With director Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Homecoming opening this weekend, last week I landed an exclusive interview with Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Laura Harrier. They talked about memorable moments from filming, who ruined the most takes and why, what they did together off set, who was the first person they told when they landed their roles, and more.
As most of you know, Spider-Man: Homecoming takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and features Peter Parker trying to adjust to life back in High School while trying to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Martin Starr, Tony Revolori, Michael Barbieri, and Angourie Rice. For more on the film, read Matt Goldberg’s review.
Finally, as a long-time Spider-Man fan that grew up reading all the comics, I’m happy to report Spider-Man: Homecoming is everything I wanted it to be and so much more. Not only does it have a great script, fantastic action, and perfect casting, it captures what it would really be like to be 15 years old and trying to fight crime without enough life experience. Also, while Marvel makes some great movies, I think we can all agree the weak link is some of the antagonists. That’s not the case with Michael Keaton’s Vulture. He’s a great three-dimensional villain where you can understand his motivations and empathize with what he’s trying to do. Trust me, there is no way you see Spider-Man: Homecoming and walk out disappointed.
Check out what Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Laura Harrier had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis and some images from the film. Spider-Man Homecoming is in theaters July 7th.
Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Laura Harrier:
- How everyone loves the film.
- Who was the first person they told when they were cast?
- What did they do as a group off set?
- Memorable moments from filming.
Who ruined the most takes and why?
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 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.