While Paramount’s R-Rated film reboot of the hit ’90s series Baywatch may have dominated social media for the week of May 15-21 over Wonder Woman and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with 58,524 conversations, what might be the biggest shocker is that the upcoming animated adventure comedy The Emoji Movie managed to overtake Spider-Man: Homecoming on social media just six weeks ahead of the film’s release in theaters.
According to ComScore and its PreAct service, The Emoji Movie starring Anna Farris, T.J. Miller, and Sir Patrick Stewart, which doesn’t open in theaters until July 28, came in fourth place as it generated 38,571 new conversations online after the debut of the film’s first full-length trailer. Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first solo outing for Tom Holland as the web crawler landed in fifth as it only managed a total of 26,292 new conversations.
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!