It has been confirmed that the fictional newspaper the Daily Bugle will appear in the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming movie. This comes as the latest incarnation of the franchise tries its best to point out that Spiderman is part of the MCU while at the same time making it clear that the web slinger belongs to his own enormous world.
After nearly a decade, Spider-man is finally part of the MCU and by extension, The Avengers. But before he makes his debut as an official part of the team, he needs his own origin story. Because let’s be honest, that brief stint in Captain America: Civil War was hardly enough to satisfy our Spider-cravings.
Tony Stark will also appear in the film being the one who discovered Spider-man in the first place. Him replacing Uncle Ben’s father figure role in Peter’s life remain unknown. One thing’s for sure though, Stark isn’t quite the perfect role model for teenagers.
Slowly but surely, Marvel is establishing the world and origins of Spiderman a.k.a. Peter Parker. This was already underway with the introduction of Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. With Spiderman: Homecoming, we can expect more characters from the comics to be introduced and this includes the fictional New York newspaper the Daily Bugle.
The Inclusion of the Daily Bugle Re-Introduces Spiderman’s Origin
This information was revealed courtesy of Spiderman himself Tom Holland. The actor took to Twitter with screen grabs reportedly taken from an event in Tokyo. One of the images featured the front page of the Bugle with a section dedicated to the Hydra attack on Washington DC.
According to Screen Rant, , this is the first time the newspaper was mentioned in Homecoming. And while it has been revealed that it will appear in the film, the reason behind it is still unclear.
It’s probably safe to say that Peter is not working for the paper yet considering his age and he has yet to delve into photography. Still, it might be wise to establish the newspaper’s existence at this point should Marvel decide to go down that path.
The paper could be used as a catalyst to spread Spiderman’s fame in the movie. After all, it was the Bugle that the New Yorker turned to if they wanted any news regarding Spiderman.
The newspaper also raises the question on whether J. Jonah Jameson will appear in Homecoming. The character has served as a sort of comic relief in the 2003 version with his relentless zeal as well as his “negotiating skills” to acquire photos of Spiderman.
One thing that piques our interest is the reference to the attack on Washington DC. What does this reference mean? Does it have any connection as to why Tony took away the suit?
The Daily Bugle Will Spread Out Spiderman’s Fame In The Movie
If it’s just there on the Bugle’s front page to point out the film’s connection to the events of the MCU, it’s absolutely unnecessary. If that’s what Marvel was aiming for, Tony Stark’s appearance is more than enough.
Another unconfirmed report states that Angourie Rice will play the role of Gwen Stacy in the film. However, best take this information with a grain of salt as there is yet no evidence to back it up.
It is also possible to introduce both Stacy and Mary Jane Watson in Spiderman: Homecoming. That is if Zendaya is indeed playing MJ as earlier reports suggest.
One by one the pieces of Spiderman’s world is being set by Marvel. With Peter Parker’s love interests and possible employer already in the film, we can expect more characters from the comic books to make an appearance in Spiderman: Homecoming. Should Homecoming become a runaway success, we can expect Disney to cash in on the franchise with sequels.
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