The scene in which Peter, through sheer force of will, lifts the machinery pinning him down after The Vulture forces the structure to collapse on him, is a nod to a scene in The Amazing Spider-Man #33, in which he does the same thing. The panels in the comic are considered by many to be some of the most iconic in Spider-Man's history.
Jennifer Connelly voices the Spider-Man computer Karen. Her husband Paul Bettany had voiced the Iron Man computer J.A.R.V.I.S. She was also cast, because of her appearance in the John Hughes produced Career Opportunities (1991). "Homecoming" pays homage to Hughes' high school films, and casting Connelly was done as a tribute to his career. Connelly was also previously cast as Elizabeth "Betty" Ross in Hulk (2003).
Aaron Davis (Donald Glover) mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain "The Prowler", whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man.
The cast had to watch a John Hughes movie marathon to prepare. Spider-Man: Homecoming is first and foremost a coming-of-age tale, so Watts turned to the master of such stories: John Hughes. "He gave us a lot of movies to watch," Holland said during an interview with PopSugar UK. "God there's so many movies, and we basically just all sat down in my house in Atlanta, all the cast, and we just watched them all in one day and just had like a Dominos day. It was amazing, The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Pretty in Pink (1986), there were loads of them."
Kenneth Choi (Principal Morita) also played the Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In the Principal's office, you can see photos of the Howling Commando, which hints that they are related, and he is his grandson.
In an interview from 2013, while promoting his upcoming film, How I Live Now (2013), 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."
Nick Fury was originally going to be Peter's mentor in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role, but they went with Tony Stark instead.
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.
First live-action "Spider-Man" film where his costume has resizable visors, providing more expressiveness to his appearance (and is in accordance to the comics).
Director Jon Watts has revealed that Peter Parker will be aged around fifteen years old at the time of the film. Tom Holland was around age nineteen to twenty at the time of filming.
Donald Glover (Aaron Davis) has voiced the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
Pictures of Howard Stark, Abraham Erskine, and Bruce Banner can be seen in Peter Parker's school.
The "Homecoming" part of the title is a nod to the return of the character to co-ownership by the Marvel Studios.
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?'"
In an interview with Fandom, Pascal said that Homecoming 2 will take place just after Avengers 4, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. Tom Holland's Spider-Man will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which opens in May 4, 2018, with about as much screentime as he had in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Peter's homemade Spider-Man costume is very similar to Ben Reilly's first Spider-Man costume from the comics: a red jumpsuit with a blue sleeveless hoodie, with the belt and web shooters on the outside of the costume.
Tom Holland is the youngest actor (at nineteen) to be cast as Peter Parker. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, were twenty-five and twenty-six, respectively, when they were cast.
In the comics, Flash Thompson was a burly football player. This was updated to make him a wealthy smug character to fit modern portrayals of bullies.
The music that plays over the Marvel Studios logo is an orchestral version of the classic Spider-Man television theme song, written in 1967 by Paul Francis Webster and Robert "Bob" Harris for the animated television show. Here it has been adapted by Composer Michael Giacchino.
Vincent D'Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin from Daredevil (2015). Kingpin is a shared villain from Spider-Man and Daredevil's rogue's gallery, and has appeared in many other Spider-Man media.
Tom Holland spent a few days attending classes at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City to prepare for his role as Peter Parker. He used his acting coach's name as an alias.
The first Spider-Man film where Spider-Man has his iconic web wings from the comics.
The film's 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.
This is 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, produced the special effects.
Peter is shown wearing boxer shorts when he puts on the suit given by Stark. However, Tom Holland said he wore a thong underneath, because the suit was skin tight.
The Vulture is the fourth member of the original 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.
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."
On April 21, 2016, it was made official that Robert Downey, Jr. would reprise his role as Tony Stark. This also marks the first time that a Spider-Man film will include another superhero character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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.
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): the film is not an origin story, Peter is in high school, Peter wears the classic Spider-Man costume, the film 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, and Peter struggles to balance his double life.
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 Marvel Cinematic Universe prior to the webslinger's arrival. In Ant-Man (2015), when Luis is recounting 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 Marvel Cinematic Universe reference to Spider-Man.
Midtown School of Science and Technology's year of foundation, 1962, is a reference to the comic debut of Spider-Man in the August 1962 issue of Amazing Fantasy.
This is the first appearance of Cindy Moon (Tiffany Espensen), better known as in the comic as Spider-Man's female counterpart Silk.
Martin Starr plays one of Peter Parker's high school teachers in this movie. He can briefly be seen in The Incredible Hulk (2008), and is credited as "Computer Nerd". Marvel and Disney usually doesn't recast the same actors in different Marvel Cinematic Universe roles, but has broken this rule a few times. However, Starr's role could be linked to the previous minor background character, in which case, he was getting a degree in the earlier film, and went into teaching in this one.
It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The weekend before Tom Holland was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos on his Instagram account, where he showed off his backflip skills. Many websites started pointing this out after he was cast, praising him for his spider-like abilities.
Aunt May's car number plate is AMF-1562. AMF is Amazing Fantasy, 15 is the issue number, and 62 is 1962, the year Spider-Man first appeared.
The man that Peter pursues to get info on the Staten Island Ferry heist has a profile that briefly lists one of his known aliases as "The Prowler", a reference to the Amazing Spider-Man villain of the same name.
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."
Sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), as well as plans for a Sinister Six movie were turned down, in favor of this film. However, spin-offs for that franchise, and in that universe, are still being in production by Sony, such as Venom (2018).
Matthew McConaughey expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn, a.k.a. The Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
While some fans complained about the hi-tech Spider-Man suit, many of the gadgets were ideas that appeared at one time or another in the Spider-Man comic books over the years.
Alfred Molina expressed interest in reprising his role as Dr. Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus in another Spider-Man sequel.
During the initial encounter, Vulture appears in front of the moon briefly with his wings spread. This is similar to a scene in Batman (1989), with the Batwing flying in front of the moon. In both cases, the person using the "wing" technology is Michael Keaton.
After showing a video of Captain America encouraging students, a gym teacher mentions that he's "probably a war criminal now", alluding to his situation at the end of Captain America: Civil War (2016), where he and other Avengers, who operated outside the Sokovia Accords are wanted by the government, and are in hiding. In the films shown in Spider-man: Homecoming, Captain America appears in his costume from The Avengers (2012), and mentions being frozen in ice, suggesting they were made shortly after The Avengers (2012), which was the last time he wore that uniform, and would be easily recognizable as a potential positive role model.
This is composer Michael Giacchino's second comic-book film, after Doctor Strange (2016).
Kevin Feige has stated that Spidey's new threads will be based off of the classic version of the costume (think Spider-Man drawn by Steve Ditko)
The first Marvel Cinematic Universe film, since Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), to be distributed by a company other than Disney.
The movie did not start out with the origin story, it began with Peter Parker already being Spider-Man for quite a while.
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.
Though the majority of the movie takes place in Queens, New York, much of the movie was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional footage shot in Germany. A portion of the film was still shot in the real New York City, though.
This is Jennifer Connelly's third comic-book film after Hulk (2003), and The Rocketeer (1991).
Michael Keaton plays a character called the Vulture, which is a man in a bird costume. Coincidentally, Michael Keaton starred in the Best Picture winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and that character is based off of Batman, which Keaton played in 1989 and 1992.
According to the Marvel and Sony deal, Kevin Feige is not being compensated as an Executive Producer on the film.
This is the first Spider-Man movie to reference various elements regarding the web-fluid for Spider-Man's web-shooters from the original comics. The first nod, is that Spider-Man mentions that his web-fluid only lasts for two hours before it dissolves after it has been fired, whereas in the comics, it would last for one hour before it dissolved. The second nod to the comics, is the taser web, which is a reference to how Spider-Man has created different variations of his formula for his web-fluid at different points in the comics to create different types of webbing, often to deal with situations where his regular web-fluid was not enough.
Every live-action Spider-Man movie released after 2010 so far, debuted ten years after all three Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire movies. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was released ten years after Spider-Man (2002); The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) after Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) after Spiderman 3 (2007).
The filmmakers have stated that this movie takes inspiration on John Hughes' comedies from the 1980s about teens and high school. One of John Hughes' films, Weird Science (1985), features a young Robert Downey, Jr. who plays Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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".
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 Clark Gregg, and appeared in multiple films from Phase I of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man (2012), 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.
Sony considered approaching Sam Raimi to direct a new trilogy of films, before this one was green-lit.
This film features two characters who carry the supervillain title "The Shocker": Herman Schultz the original Shocker, and Jackson W. Brice, who was the Shocker in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008). (Brice was actually known as Montana in the comics, due to being a former cowboy who could wield a rope).
When Spider-Man goes to confront Aaron Davis in the parking garage (where he webs Aaron's hand to the trunk). The license plate is UCSM01. Which could stand for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1, the first appearance of Miles Morales as Spider-man in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Donald Glover, who plays Davis, was rumored to be playing Morales in a future Spider-Man movie.
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 forty-year-old Spider-Man. (Laughs) I do know that time is fleeting."
On June 24th, Kevin Feige confirmed Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and also revealed Marvel Cinematic Universe characters would appear in Spider-Man's solo film. However, he did not go into much detail about the new information.
While this movie is the first time that Spider-Man and his world have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have already been multiple Spider-Man characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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 Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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).
This is the second time Robert Downey, Jr. makes a credited appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film without receiving top billing.
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 Haden Church revealed they spoke about Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ben Kingsley playing the Vulture in a sequel.
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.
Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James, Timothée Chalamet, and Tom Holland were all in the shortlist of the much anticipated casting of Peter Parker.
When Spider-Man is observing the robbery of the Bank ATM. On the building wall behind him the word "Bagley" is spray painted in large letters. This is in reference to long time Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man comic book artist Mark Bagley.
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.
The movie filmed in Atlanta in June 2016, a month after Captain America: Civil War (2016) was released.
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.
When Peter and Ned eavesdrop on the students discussing Spider-Man's identity, one of the students points out that Spider-Man could be "horribly burned" under his mask. This could be a reference to Deadpool, another Marvel hero, who has a very similar costume to Spider-Man, and is horribly burned underneath his mask. Deadpool and Spider-Man often work together in the comics.
According to James Gunn, Stan Lee's cameo in this film is one of the four Lee cameos filmed in one day itself alongside cameo appearances in Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and another title he did not specify (it is suggested that it would be Thor: Ragnarok (2017)). However, Gunn did not direct Lee's cameo here.
Of the main cast, only Michael Keaton was born before Spider-Man's comics debut in 1962.
Michelle's (Zendaya's) literary tastes contain subtle allusions to either the plot or spiders. At one point, she is seen reading "Of Human Bondage" by W. Somerset Maugham. In that novel, the protagonist is an orphan living with his aunt and uncle. Later, she is reading "Invitation To A Beheading" by Vladimir Nabokov. In that novel, a condemned man awaits his execution, accompanied only by a spider in his cell. Finally, during the Washington Monument scene, she is wearing a Sylvia Plath t-shirt. Plath wrote a poem called "Spider", and used spiders as images in other poems.
Steve Buscemi was rumored for the part of Uncle Ben, even though Marvel confirmed that the movie would not have an origin story.
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.
On June 23, 2015, Marvel Studios officially announced that Tom Holland would be playing Spider-Man, and that Jon Watts would direct the film.
Donald Glover is the third Community (2009) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Danny Pudi and Jim Rash had cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), respectively.
Asa Butterfield had been considered for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016) but was deemed too tall for the role.
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.
The sequel to this film won't be called "Spider-Man: Homecoming 2" or have "2" in the title. Internally, Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony are referring to "Spider-Man: Homecoming 2", but that's not what the final title will be. Marvel chief Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the former Sony executive who is producing the film for the studio, told Collider that the film will be called "Spider-Man: Subtitle" with no "2" in the title. Feige and Pascal also told Collider that they plan on starting production in April or May 2018.
Peter Parker and The Ramones are all from Forest Hills, Queens, New York. The Ramones song "Blitzkrieg Bop" is featured twice on the soundtrack.
It's been observed that the previous Sony Pictures incarnations of the Spider-Man had little of the character's thought soliloquies from the comics, which robbed him of his introspective nature, because it was considered difficult to convincingly convey that kind of speech in the film medium. The Karen digital assistant character in Spider-Man's first suit from Tony Stark, solves that problem by giving Peter someone to talk to while in costume. Furthermore, the costume's adjustable eyepieces help give the Spider-Man's full face mask a degree of expressiveness to avoid the need to have him continually unmask for important scenes, thus reestablishing the character's visual universality.
Michael Giacchino composed an orchestral version of the Spider-Man (1967) theme. This will be the third time the theme is heard in a Spider-Man series.
Michael Keaton is the third actor from the Batman franchise to crossover 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.
First Spider-Man film to not mention or feature Harry or Norman Osborn, as well as Oscorp.
The concept of Spider-Man's ability to change his web-shooter's settings through voice commands in the film, was adapted from the comics which was first seen in the first issue of the fourth volume of the "Amazing Spider-Man" series which was released at the end of 2015.
The main villain of every first Spider-Man movie of different franchises (Tobey's, Andrew's, and Tom's) have the costume or suit green, or the skin of green color (Green Goblin, Lizard, Vulture).
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."
When Liz and the other girls are talking in the gym, and the subject of Spider-Man comes up, Betty mentions that he "could be almost thirty under that mask". This could be a nod to the two previous Spider-Man film actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who were in their mid to late 20s when filming their respective Spider-Man films.
Tom Holland can be seen alongside two other Marvel Cinematic Universe 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).
Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei briefly dated, and have appeared in Chaplin (1992), Only You (1994), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Andrew Garfield can be seen wearing a Ramones shirt. In this movie, "Blitzkreig Bop" by the Ramones is featured. The Ramones famously covered the original Spider-Man theme song, as a hidden bonus track on their "¡Adios Amigos!" album. "Adios" was their final album, and their hidden bonus track "Spider-Man" was the last song on their last original album.
During CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Kevin Feige officially announced that the reboot will be called "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
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 and Jonathan Goldstein. Melfi took himself out of the running to direct Hidden Figures (2016). Daley and Goldstein were subsequently chosen to write the film.
Although Chris Hemsworth was not in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Tom Holland acted with him in In the Heart of the Sea (2015), making Mark Ruffalo the only original Avenger, with whom Tom Holland has never been in a movie.
At one point, in a scene set in Washington, D.C., Spider-Man is shown running beside the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where Captain America and Falcon first met in Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014).
When the science team arrives at the hotel in Washington, D.C., one of the members comments on the size of it. Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori), comments that he has seen bigger. He may have been referring to his time spent as Zero at The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
DC Comics reference: When Flash Thompson is the first to answer a question in class but gets it wrong, the teacher responds, "See Flash? Being the fastest isn't always best." This is likely a tongue-in-cheek reference to the DC Comics character The Flash, who has superhuman speed.
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.
In the Marvel comic books, Damage Control is a private repair and reclamation company, specializing in dealing with damage caused by superheroes and supervillains, as well as various items left behind by either community. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Damage Control is a government organization, with the same general purpose.
Theodore Melfi was in the running to direct, but removed his name from consideration to direct Hidden Figures (2016) instead.
Cillian Murphy showed interest in a Marvel Cinematic Universe villain role, specifically in this Spider-Man film. He also starred in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with Tom Holland , so they would already know each other if it did happen.
John Francis Daley, who co-wrote the screenplay, and Martin Starr, who played Mr. Harrington, were in the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999). Daley also appeared as F.B.I. Special Agent Sweets, on Bones (2005).
Michael Keaton, who plays Adrien Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture in this film, previously starred in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), which also starred Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Emma Stone portrayed Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Edward Norton previously portrayed Bruce Banner, a.k.a. Hulk, in The Incredible Hulk (2008), which also takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The original proposal by Marvel was to have Spider-Man appear in several of their Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, in exchange for Columbia and Sony getting a cut of the profits, but it was rejected by Sony. However, the commercial disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), partly due to poor decision calls by Sony, including Executive Producer Matt Tolmach (at one point during production, Andrew Garfield and Tolmach were not in good terms) prompted Sony to renegotiate the deal with Marvel, and restart the franchise again.
The casting for the title role was down to the final two choices: Tom Holland and Charlie Plummer. While both of them scored good reviews in their respective screen tests , there was a split in the casting decision. Producer Kevin Feige, wanted Plummer, but Columbia joint co-studio chiefs, Amy Pascal, and Tom Rothman wanted Holland. In the end, Holland was cast as he had a slight advantage over Plummer, due to the age factor. Being seventeen at the time of casting (June 2015), both studios realized that Plummer is still bound by child labor laws, and hence until he reached eighteen, the filming schedule involving Plummer would have to be limited to a few hours per day, presenting difficulties, especially for nighttime filming.
The man in the video Peter watches to learn how to tie a necktie, is named "Dean Crimson", because Nitin Nohria, the man who portrays him, is the dean of Harvard Business School, and Harvard's nickname is "Crimson".
Before Spider-Man took this release date, July 7, 2017 had been the original release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (May 5, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (November 3, 2017).
Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei appeared 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).
When Ned is asking Peter about what he can do after finding out that he is Spider-Man, they are, at one point, shown in what can be assumed as a history class. In the background, you can hear their teacher discussing the Sokovia Accords, which was introduced in Captain America: Civil War (2016), where Tom Holland made his Spider-Man debut.
Asa Butterfield was originally the main choice to play Spider-Man, because Marvel had liked him since day one, when they announced the top 5 actor shortlist to play Spider-Man, which were Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Timothée Chalamet, Tom Holland, and Liam James.
This is the seventh big screen appearance of Spider-Man (Raimi trilogy, Amazing 1 and 2, Captain America: Civil War (2016) prior) released on the seventh day of the seventh month of the seventh year of the 2010 decade.
The films begins shortly after the events in The Avengers (2012), then jumps forward eight years later, which means the story takes place in 2020.
The exterior shot of Peter Parker's High School is Franklin K. Lane High School, which is located on the Brooklyn and Queens border. The New York Daily News March 8, 2004 front headline label FKLHS the "City's Worst School". Some notable alumni are: William "Red" Holzman (NBA), Richie Havens (singer-songwriter, guitarist), DJ Spinderella (of Salt-n-Pepa), and John Gotti.
When driving his date to the Homecoming dance, Flash Thompson mentions that he (paraphrasing) "knows fresh branzino, and that was not fresh." When Gwen Stacy invites Peter Parker to meet her family in The Amazing Spiderman (2012), her family prepares branzino for dinner.
The second Spider-Man film to not have its title displayed at the beginning of the film, and the first to have its title featured on a colorful background with no webbing or spider symbol in sight.
The portrayal of Aunt May in this film, is by far the youngest than of its early portrayals. For instance, the ages of the actresses who've played Aunt May in the recent Spider-Man films at the times of their release: 1. Spider-Man (2002) - 74 years old, Rosemary Harris 2. Spider-Man 2 (2004) - 76, Harris 3. Spider-Man 3 (2007) - 79, Harris 4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - 65, Sally Field 5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - 67, Field 6. Captain America: Civil War (2016) - 51, Marisa Tomei 7. Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) - 52, Tomei.
For this film, lots of actors had been discussed online to play the part of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. 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.
When Peter (Tom Holland), Ned (Jacob Batalon), and the others are in gym class, Peter's love interest, Liz (Laura Harrier), is talking with her group of friends about Spider-Man. When asked if Spider-Man is "hot", one of the girls replies with "He looks like he's thirty". In the Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, they cast actors who were older than their high school counterparts. Though the age gap isn't as prevelant, one can make same argument about the Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man films. This leads one to believe that the line was a jab at the earlier films, because in the case of this movie, they actually cast the high school with age appropriate actors and actresses.
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.
In the beginning of the film, when Peter (Tom Holland) is with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the limo, Peter is wearing a shirt that reads "The physics is theoretical. The fun is real!" This is a quote from The Big Bang Theory (2007), a show about incredibly smart people with very poor social skills, much like Peter.
Marisa Tomei previously appeared with Rosemary Harris, one of her predecessors as Aunt May Parker, in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).
The name "Brian Pichelli", that is mentioned, is a name combination of Writer Brian Michael Bendis and Artist Sara Pichelli. Both of them were given a special thanks in the closing credits.
Michael Keaton and Jon Favreau appeared in the Burton and Shumacher Batman films, Keaton in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), and Favreau in Batman Forever (1995). Tommy Lee Jones also appeared in both universes, appearing in Batman Forever (1995) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). None share any screentime in either of the two universes however.
Marisa Tomei co-starred with Alfred Molina in The Perez Family (1995) and Love Is Strange (2014). Molina had previously portrayed Dr. Otto Octavious, a.k.a. Dr. Octopus, in Spider-Man 2 (2004). Michael Keaton worked with Molina in The Company (2007) alongside Chris O'Donnell, who portrayed Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin, in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).
Donald Glover also plays Lando Calrissian in Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018). That role was previously played by Billy Dee Williams, who also played Harvey Dent in Batman (1989). The Han Solo film is directed by Ron Howard, whose daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, appeared in Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Garcelle Beauvais, who plays the wife of the Vulture, once played the long-time love interest (and eventual wife) of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) villain, Jamie Foxx in The Jamie Foxx Show (1996). Bokeem Woodbine, who plays an accomplice to the Vulture, also appeared with Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004), as a member of his band.
Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei appeared in The Paper (1994), which was directed by Ron Howard, whose daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, appeared in Spider-Man 3 (2007), and which was written by David Koepp, who also wrote Spider-Man (2002).
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