There are few superheroes with more well-established silver screen histories than Spider-Man. Ever Since Sam Raimi brought the character to life almost 20 years ago, Peter Parker has consistently endeared himself to audiences with his high flying adventures through the New York skyline. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get its very own Spider-Man adventure with the release of Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming and Tom Holland recently shared yet another excellent photo from the set. Check it out below to see for yourself.
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Tom Holland recently posted the above photo to his personal Instagram account, and I think it's safe to say that this picture of him collaborating with Michael Keaton and director Jon Watts has only added to our anticipation for Spider-Man: Homecoming -- which we didn't even think was possible. It's difficult to pick out specific plot details from this photo, but it appears to come from a sequence in the latter half of the film in which Peter Parker (Holland) tries to take on Vulture (Keaton) without Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) help. The dark warehouse is a location that has been seen in several of the film's trailers, and the fact that Tom Holland is wearing his homemade Spider-Man outfit (and not his Stark Industries suit from Civil War) seems like a solid indication that he's trying to go it alone.
That idea of Peter Parker fighting his own battle and seeking his own independence will play a significant role in the overarching themes of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Jon Watts has made it abundantly clear that he has taken ample inspiration from the work of John Hughes in the creation of this movie, and the mentality and lifestyle of a teenager will factor heavily into the characterization of Spider-Man throughout the upcoming film. This is ultimately a big shift for the Spider-Man franchise as a whole because Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films (as well as Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films) often eschewed the ideas of youth to get Peter out of high school as quickly as possible. Now it seems that we're going to see far more of Peter dealing with the trials and tribulations of puberty, so facing off in a life or death battle with a substantially older villain like Vulture makes plenty of sense.
Check out the recently released trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming below:
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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