Spider-Man: Homecoming is off to a great start with a $117 million domestic opening. Tom Holland is the new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and is thankfully here to stay. Spider-Man: Homecoming brought a lot to the table including one of the better villains in the MCU. Michael Keaton’s Vulture was a complete surprise and served the story well. However, there were quite a few surprises in store for fans of the MCU including an appearance by someone who we haven’t seen in quite a while.
That all being said, there are many reasons to really enjoy the newest #SpiderMan film. These films have been able to bring the comic books to life in new and inventive ways. #SpiderManHomecoming is the most recent film to do this. Here are five things we’ve never seen in any of the Spider-Man movies… until now.
1. The Way Peter Swings Around Queens
Out of all the Spider-Man films, we’ve only seen Peter Parker swing around the city of Manhattan. In Spider-Man: Homecoming we see a different side of Peter Parker while he’s trying to make his way around Queens. Peter has to find a different means of transportation to get around even when he’s wearing the Spidey-Suit. This includes riding on top of a train, on a car, or even hoofing it himself.
There’s a hilarious moment in the movie which definitely gives us a better idea of the struggles Peter goes through. At one point, his webbing doesn’t latch onto anything and he must run across a golf course with no extra help.
2. Peter’s Upgraded Suit
Spidey’s suit was made by Tony Stark who gave it to him in #CaptainAmericaCivilWar. So it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise to audiences when Peter finds out the other uses for his suit. This includes additional webbing, tracking devices, and a personal A.I. Voiced by Jennifer Connelly, Peter’s personal A.I. helps him out in his time of trouble. Much like J.A.R.V.I.S., Karen is the name given to Peter’s A.I.
3. Peter’s Witty One-Liners
Besides that killer original Spider-Man theme song we hear at the very beginning of the movie, another one of Peter’s greatest assets are his witty one-liners. There’s a great scene in one of the trailers where Spidey steals back a bike from a robber and asks “Is this anyone’s bike?,” as the robber is hanging off his webbing above him.
There’s also another scene in the film where he converses with Donald Glover’s character Aaron Davis in a hilarious manner. After his banter with Davis, Peter refuses to let him go of his webbing declaring that “You’re a bad guy.” This is typical Spider-Man at his finest.
4. Peter In High School
The now 21 years of age Tom Holland is the perfect actor to portray a student in high school. When Tobey Maguire was Spider-Man, he was in his late twenties. The same goes for Andrew Garfield. So when this new incarnation of Spider-Man was cast, Holland was a mere 19 years old.
At times, Spider-Man: Homecoming also feels like a high school aged drama movie. There are plenty of scenes of Spider-Man doing things in high school such as taking classes, eating in a cafeteria, and also going to gym class where we get one of many PSA’s from Captain America. Holland was a great choice for Spider-Man and Feige has confirmed that the rest of his solo films will be him in high school.
5. More Than A Few People Know Peter’s Real Identity
Out of all the changes MCU and Sony has done with this newer Spider-Man, this one has to be the most divisive. Peter Parker has always kept it a big secret from each and every person he’s met. Over time, a lot of people learned his identity including Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, as well as a quite a few villains.
In the two previous iterations of Spider-Man, there weren’t many people who knew his secret identity. On the other hand, this version has a lot including Tony Stark, his best friend Ned Leeds, Adrian Toomes aka the Vulture, and now Aunt May. In a hilarious final scene, Aunt May learns of his true identity as he puts on his Spider suit only to blurt out a giant F-bomb.
It’ll be interesting to see how many more people learn of his identity later on. After all, Peter could have easily revealed himself to the world at a secretive press event that was being held at the new Avengers headquarters. For now, Peter has chosen to remain on the down low. Let’s see if this changes after Avengers: Infinity War.
But I want to hear from all of you. What was your favorite new addition to the famous wall-crawler? Go ahead and post your thoughts down below!