As we (wall) crawl ever closer to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming next year, details about the film are becoming a tangled web that's increasingly hard to follow. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Movie Pilot is on-hand to keep you up to date with everything you need to know about Spider-Man: Homecoming in this ultimate guide, which will be updated daily with the latest Spidey news.
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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Release Date: When Is It Out?
The Spider-Man Homecoming release date is July 7, 2017, so we have a while to wait until the wallcrawler swings his way into our local cinemas, giving us plenty of time to stock up on popcorn and whatever the hell it is that spiders eat. Flies? Can people buy flies now?
Spider-Man: Homecoming' Plot: What's It About?
The Spider-Man Homecoming plot officially released by Marvel doesn't reveal too much:
"A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' Captain: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Fortunately, Marvel's head honcho Kevin Feige revealed more story specifics in an interview with Birth, Movies, Death, discussing the 'coming-of-age high-school' vibes that the film will have:
“It’s the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting. Just as we hadn’t seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven’t seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie - only John Hughes could - but we’re inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven’t done before excites us.”
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Cast & Characters: Who's In It?
The Spider-Man: Homecoming cast & characters include a range of talented performers who will bring Peter Parker's world into the #MCU.
— Tom Holland/Peter Parker: After impressing critics in The Impossible and In the Heart of the Sea, Holland won the coveted role of Spider-Man, bringing a younger take on Peter Parker to the big screen.
— Michael Keaton/The Vulture: The former Batman has now set his sights on villainy, and is set to play the main antagonist in Spider-Man: Homecoming, whose codename is The Vulture.
— Zendaya/Michelle: Disney actress Zendaya has been cast in the new role of Michelle, one of Parker's smartest classmates.
— Donald Glover: After voicing Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon for years, Glover has joined the cast of Homecoming in a currently unspecified role.
— Jacob Batalon/Ned Leeds: Batalon has only appeared in one film prior to Spider-Man: Homecoming, titled North Woods, but he's set to make the big time in the role of Ned Leeds, Parker's best friend and classmate.
— Laura Harrier/Liz Allan: International model Harrier will play Liz Allan in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Parker's love interest and classmate actually debuted the same time as Spider-Man himself; but she often plays second tier to the likes of Gwen Stacy and Mary-Jane Watson.
— Tony Revolori/Flash Thompson: The young performer won critical acclaim for his role in The Grand Budapest Hotel, putting him in good stead for the role of Flash Thompson, Parker's rival and classmate.
— Tyne Daly: The Emmy-Award winning actress has been cast in an undisclosed role for Spider-Man: Homecoming, bringing decades of acting experience to the ensemble.
— Bokeem Woodbine: After making a name for himself in the hit show Fargo, Woodbine has been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming as The Shocker, an iconic villain from the comics.
— Marisa Tomei/Aunt May: Despite being one of the most well-known names in the cast, Tomei's casting as Aunt May still caused controversy when first announced, as the character is usually played by a more mature actress.
— Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man: One of the most successful actors in the world, Downey Jr. will bring the eccentric wit of Tony Stark to Spider-Man: Homecoming, helping to bridge the gap between Spidey and the MCU at large.
— Jon Favreau/Happy Hogan: Iron Man director and occasional actor Favreau will reprise his MCU role as Happy Hogan in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Wherever Tony Stark goes, his Head of Security Happy Hogan isn't far behind, proving his loyalty as one of Iron Man's most trusted allies.
— Michael Chernus/Phineas Mason: Best known for playing Cal Chapman on Orange Is The New Black, Chernus has been officially cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming as the villainous Tinkerer.
— Logan Marshall-Green: Prometheus star Marshall-Green has been cast as one of the villains in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but his identity hasn't been revealed as of yet.
— Kenneth Choi: After playing Jim Morita in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, Choi will return to the MCU in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Parker's high school principal.
— Angourie Rice: Rumored to be playing either Betty Brant or Gwen Stacy, Rice is set for big things in Spider-Man: Homecoming after impressing in the Shane Black comedy The Nice Guys.
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Theories
Who really killed Uncle Ben? Will the Green Goblin return? And who the hell is Zendaya playing? The answers to all of these questions and more may have finally been answered by Spider-Man: Homecoming theories found on the worldwide web.
Where To Watch 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Online
For those of you wondering where to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming online, you may have to wait a while. After all, there are no streaming services which will allow you to watch Tom Holland's first solo venture online just yet, as the film hasn't even hit theatres. As soon as the webslinger crawls his way onto home media though, we'll be the first to let you know the best places to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming in full online.