Awards shows are usually boring affairs. It doesn’t matter who’s putting them on, it is guaranteed to be a three to four hour snoozefest that only people in the industry will love. Like anything though, there may be moments during the show that may end up being noteworthy and worth discussion and the MTV Movie Awards have given us just that.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected in theaters this July and what better time to start getting the masses excited for the movie than during an award show? The scene in question is a simple one. Peter Parker as Spider-Man arrives home and is caught by his friend Ned Leeds. The scene speaks for itself but for my money, is a great harbinger of things to come from this movie.
Sony Pictures was in quite the pickle after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to wow audiences. The movie, despite the effort of everyone involved, was a mess, trying to do way too much in the little time it had afforded. Instead of letting a story organically grow, they tried their best to set the stage for seven million spin offs and sequels that would never come since the movie was so unfocused. Thankfully, Sony saw the light of day and decided that it would be in their best interest to let Marvel carry the work load in terms of story. It also helped that Spider-Man would be dropped into the MCU so that the new Spider-Man movies could include characters like Iron Man and Captain America.
This scene in the movie is a great homage to the work Brian Bendis created in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books from Marvel. The character of Ned Leeds is a throwback to the character Ganke Lee from Ultimate Spider-Man. Ganke is a friend of Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man in the comics. Ned Leeds is the name of a character in the original Spider-Man series however. He eventually becomes the Hobgoblin. I doubt this character in the movie will become the Hobgoblin but…you never know.
I also loved Peter’s classmate near the end of the trailer. The way she grills Peter about what he may be hiding only to laugh it off as a joke and showing her indifference was a scene stealer for me. I don’t know her name or the character she’s playing but I really want to see more from her in this movie.
So what did you think of the scene? Were you expecting more from the movie or were you excited with what you saw? Do you think Sony will find a way to screw this movie up? What would you like to see from Spider-Man: Homecoming? Sound off in the comments section below.
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