‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Producer Wants References To ‘The Defenders’

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' producer Eric Carroll says that he would like to see references to 'The Defenders' characters including Daredevil and Luke Cage.


While the Marvel Studios films and television series’ exist within the same shared universe, they have largely remained separated with the exception of the odd Avengers reference or two on the Netflix shows. However, with Spider-Man set to headline his first MCU film, fans have wondered if the web slinger might acknowledge his fellow New York City heroes. In an interview with Screen Rant, Spider-Man: Homecoming producer commented on the possibility of hearing references to the heroes of the Marvel Netflix shows in the wall crawlers first MCU solo outing.

Carroll explained that Spider-Man: Homecoming won’t feature references to The Defenders heroes like Daredevil or Luke Cage, but suggested that nods to the characters may be possible in the future.

“Not specifically referenced in this movie, no. I think that’s something we all think would be really fun and it’s definitely a card I would love to see played, if not sooner rather than later. But as of now, it’s not referenced in this movie.”

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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.

Source: Screen Rant

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