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:

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(in an adversarial role, possibly Flash Thompson?)
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Glad to see Marvel's mixing it up with some diversity.

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

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

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

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 (three years ago) link

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

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 23 April 2016 04:55 (three years ago) link

did you see the Andrew Garfield movies?

Number None, Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:02 (three years ago) link

I like the title

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:06 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

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AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 25 May 2016 22:35 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

Nhex, Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:18 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

sorry that link was a poster for Batman '66

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 26 May 2016 21:24 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 01:43 (three years ago) link

Bill Cosby

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:06 (three years ago) link

Hypno-Hustler

earlnash, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:19 (three years ago) link

hannibal burress IS rocket racer

an alternate version of his real world dog (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:44 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

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

Number None, Friday, 9 December 2016 07:35 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

(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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

called it upthread!

walk back to the halftime long, billy lynn, billy lynn (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 11 December 2016 18:23 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Tom Hardy IS Venom

Number None, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:03 (two years ago) link

god i hope he does the bane voice

🎵 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎵 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:37 (two years ago) link

The new trailer is insanely fun.

chap, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:44 (two years ago) link

i am weirdly unpsyched for this

🎵 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎵 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:44 (two years ago) link

uncharacteristically unpsyched, even

🎵 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎵 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:45 (two years ago) link

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

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 21:58 (two years ago) link

I feel like the last film had a better sense of the thing where up against Flash, he's hopeless, but with the mask on, he's got the confidence to toss zingers - like in the ATM robbery scene.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

Yeah thats standard m.o. for writing the character

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

It's also how he was in Civil War and they did bits of it in this movie, although not as much because he was really in a headspace of "I'm not sure I want to be Spider-Man" for most of it.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:40 (three months ago) link

"i love led zeppelin"

cool to have comics references in this movie

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

Saw this today & loved it.
Tom Holland is such a good Spidey/Peter & they handle all the teen stuff so well. And there’s nothing I love more than hero’s journey stories;i mean i know they kind of all are versions of that but this one has him outright rejecting the call, not even on the fence or doubting but basically saying NO... I love the way Holland showed the emotion in that, and Fury being like Marvel Great Santini at him was such good drama.

And Zendaya! Those two have SUCH great chemistry.

I got teary when Peter & Happy were talking about Tony. I still miss him too!! idc if he was a warmonger or w/e

Jake was fkn great, I was thinking later he would have been a good Spidey in his younger days. though maybe his acting chops now are better than they were then so that is prob moot. His heel turn was great, and I enjoyed the meta special-effects angle of the story.

Super dork moment: When Mysterio/Quentin & Peter were at the bar all i kept thinking was how great would it have been if Peter was drinking an Aqua Velva!? :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:12 (three months ago) link

it makes spider-man seem like a total dumbass who hasn't learned anything from anything and has to go through the same arc each movie. kind of a harry potter thing. or an iron man thing for that matter.

― Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, July 8, 2019 12:18 PM (six days ago) bookmarkflaglink


This was Mr Veg’s complaint too but I feel like it discounts Peter’s age & that he’s an anxious self-doubter at heart. Ok so he overcomes x but that doesn’t mean his baggage gets left at the door. When he faces y he’s still going to panic & freak out because he’s still ~emotionally~ the same guy. For him, with a doubter’s mind & low self-esteem all x just taught him is that he could do x! We see him as a superhero but he’s not able to see himself that way so he still makes decisions as a teenager, not as a superhero. He’s not got the confidence or perspective to assume he can now do y or even z for that matter. Maybe that’s annoying for ppl to watch but that’s kinda how life is when you have that mindset. Just bc you have superpowers doesn’t mean that goes away.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:24 (three months ago) link

So I saw this yesterday, and it was fine but I think pretty firmly bottom-tier MCU for me. Way below Homecoming imo. I'm glad lots of folks itt enjoyed it as much as they did, though. It was fun, and the cast is still great, but it just seemed to be missing something. Kinda feel like someone reading the script should've at some point said, 'Oh hey guys, you know the thing where a chunk of the last movie revolved around mishaps during a class trip? Maybe we don't need to go back to that well in the very next movie.' Seeing the WTF look on my unwitting gf's face during the Mysterio reveal was fun. The mid- and post-credits scenes were great, but problematic inasmuch as they're probably the scenes that grabbed my interest the most. The scenes during the actual movie should be the ones to do that, maybe.

Disappointed that Ned and Betty's breakup in no way involved a goblin mask or pumpkin bombs, boooooo.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Monday, 15 July 2019 19:39 (three months ago) link

I wanted a few more bantz with Mysterio's team

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:01 (three months ago) link

One of my favorite things about these Marvel movies, maybe even (especially even?) the not so good ones, is how their tiers and unevenness or whatever sort of reflect how the comics themselves work. There might be an epic arc for a couple of months, followed (or interrupted) by some silly one off storylines. Not every issue is a major crossover event, some are just, I dunno, Peter Parker trying to pick up the dry-cleaning.

I do agree that the biggest (or any of the biggest) moments in these movies really should not occur after the movie is over.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 July 2019 20:10 (three months ago) link

I went and re-watched Homecoming after seeing this and they're both good, but Homecoming definitely superior. I had forgotten how menacing Keaton was. Still, the cast went a long way for me, and I found them more fun- maybe more relaxed as an ensemble- to watch this time around.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:33 (three months ago) link

I mean the cast in Far from Home vs Homecoming

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:34 (three months ago) link

The car ride Peter takes with Keaton in Homecoming is probably the best moment of suspense filmmaking in this entire enterprise.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 15 July 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

totally! I love keaton's speech - the way it's delivered and staged.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 15 July 2019 21:17 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Good luck with yr fucken Morbius movie you absolute nutsacks.

Amply Drizzled with Pure Luxury (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:58 (two months ago) link

I’m sure they’ll pony up the dough

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:32 (two months ago) link

spider-man has died

ciderpress, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:49 (two months ago) link

Of dysentery

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:12 (two months ago) link

SONY letting Disney figure Spider-Man out for them and then walking away with Disney's ideas and not paying them for it – well, every writer, director, and animator in LA can see why that's funny, is all I'm saying.

— Ben Schwartz !¡!¡ (@benschwartz_) August 21, 2019

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:25 (two months ago) link

Do u really think Sony has wrapped its head around the formula, tho, because...I'm not convinced.

Amply Drizzled with Pure Luxury (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:38 (two months ago) link

Venom >>>> basically all the MCU stuff I've seen tbh

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:40 (two months ago) link

i mean, no, but i respect where you're coming from on that one. it's a terrible movie but an extraordinary viewing experience.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:51 (two months ago) link

the latter negates the former imho

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 04:04 (two months ago) link

absolutely! file under "i loved this, i want to see it again, and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone"

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 04:27 (two months ago) link

Venom was 40 minutes of entertainment and the rest was...a thing

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:30 (two months ago) link

Venom was a barely passable airplane movie. At least I could make out what Hardy was saying most of the time in it.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:32 (two months ago) link

Oi u in pieces bruh

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:38 (two months ago) link

Simon, what percentage of the impetus for seeing Venom in the first place was the puckish, premeditated thrill of disseminating the notion that a widely-panned film was better than the entire MCU slate? 40%? 60?

Amply Drizzled with Pure Luxury (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:38 (two months ago) link

Venom was decent

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:32 (two months ago) link

[Venom was a barely passable airplane movie. At least I could make out what Hardy was saying most of the time in it.]

^^^ Of the three leads, Riz Ahmed was the only watchable actor. Hardy's mumbled New York accent and constant "OMYGOD WHAT'S HAPPENING!?" made me yearn for Nic Cage's nuanced Johnny Blaze. Michelle Williams was low-key and seemed tranquilized. The FX were decent enough.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:11 (two months ago) link

Problem was Upgrade was the same movie but 300 times better

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:36 (two months ago) link

sony pretty much made my favourite superhero movie ever with multiverse and one of my top 5 videogames ever with the ps4 spidey

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:21 (two months ago) link

Upgrade, featuring Other Tom Hardy, was great.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:32 (two months ago) link

Oh I way preferred venom to upgrade

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:45 (two months ago) link

God I hate Disney bootlickers on Twitter

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:51 (two months ago) link

Simon, what percentage of the impetus for seeing Venom in the first place was the puckish, premeditated thrill of disseminating the notion that a widely-panned film was better than the entire MCU slate? 40%? 60?

uh, no percent. I heard it was batshit and endearingly dumb and it was. also, Riz-as-Musk getting owned was pretty cathartic

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 15:02 (two months ago) link

MCU has backed itself into a corner with the entire “important people solving important problems” shtick and has jettisoned a lot of what makes comic books fun.

The Venom movie had some slapstick moments and dumb humor bits that didn’t quite land but having a character that didn’t spend the whole movie deathly afraid of losing control, because he never had it, was a nice departure. The motorcycle chase was actual fun.

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:26 (two months ago) link

MCU has backed itself into a corner with the entire “important people solving important problems” shtick and has jettisoned a lot of what makes comic books fun.

I categorically disagree with this.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:27 (two months ago) link

Among the things I find fun in comic books:

- banter
- heroes facing near-insurmountable odds
- villains who operate off of deception rather than strength
- reality-bending events
- normal people stepping up to impossible tasks

MCU has all of this in spades, IMO

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:30 (two months ago) link

God I hate Disney bootlickers on Twitter

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:51 AM (two hours ago)

wait til they find out why Spiderman isn't public domain despite being nearly 60 yrs old

rob, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:51 (two months ago) link

I appreciate all of those things as well, but I need a healthy dose of joy and wonder

Unfortunately, my writing skills leave a lot to be desired so my Ghost Rider script where a number of background characters are heard to exclaim, “holy shit, that guy’s head is on fire!” is yet to be produced

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:51 (two months ago) link

For joy and wonder, hoping the MCU folds in the FF soon and has a Kirby-esque exploration of the Negative Zone, Blastaar, Annihilus, etc. Would be a nice precursor for the next 22 films culminating in an Annihilation Wave.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:57 (two months ago) link

rob with the key point there: most everything kirby and ub iwerks and co touched should absolutely be in the public hands by now. that it's not is one of the main reasons why we're in this weird nostalgia culture ouroboros in the first place.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:56 (two months ago) link

^^^

also

Stan Lee's daughter sides with Sony over #SpiderMan dispute, says no one could have treated her father "worse than Marvel and Disney's executives:"https://t.co/YlQbWOv8HA pic.twitter.com/GlBdyazD7I

— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) August 22, 2019

Simon H., Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:59 (two months ago) link

real high-quality witness there

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:15 (two months ago) link

Eh, stories about her own relationship with her father haven't exactly been glowing.

ha, xpost

Dez Tekken (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:18 (two months ago) link

is she the one that was accused of elder abuse?

akm, Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

They only had one daughter. (There were many accusations of elder abuse against a variety of parties, though.)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:36 (two months ago) link

(One living daughter, I should clarify - another died three days after birth, so was not accused of committing elder abuse at the age of 69.)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:39 (two months ago) link

nice

Simon H., Thursday, 22 August 2019 20:40 (two months ago) link


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