Jon Watts interview

Set visit interviews are always dependent on what’s happening that day, so when I was on the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home last August, it wasn’t too surprising to learn we wouldn’t have time to speak with director Jon Watts in person. He was deep into production at that point, trying to nail down a dialogue scene between several actors and allowing them to riff and try alternate lines in take after take to find the perfect tonal mixture for the scene.

But Watts made time to jump on the phone with me and one other journalist a few months later for a conversation about putting Spider-Man and Nick Fury in a room together, avoiding “second movie bloat,” and much more. Read More »

spider-man far from home set visit

Tom Holland sprints around a Venice street corner, skids to a stop, and turns to shield himself as a blast of water slams into a nearby bridge, blowing it into pieces which whiz past him. Peter Parker is facing off against a villain made of water, and our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t exactly in familiar territory – the streets of Italy are a far cry from Queens, New York.

It’s August 2018, and I’m on the set of Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. The production will be heading to the real Venice shortly, but in the meantime, they’ve rebuilt a massive section of the city above a water tank on the Warner Bros. lot just outside of London where they can safely control stunts like this one, in which the famous Rialto Bridge explodes. Keep reading to discover everything I learned on the set of the new sequel, including the level of involvement for characters like Nick Fury and Maria Hill, the surprising truth about Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, details about Spidey’s new costume, and much more. Read More »

Spider-Man Far From Home multiverse

Avengers: Endgame was a significant marker of the end of an era, but it’s looking like it will have even more profound repercussions than we could have anticipated. The first wave of which we’ll see in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, which directly deals with the fallout of the climactic Avengers film, both on a micro and macro level. That’s right, we’re talking multiverse here, folks.

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Spider-Man Far From Home

When the world last saw Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, he was dusted away in Avengers: Infinity War and left plenty of dusty eyes in theaters around the globe thanks to his emotional exit. Disney is being coy about whether or not he appears in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re only two months away from the release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now a new photo has surfaced of Spidey shaking hands with Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Mysterio, who seems to be an ally this time around. But can he be trusted?
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Spider-Man Far From Home

Spider-Man may be getting a costume change in Spider-Man: Far From Home. While new duds are expected with every Marvel film (got to sell more of those toys), this new Spider-Suit may be familiar to fans who are eager to get a hint at what the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be about.

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Spider-Man Homecoming sequel

Better reinforce some hallways: the cinematographer behind Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and The Defenders has just landed the same gig for the Spider-Man Homecoming sequel. Matthew Lloyd will handle director of photography duties for the still-untitled Homecoming follow-up.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Honest Trailer

Now that Spider-Man: Homecoming is out on home video (and Screen Junkies has taken care of their workplace sexual harassment scandal), we can take the time to enjoy some fun being poked at your friendly neighborhood wallcrawler.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming Honest Trailer has no problem reminding us that this is the second time the comic franchise has been rebooted this decade, not to mention honing in on the fact that this new millennial Spider-Man doesn’t ever really seem to suffer any consequences for his mistakes and ill-advised actions. Watch below! Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Sequel Director

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a certified hit all around. Not only is it sitting high with a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the movie has already pulled in over $472 million worldwide after being in theaters for just under two weeks. The success of the movie can definitely be attributed to the reboot of the webslinger being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one of the main reasons the movie turned out so well is because of director Jon Watts, and both Sony and Marvel have decided to keep him around.
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spider man homecoming sequel

Spider-Man: Homecoming has enough buzz and critical praise — as well as estimates of a $100 million opening weekend at the box office — to all but greenlight and usher in the next few Spider-Man movies with star Tom Holland. But while fans are clamoring for more, director Jon Watts still won’t confirm if he’ll return to helm the sequel.

It’s lucky then that we have Holland and his notoriously loose lips to give us hope that Watts will be back to direct the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Marvel should really keep a tight leash on this kid.

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spider-man homecoming theme

For some fans, it goes without saying that Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t just a title that describes what’s happening in the high school life of the superhero’s young alter ego Peter Parker (Tom Holland). It’s also evocative of the fact that the webslinger is finally back home where he belongs, in the same cinematic universe as his other Marvel Comics comrades, the Avengers.

Spider-Man: Homecoming gives us the spectacular version of the webslinger that fans have been waiting to see. It stands out from the rest of the adaptations, including the more favored original iteration directed by Sam Raimi and portrayed by Tobey Maguire, simply because it introduces a dynamic that has been lacking from the Spider-Man franchises thus far. Not only does it combine the trials and tribulations of high school life with the dangers of being a secret superhero, but it also gives Spider-Man a much larger world to play in, one that may be more intimidating than the wallcrawler himself even realizes.

Read on for more in our full Spider-Man Homecoming review. Read More »