom film, a Sinister Six film and two further installments to The Amazing Spider-Man series. Andrew Garfield was signed on to appear in at least two of these films.
While speaking with the Daily Beast, Tom Holland says that the new Spider-Man Reboot will be the "biggest independent film ever". He said: "One of the special things about what we're going to try and create is that you're going to see the biggest independent film ever. It's not going to be an epic thing; it's going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many because everyone can relate to him, and we're going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker. And John Hughes is a perfect example of what we're going to try and do."
Kevin Feige has stated that this film will not be a third retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Feige also stated that Spidey's new threads will be based off of the classic version of the costume (think 1966's Spider-Man drawn by John Romita Sr)
In July 2015, while filming the upcoming movie Pilgrimage (2017), Tom Holland posted a photo of him and co-star Jon Bernthal to his Instagram. However, due to the fact that Holland portrays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the MCU and Bernthal portrays Frank Castle/Punisher in the MCU, a chunk of fans who didn't know about Pilgrimage (2017) were confused by the photo, assuming that Tom was on the set of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (2016), which sent fans into a frenzy. A news site even published an article saying "Civil War Spoilers: Tom Holland Teases Punisher's Role In Civil War".
This is the first solo Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe although not the first adaptation of the character to interact with another character wholly originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Agent Phil Coulson, played by actor Clark Gregg and appeared in multiple films from Phase I of the MCU, also appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man along with various video game adaptations of Marvel properties that also feature Spider-Man. Gregg has reprised the role in the animated series and voiced the character in multiple video games.
While rumors flew all over the internet about the casting of Spider-man, there were only three confirmed-by-the-source pieces of news on the matter: 1. Norman Reedus' son 'Mingus Lucien Reedus' had been offered an audition, but turned it down. 2. Chandler Riggs auditioned, but did not get the part. 3. Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man.
The movie will not start out with the origin story, it will beging with Peter Parker already being Spider-Man for quite a while.
When the film was announced, several actors were rumored and expressed interest in taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were key figures but also rumored were Daniel Radcliffe, Freddie Highmore, Alfred Enoch, Donald Glover, Josh Hutcherson and Grant Gustin. Freddy Highmore admitted he would 'love to be considered'.
Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James, Timothée Chalamet and Tom Holland were all in the shortlist of the much anticipated casting of Peter Parker.
On Peter Parker passing the torch to Miles Morales while this film was still The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Andrew Garfield stated: "Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life. And I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move. I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don't know what that means, yet. I don't know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don't particularly want to be a 40-year-old Spider-Man. [Laughs] I do know that time is fleeting."
Peter might be a sophomore in Midtown High School like previous movies had him as a senior in Spider-Man (2002) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) a junior.
The weekend before Tom Holland was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos on his Instagram account, where he showed of his backflip skills, to which many websites started pointed out after he was cast, praising him for his spider-like abilities.
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are rumored to appear in the movie and it might be the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016).
On 23 June 2015, Marvel Studios officially announced that Tom Holland would be playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and that Jon Watts would direct the film.
Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien were rumored for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but both actors have stated they will not be appearing in this movie.
This is not Martin Starr's first time in the MCU as he has appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008) as a computer technician that is bribed pizza he received from Bruce Banner (Edward Norton), so he can use the university computers.
Tom Holland is the youngest actor (at 19) to be cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, were 25 and 26, respectively, when they were cast.
Michael Keaton plays a character called the Vulture which is a man in a bird costume. Ironically, Michael Keaton starred in the Best Picture winning film Birdman in 2014 and that character is based off of Batman, which Michael Keaton played in 1989 and 1992.
Sony considered approaching Sam Raimi to direct a new trilogy of films before this one was green lit. It is unknown if it was to be a continuation of his 'Spider-Man' series, a continuation of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' series or simply a new series.
Cillian Murphy showed interest in a Marvel Cinematic Universe villain role, specifically in the Spider-Man film, he also stars in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with Tom Holland , so they would already know each other if it did happen.
When Sony was in the development stage of the Sam Raimi film series with a fourth film on the way, John Malkovich was originally cast as the Vulture opposite Tobey Maguire as the title character, with Malkovich preparing for the role. However, the film was cancelled once Sony opted to reboot the series with Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield.
Every live-action Spider-Man movie released after 2010 so far, debuted 10 years after all 3 Sam Raimi/Tobey MacGuire movies. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was released 10 years after Spiderman (2002); The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) after Spiderman 2 (2004); and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) after Spiderman 3 (2007).
The movie will film in Atlanta in June, a month after Captain America: Civil War (2016).
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) director Drew Goddard had been rumored to write and direct the film. Goddard was hired to write and direct The Sinister Six for the Amazing Spider-Man franchise after leaving as showrunner for the Netflix television series Daredevil, which is also set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Goddard was in the shortlist but Jon Watts was hired instead.
While this movie is the first time that Spider-Man and his world have been a part of the MCU, there have already been multiple Spider-Man characters in the MCU, prior to Peter's debut in Captain America: Civil War (2016): Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk in Marvel's Daredevil (2015) (Fisk is both a villain to Spider-Man and to Daredevil). Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich in Daredevil (2015) (In the comics, Ben Urich is a reporter for the Daily Bugle. However, in the MCU he was a reporter for the New York Bulletin) Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Captain America: Civil War (2016) (In the comics, Everhart is a reporter for the Daily Bugle. In the MCU, she was last seen as a reporter for Vanity Fair, but it is unknown whether or not she will have switched over to the Daily Bugle by the time Captain America: Civil War (2016) rolls around, the same film to introduce Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
According to the Marvel/Sony deal, Kevin Feige will not be compensated as an executive producer on the film.
During CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Kevin Feige officially announced that the reboot will be called "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
Dylan O'Brien was rumored to have been cast and/or the top contender for the role of Spider-Man. On March 3, 2015, he denied these rumors.
Steve Buscemi is rumored for the part of Uncle Ben, even though Marvel confirmed that the movie will not have an origin story.
Tom Holland can be seen alongside two other MCU stars in 2015 films - Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) stars alongside Tom in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) and Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) stars alongside Tom in Pilgrimage (2017).
This film will be the second appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for actor Kenneth Choi. He previously played Jim Morita, one of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
The Vulture is the fourth member of the Sinister Six gang to appear in a Spider-Man film. Members who have previously appeared are Doctor Octopus (in Spider-Man 2 (2004)), Sandman (in Spider-Man 3 (2007)), and Electro (in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)). So far, only Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter have not appeared in live-action to date. Shocker can be considered a fifth as he has been in some incarnations of the team.
The first Spider-Man film to feature Shocker (Herman Schultz), Vulture (Adrian Toomes), and the Tinkerer (Phineas Mason). The Vulture will be the main villain, but it is currently unknown what roles the Shocker and the Tinkerer will have.
A major backlash toward a rumor stating Peter Parker could possibly be played by an African-American actor caused controversy amongst comic fandoms. Dan Slott, who was writing for The Amazing Spider-Man at the time, stated: 'Some of the comments, rigidity, rationalizations, and-- in some cases-- flat-out-anger by some that Spider-Man MUST "be white" scare me'.
Directors discussed to helm the film before the eventual selection of Jon Watts included: Jonathan Levine, Theodore Melfi, Jason Moore, Jared Hess and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Melfi took himself out of the running to direct Hidden Figures. Daley & Goldstein were subsequently chosen to write the film.
Before Spider-Man took this release date, July 28th, 2017 had been the original release date for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (May 5, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (November 3, 2017).
Michael Keaton, who plays Adrien Toomes/Vulture in this film, previously starred in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) who also stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Emma Stone portrayed the character of Gwen Stacy in the previous Spider-Man films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Edward Norton previously portrayed Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Incredible Hulk (2008), which also takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first Spider-Man film where Spider-Man has his iconic web wings from the comics.
Robert Downey Jr.'s 8th time playing Tony Stark (after the three "Iron Man" films, cameo in "The Incredible Hulk", "The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", and "Captain America: Civil War")
Martin Star is rumoured to play a teacher in this movie. He can briefly be seen in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and credited as 'Computer Nerd'. This could be a link in role of a previous minor background character who was doing his degree then turns to teaching in this movie, or just be a coincidence.
Before the casting, plot details or even the title was announced, the film became a victim of Internet rumors and click-bait sites claiming to have inside information on the production. This included fake plot details, fake cast members and even early criticism based on the false information they were providing.
When the news was announced the role of Spider-Man would be recast, a major push by a small faction of fans had the character Miles Morales be the subject of the new films. Miles Morales continued on the role of Spider-Man from Peter Parker in the Marvel Ultimate Universe, after the death of his character in Ultimate Spider-Man: The Death of Spider-Man. Previous producers of The Amazing Spider-Man series had reportedly stated they would never have Morales fill the suit.
Donald Glover is the third Community (2009) actor in the MCU. Danny Pudi and Jim Rash had cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), respectively.
Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared as characters in different Batman franchises. James Gordon and Bruce Wayne/Batman, respectively.
There have been five actors to play Peter Parker in film: 1. Nicholas Hammond (1977-79 CBS TV series) 2. Tobey Maguire (Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy) 3. Andrew Garfield (Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series) 4. Max Charles (Young Peter in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series) 5. Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) A SIXTH actor will be added to the list of Peter Parker in film (unless the character is Miles Morales) once the 2018 animated film comes out, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
This will be the first Spider-Man film to feature the villain Vulture. In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4 actor John Malkovich was set to play the Vulture but the film was never made. In the DVD commentary for Spider-Man 3 Thomas Hayden Church revealed they spoke about Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley playing the Vulture in a sequel.
Although Thor/Chris Hemsworth was not in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland acted with him in Heart of the Sea, making Mark Ruffalo/the Hulk the only original Avenger Tom Holland has never been in a movie with.
For this film, lots of actors had been discussed online to play the part. Some rumored, some talked about, some for real, the list includes: Logan Lerman, Dylan O'Brien, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Freddie Highmore, Grant Gustin, Donald Glover, Zac Efron, Zayn Malik, Drake Bell, Nolan Gould, Mateus Ward, Vincent Martella, Nick Robinson, Sam Strike, Nat Wolff, Liam James, William Brent, Asa Butterfield, Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Radcliffe, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Eddie Redmayne, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Matt Lintz, Judah Lewis, Charlie Plummer, Charlie Rowe, Ivan Escott, and, of course, Tom Holland.
Donald Glover is the second Community (2009) actor to star in a Spider-Man movie. Joel McHale had a cameo in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
Asa Butterfield was originally the choice to play Spider-Man because Marvel liked him since Day 1 when they announced the top 5 candidates to play Spider-Man, which were Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Timothée Chalamet, Tom Holland, and Liam James.
Asa Butterfield had been considered for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War but was deemed too tall for the role.
Theodore Melfi was in the running to direct but removed his name from consideration to direct Hidden Figures instead.
Michael Keaton describes Adrian Toomes as a resentful character: "Some people see themselves as victims - he sees himself like that. He has a probably strong argument that he never got a fair shot - a lot of Why not me? Where's mine?"
While promoting Doctor Strange in early November 2016, Feige accidentally revealed that Michael Giacchino would be composing the score for Homecoming, after doing the same for Doctor Strange. Giacchino soon confirmed this himself.
The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Marisa Tomei; and two Oscar nominees: Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr..
Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei previously appeared together in The Paper (1994). That film was written by David Koepp, who also wrote Spider-Man (2002), and was directed by Ron Howard, whose daughter, 'Bryce Dallas Howard', appeared in Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Michael Keaton is the third actor from the Batman series to cross over and appear in Spider-Man or vice versa. Cliff Robertson appeared on the 1960s Batman television series, and also played Uncle Ben. J.K. Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson, and now plays Commissioner Gordon.
The main villain of every first Spiderman movie of different franchises (Tobey's, Andrew's and Tom's) have the costume/suit green or the skin of green colour (Green Goblin, Lizard, Vulture).
Marisa Tomei co-starred with Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange (2014) who had previously portrayed Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavious in Spider-Man 2 (2004). Michael Keaton worked with Molina in The Company (2007) alongside Chris O'Donnell whom portrayed Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997)
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