Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the wall crawlers first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning this version of Peter Parker grew up in a world occupied by other superheroes and witnessed world changing catastrophes. Perhaps the most significant of these events was the Battle of New York, where The Avengers introduced themselves to the world while taking on the Chitauri army led by Loki. In an interview with i09, actor Tom Holland and director Jon Watts discussed how future films might explore how the battle affected young Peter Parker, who would have been close to the action while living in Queens.
Holland expressed his interest in exploring how the battle changed Peter:
“It’s something that I’m very interested in and I know [Marvel president] Kevin [Feige] is too. I think it’s important to go back and see that Peter has been a person in this universe since the beginning. It’s something I’d like to revisit but whether we do, that’s a question for the creators.”
“You have to think about two really big events. The one is seeing Tony Stark on TV, revealing to the world that he’s Iron Man. That would be so dramatic. Then, yes, the events at the end of Avengers would be a big deal to a little kid. And I think that might be something that would be worth exploring.”
The MCU films and shows, particularly those set in or around New York, have not shied away from exploring the ramifications of the battle. Daredevil‘s first season centered around Wilson Fisk’s exploitation of the effort to rebuild Hell’s Kitchen and various MCU antagonists have made use of the discarded Chitauri weapons. So, it would not be outside the realm of possibility for future MCU films to explore how the Battle of New York shaped a young Peter Parker. Would you like to see that angle explored? Share your thoughts below!
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.
10 Spider-Man Villains Ready For The Big Screen
Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even hit the big screen yet and fans are already clamoring for more Spider-Man. Second only to Batman, Spider-Man has the most threatening and entertaining rogues gallery in all comics. With countless TV shows and 5 movies already under his belt, it’s up to the creative folks over at Sony and Marvel to ensure his future on-screen adventures feel different from everything that’s come before.
Part of making sure any sequels to Homecoming feel fresh is featuring villains who haven’t already been used on the big screen. Sorry Green Goblin fans, but I never want to see Spider-Man fight an Osborne in theaters again. I’m already annoyed that I’ve seen Peter’s origin two times in the movies, so I really don’t want to see him take down the same villains again and again.
Is your favorite villain not on the list? Well head to the comments and tell me who I forgot to include!
Hit the Next button for a crash course on some of the villains who should fight Spider-Man on the big screen in the future.