Ever since it was announced that Donald Glover would be joining the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, there has been speculation over who the Atlanta star would be playing. But it's a fine start to a new Spider-Man franchise, even if nobody except Sony accountants were really asking for one. With 21-year-old Tom Holland signed on for a trilogy of standalone movies, discussion has already turned to the subject of where the upcoming Homecoming sequel could take us. Otherwise, you can just stick with the Spiderman Trilogy or Amazing Spider-Man films for $19.99 and $14.99 respectively. That's what Spider-Man has always been about. From the opening Marvel logo to the end credits (well, after the end credits since it's a Marvel movie) I was grinning so hard I'm pretty sure my face is now stuck that way.
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Here're some reasons this Peter Parker is one-of-a-kind.
For all of its strengths, "Homecoming's" biggest success may be how it manages to avoid stumbling into the same third-act trap that catches so many comic book movies: where the hero, origin story in place, inevitably faces off against a generic opponent in a sequence that carries lots of flash but little narrative weight. And because it's Marvel you know there is post-credits fun and all I'll say is that they have the post-credit scene to end all post-credit scenes, one that manages to pay off existing jokes in the films and poke fun at the audience in a way that even the audience respects. However, they cite a very different movie influence for developing Peter Parker's best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon). Along the way, Parker stumbles across a bigger villain to catch: Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes, a blue collar dad who's just trying to feed his family by moonlighting as Vulture and selling alien weapons to thieves.
Thanks to a quick opening prologue, we know an embittered contractor named Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) has been hoarding and honing the alien technology ever since the aftermath of the Avengers' battle in NY. "You have Beyoncé, you have Rihanna, who are two badass women who just do what they want and they're incredible". Tom Holland played the part to perfection. However, although Marvel and Sony are now on amicable terms, the sharing of characters is still a complicated web of intrigue. We did not want to do the secret identity thing at that point in the MCU.
Also in the scene where Spidey raises himself out the rubble, we see a reflection of Parker's face in a puddle with his homemade mask floating on top.
And secondly, the expressive eyepieces in the low-tech suit: they look extremely similar to Spider-Man Noir's aviator goggles... "Each marker revealed a new animation, created from two days of dedicated motion capture with the actual Spider-Man stunt man".