Best Scene in Spider-Man Homecoming

(Welcome to Great Moments in MCU History, where we fondly recall great little bits that made us fall in love with the MCU.)

Spider-Man! What a cutie pie. After a couple goes with actors who looked to be in their early 30s (but in a very handsome way, fellas), we finally got to see what an actual young person might bring to the big screen as Peter Parker. It turns out High School is a good age for Spider-Man. Who knew?

A smaller Spider-Man meant smaller Spider-Man stories, but the MCU had no problem introducing their most famous character as little more than a spice in the Superhero stew that was Captain America: Civil War. What would normally be their biggest character introduction ever was more of a charming comedy scene where Iron Man hits on Aunt May, and audiences ate it up.

Of course, Spider-Man would eventually get his own movie(s). A character that big, played with the amount of charm wielded by Tom Holland, isn’t something you let go to waste, especially if you’re the MCU. But that doesn’t mean they put their new hero in the middle of a galactic war or anything (that would come with the next movie). Instead, Spider-Man: Homecoming is just a little film about a little hero dealing with little things. And through these modest pursuits, it also contains one of the MCU’s most menacing scenes.

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Doaly Jaws Print and More Bottleneck Gallery Releases

Bottleneck Gallery is continuing their big week of pop culture art reveals in honor of the canceled San Diego Comic-Con. Even though the convention will live on virtually next week, there are a bunch of artists who were planning on releasing new prints for sale to the hordes of fans on the show floor. But now, Bottleneck Gallery is releasing them online.

Today’s line-up of prints includes Spider-Man: Homecoming by Matt Ferguson, the classic Golden Age version of Wonder Woman from Tom Whalen, the characters of Batman Beyond by Dave Perillo, a terrifying print for The Dark Knight from Jack C. Gregory, and a gorgeous Jaws print by Doaly, which provides a unique take on the classic movie poster by Roger Kastel. Check them all out below and find out when you can get them. Read More »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Scene Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s recreation of an episode of The FBI compares to the original series from 1965. Plus, stuntmen react to work from Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man, and find out some fun facts about how the Toy Story franchise has evolved in the 25 years since the original Pixar movie debuted.

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Morbius MCU Connection

The first trailer for Morbius arrived today, teasing a character from Marvel Comics who typically has connections to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Since it was announced, the film has always been considered a Spider-Man spin-off like Venom, but the first footage revealed today paints a confusing picture as to whether or not this movie connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or if it will take place in the universe established by Venom where there seems to be no Spider-Man. In fact, there’s even one detail that appears to reference the version of Spider-Man from Sam Raimi‘s trilogy of films. Read More »

Spider-Man Movies on Disney+

Today brought the launch of Disney+, and while not all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are available today, more will be added as time goes on so that you can enjoy everything that Marvel Studios has to offer on the streaming service. However, it sounds like there will be two movies that won’t make it to the streaming service, and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. As of now, Disney has no plans to host the Marvel Studios Spider-Man movies on Disney+. Read More »

spider-man disney deal

Fans of Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man breathed a sigh of relief when Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios announced that they had come to an agreement over the beloved webslinger’s fate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe last month. It was the triumphant end of what seemed like a viciously fought battle on both sides — Sony holding the movie rights to Spider-Man, Disney demanding higher profits, Marvel and its fans caught in the middle. Holland rallied fans to demand that Sony and Disney make peace in this “feud” so that Spider-Man could stay in the MCU, and a deal was finally struck. But two Disney and Sony executives now claim that the two companies would have come to this result regardless of all the hoopla surrounding it.

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donald glover spider-man far from home

Donald Glover has had a longstanding relationship with the character of Spider-Man. A viral online campaign to get him cast as the next webslinger after Tobey Maguire was so popular that the actor has basically become a part of Spider-Man lore himself. Easter eggs in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reference him, and Glover even got cast to first voice Miles Morales in the animated Ultimate Spider-Man. And, of course, there was that cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

But what about its sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home? Screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers revealed that they initially planned to bring back Glover’s character from Homecoming to the sequel, but the cameo was ultimately scrapped.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Spider-Man

Remember Gwyneth Paltrow in Spider-Man: Homecoming? If not, don’t feel too bad – she forgot about it, too. The actress has a quick cameo near the end of the movie, but that’s apparently news to her. Paltrow appears on Jon Favreau’s new Netflix series The Chef Show, in which Favreau – who was also in Homecoming – remind the actress of their scene together. The revelation seems to utterly baffle Paltrow. Watch her reaction below.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Video Essay

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a new video essay from Lessons from the Screenplay explores a pivotal scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming where the big villain twist is revealed and the car ride that follows. Plus, James Cameron looks back at some of the most memorable scenes from his movies, and a retrospective video takes a closer look at X-Men: The Animated Series. Read More »

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spider-man homecoming revisited

(Welcome to Road to Endgame, where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition: Spider-Man: Homecoming offers an on-the-ground perspective of the Avengers’ world, but little else)

The film’s “Homecoming” sub-title sent a singular message to fans worldwide: this was Spider-Man back where he belonged, at the House of Ideas, alongside characters he’d shared the page with for over 50 years. In order to re-establish him, Marvel Studios would need to answer a key question following his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War:

Where does Spider-Man fit in a world of Avengers?

The resultant film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, answers in great detail. It weaves this question into its text, and in doing so, it even adds dramatic heft to the post-Civil War character arc of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the studio’s flagship character. However, in the process, the story of Spider-Man himself is left wanting.

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