Contrary to popular belief and a questionable poster design that just dropped, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is not the lead character in Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, RDJ did recently say that – while he hasn’t seen the film yet – he’s heard that fans who have caught test screenings have given high praise to the movie.
Downey Jr. recently held a Facebook livestream announcing a couple of surprise giveaways, but he also took a few questions from fans in the discussion. Naturally, questions of test screenings popped up, and Downey Jr. explained that things were going remarkably well from what he had heard:
“This Homecoming thing turned out very well… People have been starting early screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and they say it’s absolutely a 10 out of 10. I certainly enjoyed participating in it, and I think this will be one of the big Summer hits. Anyway, these L.A. premieres are usually pretty fun.”
The statement can be seen at about 4:55 in the video below. While test screenings can produce different results (such as with Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 getting a perfect score with test screenings and having actual scores that fell a little short of the original), the process is usually a pretty reliable way of measuring how audiences will actually receive a movie, as recent superhero hits like Wonder Woman and Logan can attest to. In any case, it seems likely that existing MCU fans are going to love the movie all the same.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer). Donald Glover and Tyne Daly are also part of the cast in unspecified roles. A sequel is planned for release on July 5, 2019.
95 New Images From The Latest ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer
We are a few months away from the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming as Tom Holland swings back into the theaters as the iconic Marvel web-slinger. This morning we got the second trailer of the upcoming Marvel/Sony film as we got a closer look at Michael Keaton as The Vulture, Spidey’s home-made suit and a lot more. Check out the full gallery below, but be aware of some potential spoilers.
“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.”
The cast includes 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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on Friday, July 7.
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