One of the surprises during Marvel’s Comic-Con 2016 panel was a tease for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film is an unprecedented collaboration between Sony Pictures—which owns the rights to the Spider-Man character—and Marvel Studios, as the two came together to craft the best possible Spider-Man reboot they could. The deal sees Marvel taking the creative lead on the project and including the Spider-Man character as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while the film is still a year off from release, Marvel—with director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland in tow—debuted the very first footage to eager fans at Comic-Con.
Shortly after dropping the footage, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub got a chance to speak briefly with Watts backstage. The filmmaker discussed the oddity of showing off footage while they’re still smack dab in the middle of shooting, and also talked about the new design for the film’s villain, Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Watts teased that they wanted to differentiate the character from previous Spider-Man films, which is why they decided on a much more tech-based costume rather than something organic.
Watch the video interview above and check out a time index of topics discussed below. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017 and also stars Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Abraha Attah, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, and Robert Downey Jr.
- :07 – Talks about coming to Comic-Con while he’s still in the middle of filming.
- :37 – Teases Vulture and talks about the tech-based approach to his costume.
- 2:18 – The production schedule and shooting locations.
- 2:45 – Is he shooting the film for 3D? Teases the soundtrack and score.