While on the red carpet for Ghostbusters, Sony Pictures Chairman, Tom Rothman spoke to IGN about their upcoming Marvel movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“Here’s the thing I can tell you: We’re really, really fortunate on this because Marvel and Kevin Feige have really embraced the character, and nobody knows it as well as Marvel,” – “It is another crown jewel of Sony’s for sure.”
Rothman further explains this meaning:
“It’s relevant to the story because it takes place in high school and there is a scene — that I guess I can give a little thing — at a homecoming dance. I’ve actually seen the dailies of it because we already did the high school shooting of it in the first couple weeks. It’s fantastic! But it’s also a homecoming to Marvel. And a homecoming to the cinematic universe that Spider-Man belongs in. So it’s a pretty unprecedented deal between two studios, but we’re really proud of it. And all I can tell you is, those guys at Marvel — I think the technical term is — they know their sh-t.”
Rothman also praised Tom Holland’s performance, and how this is now the definitive Spider-Man
“This is it. This is that character in all of its youthful complications and ‘I have to save the world and get my chemistry homework done.'”
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car and Clown), and based on a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses and Vacation) . The cast features Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. It also includes Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Laura Harrier, Kenneth Choi, Michael Barbieri and Logan Marshall-Green.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.