The Spider-Man: Homecoming first official trailer was launched at the end of last week on December 8th, and has so far amassed over 5 million views on YouTube and set the internet on fire amongst critics and fans. Not bad for a trailer that has been out less than a week. The thing is, do we really need another Spider-Man movie?
This latest attempt at a Spider-Man movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has done so well at bringing our favourite superheroes to life over the last 8 years. It will, however, be the sixth movie of the famous web-slinger.
Spider-Man first came to our screens back in 2002 when Tobey Maguire played the title role. The movie itself was relatively successful and it covered the origin story of Spider-Man. It was the sequels where things started to go wrong and the movie series was eventually cancelled in 2007. Pretty certain the scene from Spiderman 3 when Toby Maguire was dancing around in public while playing host to the symbiote was the final nail in the coffin.
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After a lengthy break it was announced that the Spider-Man franchise would be rebooted and in 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man was released. This time Andrew Garfield played the role of the web-slinger and the story focused on how his powers developed while still in school. A sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), followed shortly a few years later but the franchise was cancelled shortly after.
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Our latest installment of Spider-Man, this time played by Tom Holland, is set to be released in 2017 but we were introduced to the character in Captain America: Civil War at the start of 2016. The story carries on from this point as a very young Peter Parker/Spider-Man learns to deal with his newly found powers.
The big question is whether or not Spider-Man will be a huge success this time or is it going to turn into another Fantastic Four joke, where we have learned that no matter how many times you redo the franchise it still sucks.
Marvel has certainly approached it correctly by not jumping straight into a standalone movie and introduced him into an already successful franchise, therefore being able to gain valuable feedback without the risk of making a dive-bomb movie. The trailer itself does dictate a very modern and funny approach to the Spider-Man story, a proven formula to work in other superhero movies, e.g. Deadpool, and it of course does no harm by including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in the movie.
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So far Spider-Man: Homecoming appears to be on the right track. As we get closer to the release date and more trailers are released we will get a firmer idea of what to expect. Personally, we are all huge fans of the web-slinger and all/most of us grew up watching the animated series. Hopefully this time round they will get it right and we won’t have a repeat of the Fantastic Four.
What do you think of the movie? Are you looking forward to it or do you think there is no need for another? Leave a comment below to give us your input.