Earlier this morning, I reported that DC's Justice League had just wrapped principal photography, and now I get to report similar news on the Marvel front. Tom Holland, star of Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, has announced that filming has wrapped for the exciting new Spidey reboot.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts, and will continue to expand the world of the new iteration of Peter Parker that we were introduced to in Captain America: Civil War. The journey to this film has been fascinating, as it all only came together after Sony's second attempt at Spider-Man failed to catch fire. Shortly after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony began to rethink all of their big, laborious, expensive expansion plans for the character and a cinematic universe built around his mythos.
We broke the story, in early 2015, that Sony and Marvel Studios were working on a secret deal that would allow for a new version of Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We let you all know that Andrew Garfield was out, that a very youthful high school-age Parker was going to lead the way, that Tony Stark was going to appear in the film, and that Spidey would appear in Captain America: Civil War. I also eventually broke the scoop that Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) was going to be the man responsible for Spider-Man's suit.
So watching Spider-Man: Homecoming come together from afar, piece by piece, and see all of our valuable intel get confirmed has been fun. With the film now heading into post-production, we're inching closer to the arrival of this new- and definitive- take on our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
It's funny to think that Latino-Review launched some 16 years ago because Sam Raimi was filming Spider-Man 15 minutes from my house in Queens, and Kellvin was there to snap pictures of Tobey Maguire chasing after a school bus while my best friend was scooping ice cream at the Baskin Robbins on that corner. Latino-Review, and now LRM, love being your home for all things Spider-Man, and we've got to thank ol' webhead for a long and fruitful friendship.
As for Spider-Man: Homecoming, if the glimpses we were given in Captain America: Civil War are any indication, this is going to be a Spider-Man film for the ages.