There is only less than a month before Peter Parker (Tom Holland) battles Vulture (Michael Keaton) in Spider-Man: Homecoming. On Facebook, Robert Downey Jr. who reprises his role as Tony Stark has nothing but good words about the upcoming superhero movie, even comparing it to the first Iron Man.
Mentoring MCU’S New Hero
Ahead of his new movie’s premiere, Downey held a Live Video where he talked to fans about his experience working with Holland and director Jon Watts. Of course, this is not his first foray into a big-budgeted superhero movie, but he admits that he still had so much fun.
“Being back with Tom Holland and Jon Favreau, it’s just crazy,” he told fans. “And, it reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience. It’s a straightforward Spider-Man movie. There’s always opportunities for heavy-hitters dropping in to kind of support him.”
It has been nine years since Downey made his debut as Tony Stark in Iron Man. Now, he is a Marvel veteran who uses his time and intelligence to mentor a fledgling superhero.
The actor also mentioned that the movie offers opportunities for some heavy-hitters to drop by. Peter is now a part of the MCU and his previous interaction with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War will play a major part in the upcoming movie. Captain America (Chris Pine) already appeared in some of the teasers. It would not be a surprise if another popular hero makes a cameo.
Whether Spider-Man: Homecoming will be on par with Iron Man, fans will have to wait and see. Downey’s first solo superhero movie was a massive success. It earned $585 million at the global box office in 2008. It also kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First Screening Reactions
Downey is confident that the new movie is good. He also shared that the audience reaction from the early screenings has been good. “[T]hey say it’s absolutely a 10 out of 10,” he boasted.
There is definitely a lot of pressure for Holland and Marvel. The 20-year-old is the third actor to play the role of Peter Parker on the big screen. Toby Maguire was Spider-Man in 2002 to 2007. He was succeeded by Andrew Garfield who took over the role in 2012. Spider-Man: Homecoming is also the product of the partnership between Marvel and Sony.
However, the upcoming movie already feels different from its predecessor. In his Homecoming, Marvel and Sony decided to take a different approach. Instead of an origin story, the movie is all about a young man who has acquired new powers, wanted to do good, but maybe not yet equipped to be the hero he wanted to be.
The new Peter Parker is still in his sophomore year in high school (previous movies depict the hero at the end of high school). Rumor has it that the trilogy will follow each year of the web slinger’s high school journey.
Downey’s involvement in the movie also means that Peter will have cool gadgets to play with, including a rather high-tech superhero suit made by Tony Stark himself.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Details
The upcoming movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Peter is not exactly excited to come back to his normal life after fighting alongside the Avengers. And, while Tony Stark stood by his side, gave him all he needed to become a superhero, Peter is still being treated like a child. When a new supervillain emerges, everything he holds dear are threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Logan-Marshall Green, Martin Starr, Hannibal Burress, Angourie Rice, Laura Harrier, Flash Thompson, Jacob Batalon and Donald Glover. The movie will land on the big screen on July 7.
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