While every installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is highly anticipated, Spider-Man: Homecoming is on another level of hype. Tom Holland's first solo film as the character, Homecoming will cement Peter Parker's place in the shared universe while also helping to expand the MCU as a whole. Spidey is one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time, so the fandom is thrilled to see him interacting with favorites like Tony Stark and Happy Hogan, as well as newcomers like Michael Keaton's Vulture and Zendaya's mysterious new character. One of the signature aspects of MCU films is post-credits scenes, and now we know how many to expect when audiences get to finally sit in the theater for the film.
A screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered last night in New York City, and CinemaBlend's own Sean O'Connell was one of the many in attendance. It turns out that Homecoming has two different credits scenes; one of these scenes is toward the middle, while another is at the very tail end of the credits. So have another handful of popcorn and get comfy, because you won't want to leave your seat after the film's runtime is completed.
It should be interesting to see how Spider-Man: Homecoming utilizes its post-credits scenes. Usually at least one of each film's credit scenes tease the next installment in the MCU. In the case of Homecoming, the next movie would be Thor: Ragnarok. Although it's unlikely that Peter Parker will be involved with that mystical adventure, so perhaps the final post-credits teases his eventual appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Spidey will be teaming up with the Avengers and Guardians to battle Thanos, so he's going to need to be taken a bit more seriously by the likes of Tony Stark.
Early reception for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been absolutely fantastic. The film has been praised for Tom Holland's leading role, the supporting cast, and the great use of comedy. And while audiences are fresh off of James Gunn's hilarious Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, both films use humor in different ways.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will help expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rather than focusing on the uber rich adults in the universe, the new film will show how regular people in NY are reacting to an extraordinary world filled with Hulks and alien invasions. And because the film is set in Queens, the cast is the MCU's most diverse, featuring a variety of people of color. Past Marvel films have been criticized for being mostly focused on white men, and while Tom Holland is still included in this demographic, the rest of the cast helps to diversify the shared universe, as well as feature younger characters than we'd ever seen before.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will arrive in theaters on July 7th. In the meantime, check our full 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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