Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the wall crawlers first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with two feature film versions of the character having been created before, delivering a new experience for audiences became the goal for the team behind the film. Fortunately, with nearly 52 years of history in comic books, there are a number of Spider-Man stories that have yet to be adapted on the big screen. In an interview with Premiere, actor Tom Holland revealed which famous comic book storyline he would like to see in a future Spider-Man film.
Holland revealed that he would like to see the Clone Saga storyline adapted on screen:
“There are so many things we have not seen in Spider-Man yet … I want to use bad guys never seen in movies. The first films were so traditional, and so scrupulously followed the character’s classic plot … So there’s a lot of stuff left in stock. The Clone Saga, for example. It would be so cool… I could play seven characters. That means seven checks! And I like the idea of having characters in front of Spider-Man who have the same powers as him. … It would make sense, because cloning is more or less coming true. It would make sense to talk about that. Like a villain who would say, ‘This kid has super powers, I want twenty like him who fight for me. I’ll take one of his hairs and try to clone him.’ And obviously, it would go wrong!”
Personally, I would be perfectly fine without ever seeing the Clone Saga on the big screen, to say the least. What do you think? Would you like to see Spider-Man take on his doppelgangers or is the controversial storyline better left on the pages of comic books?
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.
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.