‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Producer & Cast Discuss Film’s Diversity


Spider-Man: Homecoming early reactions hit the web a couple of days ago and the film, the first Spider-Man film to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has gotten a largely positive response. The cast, which features Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Tony Revolori, is probably one of the most diverse films to grace the MCU.

At the Spider-Man: Homecoming press conference in New York this weekend, producer Amy Pascal and the rest of the cast praised the film’s diversity. Revolori thinks it’s “wonderful” and that it’s the “diversity we need in Hollywood.”

“It’s wonderful. When you see the film, there’s not a single line of exposition as to explain why I look the way I look, and I think that’s wonderful. That I just am in the movie; it’s not about a certain race, it’s not about doing anything. I think that’s the diversity we need in Hollywood now.”

Revolori also extended his thanks Pascal, Kevin Feige, and director Jon Watts, saying: “Thank you to Jon, Amy, and Kevin for casting a 5’ 8” brown guy” to play Flash Thompson, a traditionally white character in the comics.

Pascal was asked what inspired her and the rest of Sony and Marvel to cast such a multiracial cast and her response was a great one.

“I would say the inspiration for it was reality.”

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tony Revolori, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

A young Peter Parker (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 will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: Vulture

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Top Moments From The New Trailer

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Spider-Man HomecomingA brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming made its debut during the Sony Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas, with studio chief Tom Rothman, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, producer Amy Pascal, director Jon Watts and the web-slinger himself, Tom Holland, taking the stage to present it to the crowd.

While the rest of the world had to wait an extra day to see it, Marvel and Sony finally released the sneak peek online, giving us another look at Spidey’s first solo adventure set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The trailer was packed with awesome moments, but some of them stood out more than others, so we’re counting them down.

Let’s take a look at the best moments from the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

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