Anticipating Spider-Man: Homecoming (and then presumably Spider-Man: Prom)

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I don't like the title and I hope it changes but it probably won't but whatever. It's time we had a thread for it anyway. I hope it's an improvement to what's been happening to Spidey cinematically.

So we have Marissa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton cast as an unspecified villain (rumor has it it's the Vulture), and the kids below cast as unspecified classmates:

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--enjyq1kO--/wzghrqt0olwahmhqtj0h.jpg
(in an adversarial role, possibly Flash Thompson?)
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--enjyq1kO--/wzghrqt0olwahmhqtj0h.jpg
http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/2015/03/03/981/n/1922398/b9e42951_edit_img_image_88_1425409633_Zendaya.xxlarge.jpg

Glad to see Marvel's mixing it up with some diversity.

I Pith On Your Quip (Old Lunch), Saturday, 16 April 2016 04:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Maybe this will be the film where we finally learn how Spider-Man got his powers.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Sunday, 17 April 2016 13:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Word is they are shockingly skipping the whole origin thing this time!

I Pith On Your Quip (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:16 (two years ago) Permalink

the movie takes pace after Spidy has hung up his webs and taken a job in the financial sector iirc

Neanderthal, Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

He defeats his enemies by making bad investments on their behalf.

I Pith On Your Quip (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 April 2016 14:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Keaton isn't happening (boo). Iron Man will be in the movie in some capacity.

Trash Sandwich (Old Lunch), Saturday, 23 April 2016 04:48 (two years ago) Permalink

wait, they're really rebooting this thing a third time in 14 years?

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 23 April 2016 04:55 (two years ago) Permalink

did you see the Andrew Garfield movies?

Number None, Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the title

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:06 (two years ago) Permalink

andrew garfield and emma stone were really charming - unfortunately the movies they were in were not good

the world’s youngest hyper-polyglot (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 23 April 2016 18:19 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Michael Keaton is officially back in as the Vulture. There are (almost assuredly unsubstantiated) rumblings about D'onofrio showing up as Kingpin.

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

If that happens, it'd be the first time the TV series cross over to the movies, and not vice versa.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Spidey's turn in Civil War was far and away my favourite ever screen depiction of the character, they nailed it. Really looking forward to this as a result.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

it'd be the first time the TV series cross over to the movies, and not vice versa

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkzODAyMjg2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzI4NzM1MjE@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 22:35 (one year ago) Permalink

That link doesn't work for me, but Nick Fury and the Helicarrier in Avengers 2 should count, even if it wasn't the best example of either medium.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

That was about as effective a link as the unnamed helicarrier used in Deadpool's climax

Nhex, Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't even watch agents of shield but just showing a couple of them on the helicarrier would've been such an easy gesture that it's stupid they didn't do it. i hope in spider-man:home-coming there's at least a line about some guy in hell's kitchen. i also hope we finally find out how he became spider-man.

balls, Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure I heard they're going to be expanding his origin into a trilogy of movies. I think this first one is mostly about the spider before it becomes irradiated.

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Part two largely concerns pre-teen Peter Parker's ironic dislike of arachnids.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:51 (one year ago) Permalink

And it all comes to a head as he's seconds away from being bitten when the end credits for the third movie begin to roll.

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

sorry that link was a poster for Batman '66

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 26 May 2016 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Ah. I think Tuomas was referring specifically to the MCU. I thought by now at least one incidental character from the TV shows would've popped up in a movie but nope. I think I thought Sitwell first showed up on AoS but I realized recently that he was a fairly nondescript SHIELD dude walking around in a couple of the early films.

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 May 2016 21:54 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Hannibal Burress has been cast in an undisclosed role. I'm hoping for JJJ.

Manspread Mann (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

It's gonna be Robbie Robertson, isn't it

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 01:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Bill Cosby

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Hypno-Hustler

earlnash, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink

hannibal burress IS rocket racer

an alternate version of his real world dog (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:44 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrzXIaTt99U

Number None, Friday, 9 December 2016 07:35 (one year ago) Permalink

there's more footage in this international trailer:

https://youtu.be/Bqzg9YChKfM

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 09:18 (one year ago) Permalink

looks pretty fun, but i'm kinda annoyed by the fact that they seem to have given miles morales' best friend ganke to peter parker :(

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 09:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh, seriously? Huh. Well, that's stupid and unnecessary.

i need microsoft installed on my desktop, can you help (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 December 2016 13:01 (one year ago) Permalink

It's got the little wings on the costume from the original Ditko Spider-Man and the Vulture? Sounds good to me!

and this section is called boner (Phil D.), Friday, 9 December 2016 13:06 (one year ago) Permalink

actually, looking into it a bit more, it seems that jacob batalon is in fact playing ned leeds of all people - i just assumed he must be playing ganke cuz he looks very much like ganke and he seems to have a similar dorky-best-friend role

much as i enjoyed tom holland as peter parker in civil war i still kinda wish this movie was about miles morales tho

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 13:08 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah would rather see miles morales but idk at least the trailer makes it feel basically like a spider-man movie and not just a pile of nonsense like the last one. also glad to see john portman's atlanta marriott marquis getting its due. gotta say it'd be nice if they found a way to finally include spider-man's origin story, though.

walk back to the halftime long, billy lynn, billy lynn (Doctor Casino), Friday, 9 December 2016 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm resigned to the fact they're not making a miles morales film but i am willing to accept fake ganke as tribute

mh 😏, Friday, 9 December 2016 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Actually, they are (or at least were) making an animated Miles Morales film. It was supposed to be released next year but has been pushed back.

i need microsoft installed on my desktop, can you help (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 December 2016 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

(I assume it'll be something like Big Hero 6 which is technically a Marvel movie but not an actual MCU movie.)

i need microsoft installed on my desktop, can you help (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 December 2016 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

the trailer makes it feel basically like a spider-man movie

i think that's exactly the reason why i'm not exactly thrilled by what i've seen so far, cuz we've had five spider-man movies (six if you count civil war) in the last fifteen years and this does seem to be a remix of elements of all of them, with added marvel universe star power and the best peter parker yet. as huge a spider-man stan as ai am i dunno if that's gonna be enough!

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 14:58 (one year ago) Permalink

was that the lord/miller animated spidey movie or something else? xxp

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's the one. It's unclear whether production has even started on it, though, so grain of salt.

i need microsoft installed on my desktop, can you help (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 December 2016 15:03 (one year ago) Permalink

an animated spider-man movie with a quarter of the fun and invention of cloudy with a chance of meatballs would be fantastic. imdb has virtually no info on it and apparently chris lord is writing but someone else is making their directorial debut on it. i guess i won't hold my breath on seeing miles on-screen either live-action or animated anytime soon...

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 December 2016 15:07 (one year ago) Permalink

looks cool. that shot of the Vulture sweeping down (at the Hyatt Regency?) = they shooting these movies at Dragon Con now!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 December 2016 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

called it upthread!

walk back to the halftime long, billy lynn, billy lynn (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 11 December 2016 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Tom Hardy IS Venom

Number None, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

god i hope he does the bane voice

🎡 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎡 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The new trailer is insanely fun.

chap, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i am weirdly unpsyched for this

🎡 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎡 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

uncharacteristically unpsyched, even

🎡 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎡 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/rXvLw1v.jpg

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 21:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Mr Veg found it disappointing but I think he just found the teen-ness annoying more than anything

This was my GF's complaint too - she said she felt like she'd been babysitting for two hours.

chap, Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

it wasn't THAT pronounced, it's not like there was a scene where May walked in on Peter masturbating

Neanderthal, Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

well the final scene (which was the best part of the movie) basically was that

Number None, Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

haha that scene was great

Neanderthal, Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

the man in the chair! with the headset!

mh, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Haha i totally forgot that bit

Neanderthal, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

They were doing so well until Ned got busted for using the computer lab during the homecoming dance. I loved his flailing at trying to come up with what he was doing. "Umm... I'm looking at porn!"

mh, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

This was great

I'm a touch confused about Spiderman being invincible but that's on me, I'm not up to speed on my superhero characteristics

And the fight on the plane was essentially just noises. Couldn't see a thing. Which tbf is probably what a fight on an invisible plane at night would be like.

But otherwise, pretty flawless.

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

spidey's pretty resilient in the comics - i guess spider-strength makes you spider-tough too

i only got around to seeing this a couple of days ago but yeah i thought it was great, definitely in the top tier of marvel movies. michael keaton was really, really good (that scene in the car on the way to the dance was fantastic) and the supporting cast were perfect. kinda sucks that they eseentially stole miles morales' best friend and gave him to peter but jacob batalon was so charming it's hard to hold it against the film

crazed with patience (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

They left an avenue to back-door Miles into the story; Donald Glover's character is his uncle in the comic books and he made a passing reference to Miles during the confrontation in the parking garage.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah, i picked that up - just faintly annoyed that one of miles' strongest supporting characters essentially got transplanted into peter's story when peter already has a really strong supporting cast to pick and choose from

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

Is the thread spoiler friendly yet

Because genuinely now, that was a cracking moment

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

If it isn't, I expect a bunch of people to yell at me.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's been out for the better part of a month, i think anyone straying into this thread who hasn't seen it yet only has themselves to blame if they get spider-spoilered

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

Let's roll so

That was brilliantly done. To contrast with baby driver, it was serious restraint from director not to even wink at that throughout

To keep the stunned/oh shit tone up to such effect throughout the car journey etc was just cherry on top stuff

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah, it was a really clever and effective twist cuz it relies on revealing something that isn't part of the comics, so even spidey die-hards like me are wrongfooted

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's also a million times more suspenseful than a physical confrontation could ever be

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Holland/Keaton confrontations were, IMO, some of the best hero/villain interactions I've seen to date in these movies, if not the best. It helps that Vulture as a villain has motives on a scale that you can actually recognize and, to a degree, empathize with; seeing someone turn to crime because the heroes screwed them out of an honest living and seeing their dedication to it as the means for which they provide for their family is a chain of logic that it's a lot easier to see bits of yourself in than "I want to take over the world/galaxy".

The other thing I really liked was that they remembered that all of these kids were at a high school for nerds, so all of them were going to display some predisposition towards nerddom, including archetypal popular girl Liz and popular bully Flash.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

the nerd school is another thing they swiped from miles!

but yeah, the friendly neighbourhood supervillain stuff was great, and it made me realise how the mcu had previously cut itself off from that kind of stuff by having their superheroes' identities largely be known to the public, or their villains so cosmic that there's no opportunity for them to be caught off-duty.

i actually wish there was a little bit more of keaton as a regular blue-collar thief with access to alien weapons before he kills a henchman and really leans into his heel turn, because he does actually have a pretty good point about being denied even the table scraps from a new world full of gods and monsters. i was really pleased that he didn't end up dead, though - i'd love to see him again

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

His nonplussed "... I thought this was the antigrav gun" was outstanding.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

I was really, really surprised at how surprising the surprise was, because on paper it's sort of ... hacky? But so audaciously so I totally didn't see it coming. And didn't have even the slightest problem with it. Also interesting aspect of the reveal is that Keaton is not some blue collar worker struggling to feed his family, as he keeps implying, but a really well-off dude dead set on maintaining his fancy house/car lifestyle.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

xpost That is essential as well. Was talking with a friend about that scene and that reaction. Keaton makes a point of not being a killer, of being more honorable, mostly out for money, not power. But that scene shows how far he's gone. Similarly at the end there is that ambiguity. Does he not give up Peter because he is honorable, or because he wants to kill him himself?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

i dunno if the role was written for keaton specifically but it might has well have been since it plays into his strengths so much: charming, charismatic, but with a volatile streak that can be pretty frightening when it boils up unexpectedly. seeing that anger flash a couple of times beforehand made the coolness of the car scene that much more worrying

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also interesting aspect of the reveal is that Keaton is not some blue collar worker struggling to feed his family, as he keeps implying, but a really well-off dude dead set on maintaining his fancy house/car lifestyle.

yeah! his blindness to the similarities between himself and tony stark is a neat little character wrinkle

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also worth a moment to ponder if he's not a comment on "look, we'd all be batman if we were billionaires, I don't have that luxury"

XP and batman, birdman, definitely elements of joker jack in there too imo

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

the part of batman i was reminded of most was bruce wayne's 'you wanna get nuts? let's get nuts' line to the joker, which is so seemingly out of character for keaton's kinda nerdy, quiet wayne that it actually scared me a little when i first saw it as a kid

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

If I had any criticism of Keaton NB I don't and never will it's that he brings that almost zany nuts underside to just about every role I've seen him in NB again that is fine by me the world needs this

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Shit I mean I bring that element to my team one on ones tbf

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

beetlejuice is never too far from the surface, tru

idgaf tho, i like beetlejuice

i also love the way his face has aged, it's just a real pleasure to watch him move that wrinkly mug

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

He has the radial, far-reaching wrinkles centred on the eye that befits a fella that has spent his professional life squinting crazily at people

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also interesting aspect of the reveal is that Keaton is not some blue collar worker struggling to feed his family, as he keeps implying, but a really well-off dude dead set on maintaining his fancy house/car lifestyle.

I took it that at the beginning, in his discussion with Damage Control, it was true that he was a blue collar guy (see comparisons with Archie's dad in the recent Riverdale series struggling to hold a construction crew together for a big job because he can't just bankroll them) and he mentions more than once how he's "over-extended" to fund the job - I guess that means he's a homeowner and has remortgaged to fund it? But since becoming a criminal he's gone for the big house etc and has stayed in crime because he likes the wealth.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

speaking of ageing, i appreciated that they didn't cast marisa tomei as aunt may and then try to play down the fact that marisa tomei has apparently not aged a day in twenty years or more

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

She wore old lady glasses at one stage

I mean she looked like Marisa tomei in old lady glasses but I appreciated the effort

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

The whole "everyone loves Aunt May" subplot was also great.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

i hope she gets a love interest in the shape of a hot willie lumpkin in the next movie

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

i just horrified myself with the phrase 'hot willie lumpkin' there, sorry to anyone similarly affected

yes!!! its ur real Hogbards world (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

I will lol if she starts dating Otto

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Who then becomes doc otto

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

the story's there just waiting to be taken to the screen

https://puzzledpagan.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/doc-ock-wedding-cover.png?w=640

the shape of a hot willie lumpkin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is why I don't write. It's all been done before

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

Way late to the party. This was a delight from beginning to end. Confidentially, Peter Parker Spider-Man is not among my favorite major Marvel characters, but this managed to distill pretty much everything great about the character. Y'all have said it all already, but Keaton was fantastic in this and that car scene is one of the best the MCU has produced. The kids were the best. I wish I'd gone to that school.

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 13:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

Also, how is it that 'Penis Parker' has never happened in the comics (or that I somehow missed it if it did)?

I'm Calling My Loyer! (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 August 2017 17:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

It was originally "Puny Parker" in the '60s, and it was updated for the film

Nhex, Friday, 4 August 2017 17:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

this was a blast. Especially the cap post-credits scene.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 12 November 2017 04:12 (six months ago) Permalink

lol yes

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:45 (six months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

rewatching this and the little twist toward the end is still a "uhhhhh oh noooo" moment

mh, Monday, 12 February 2018 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

that was to say, the whole family life reveal. it was more at the 2/3rds point and Keaton's facial expressions were killing me

mh, Monday, 12 February 2018 15:58 (three months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Sounds like Gyllenhaal is right on the cusp of being cast as Mysterio.

Now I know my ABCs. Next time won't you scream at me? (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 02:27 (yesterday) Permalink

keaton returning as vulture too, apparently

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 03:16 (yesterday) Permalink

he’s always returning with wings

(γƒŽΰ² η›Šΰ² )γƒŽε½‘β”»β”β”» (mh), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 03:25 (yesterday) Permalink


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