As Spider-Man’s official entry in the MCU, this was certainly a welcome homecoming. In one of the most heartbreaking deaths in all of comics, Spider-Man’s attempt to catch his falling girlfriend with webbing backfires when the sudden stop breaks her neck (more or less played out by Emma Stone in The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
Sony agreed to share the Spider-man rights for the movie Captain America: Civil War. And now, like all obedient franchises, they’re trying to start all over again, this time with the much more age-appropriate Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: Homecoming“.
One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider-Man for the past 15 years. Played by Elizabeth Banks in Spidey 1-3, Brant is personal secretary to Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson and a side-love interest for Peter Parker.
So, could we see Vulture return in the sequel?
The guy’s got his own flying suit, made with alien-material left over from an Avengers fight that his company was hired to clean up for salvage. So life-threatening is Keaton’s villainy, our heart goes out to Spidey as he gets thrashed, dropped from the skies and buried under tons of rubble.
If Spider-Man had accepted his place alongside Iron Man, we know that he would obviously have done plenty of good down the line with his gifts. She eventually graduates and works at the Daily Bugle with Peter Parker. Ned also ends up working at the Bugle and he marries Betty Brant.
Flash Thompson is Peter’s main high school bully. He hosted the Venom symbiote for a short time too.
Judging by this, and the fact there is word that Miles Morales is in the MCU already we could be seeing the set up to having a new Spider-Man introduced in the future.
Tyne Daly’s character, Ann Marie Hoag, actually exists in the comics. When events led to Spider-Man and his family being homeless (house burned down by a dang villain), Tony let them stay in Stark Tower and even built him a new costume dubbed the Iron Spider armor. Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Hopefully we get a look at him sooner rather than later.
The principal at Peter’s school is Principal Morita. “As you can see in this, my big stretch is being from Brooklyn but playing from Queens”, she said.
An early survey of Thursday night moviegoers showed strong support for “Spider-Man: Homecoming“, with 48% rating it “excellent” and another 38% as “very good”, according to comScore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak. But Aunt May only ever interacts with Peter and Ned, and also she is attractive. Her powers are similar to his with some small differences.
But the music is more than an Easter egg for fans. Zendaya manages to pack the character with abundant personality in the few scenes she has, strongly piquing our interest to see what she can do with a bigger role in the next installment.
When Feig created the short-lived, now-revered NBC series, the period high-school comedy boasted mostly unknowns, but one of its first actors to become entwined with Spider-Man was James Franco.