The best Spider-Man movie in years?
After making his debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man is now able to try Spider-Man: Homecoming on his own. From Thursday next to the cinema! If you are curious what movies are going to be featured in the movies this week and the next few weeks, then check out our monthly tips.
Direction: Jon Watts | Cast: Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Michael Keaton (Adrian Toomes / Vulture), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Zendaya (Michelle) et al. | Scenario: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley et al. | Duration: 133 minutes | Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Kijkwijzer: 12
Following his meeting with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Holland) returns home, accompanied by his new mentor Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), where he lives with his aunt May (Tomei). Peter tries to pick up his daily life while dreaming of working with the Avengers and saving the world. When the new villain The Vulture (Keaton) gets into his life, he brings Peters family and friends at risk.
Spidey in the MCU
After two attempts, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Sony decided that it could not. Somehow, the movies failed to succeed, and so Marvel began talking about a return of the character to the MCU. Marvel wanted to return him for a long time, so the studio only enjoyed this.
Negotiation was revealed by leaked e-mails from Sony. That studio was in great hurry with the movie The Interview in 2014 and was hacked. The mails found their way to the internet and there was a whole range of mails that showed that there were conversations between Marvel and Sony. That deal seemed to run a lot, but it eventually turned out to go on. That led to the presence of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and the rest of the MCU.
The deal is also interesting. Marvel did not pay a penny to have Spider-Man in his franchise. Instead, Sony will be able to keep Spider-Man’s complete return on Homecoming. And Marvel the merchandise proceeds. The whole is quite pragmatic and also covers other movies. MCU movies with Spider-Man do not make up for Sony. And vice versa, Sony’s movies with Spidey do not matter to Marvel. Perhaps this could lead to the studio agreeing to share a character. Normally, such a thing does not happen, just think of Fox and Marvel who did not agree on sharing Quicksilver, making them both their own version.
It looks good for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The MCU movie has been received with enthusiasm. At RottenTomatoes, the film has a 7.6 to 79 counted reviews, of which 92 percent is positive. “Spider-Man: Homecoming does what a second reboot can, and delivers a colorful, fun adventure that fits well in the wider MCU without shredding in franchise buildings.”
Box office performance
It is expected that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be doing well. Sony is launching a $ 100 million opening week in the United States, which is better than the $ 62 million opened by The Amazing Spider Man. It is also more than, for example, MCU movie Doctor Strange, which opened $ 85 million. In short, it seems to be a hit, especially for Sony of course.
Also the total earnings will be good at last. Homecoming would eventually convert around 250 to 300 million dollars in the United States. The rest of the world would still be good for at least 400 to 500 million dollars, which could cost the movie about 640 to 800 million dollars.
Bryan Cranston wanted to play the villain of this movie, to be specific, to see Green Goblin’s role for himself. After J.K. Simmons already played in three Spider-Man films by Sam Raimi J. Jonah Jameson, he wanted to do that now too. But after he was cast as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League. Keeped those stories. The first reference to Spidey in the MCu was made in Ant-Man.