Despite strong performances from Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man movies did not work. They were joyless, convoluted, and confusing. They lost sight of Spider-Man in their quest to build up a franchise, and the films suffered as a result. Ironically, Spider-Man falling into the mega-franchise that is the MCU might be the best thing that’s happened to the character. Judging by the trailers, Spider-Man: Homecoming is light, fun, and while it has a serious villain and real stakes, it seems to have a good sense of making this a story about a high school kid who wants to tackle big challenges. Tom Holland already sold us on his take when he appeared in Captain America: Civil War, so now I’m eager to see him get his own movie.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “SPIDER-MAN”. The screening is on Wednesday, June 28th at 7pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming below. The film opens June 28th and also stars Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming:
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 superhero 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.