NEW TRAILER FOR SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

The second trailer from our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man webs us up with joy.

We’ll swing out of the way of this one and just let you enjoy it. Thoughts after the embed below!

Things that we hate: 0

Things that we love: All of the things.

Apparently the internet is saying this second trailer is showing too much, perhaps robbing us of moments we’re craving to see for the first time on screen this July. You know, because the internet.

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    But we tend to think that this trailer and all of the funny, exciting, touching moments brings the goods for a couple of reasons.

    1 | Spider-Man is “home” now with Marvel proper, and despite his great reception in Captain America: Civil War, the overall typical moviegoer and even true believers think there’s been A LOT of Spider-Man movies with different Spider-Men in them.  Well, releasing trailers showing the goods is what you do when marketing your franchise film, especially if it’s a new Spider-Man movie. Also…

    2 | We’re betting what we’ve seen in these trailers is just the tip of the iceberg. This doesn’t feel like a movie with only a few tiny moments they’re going to blow to sell tickets. There are probably a few dozen other moments in this thing we’ve yet to discover. Also, just because we’ve watched Spidey doing a cannonball into a swimming pool in this thing over and over doesn’t mean we won’t laugh with a packed movie theater when it happens there. If a moment is good in a movie it works no matter how many times you watch it.

    Here are a few screens of some of our favorite moments in the trailer above:

    The aforementioned Spidey doing a swing-by cannonball! This feels how Spider-Man should. The tone is pitch perfect.

     

    I love that his suit sucks up, for lack of a better term, like Marty McFly’s jacket. It also answers how the heck can he squeeze into something like this. Nice touch.

     

    This may be my favorite; Captain America in easily his worst cinematic costume from the first Avengers talking to high school gym students about a Fitness Challenge. It’s so corny old-man Captain America and using that cheesy costume isn’t a coincidence. Thought went into this, and I love that. Peter whispering to his friend that he stole his shield is the cherry on top.

     

    Peter’s best friend in Homecoming is Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), and we love this image of him wearing his bud’s superhero mask. This is totally something you’d do as a teenager.

     

    And of course we have the patriarchal Tony Stark to young Peter Parker. It’s nice to have an actor who loves playing a character like Robert Downey Jr. does Iron Man“If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” A nice callback to Iron Man Three (possibly the most underrated Marvel movie).

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7, 2017. What do you think about the trailer?

    WELCOME HOME, SPIDEY! | WATCH THE SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING TRAILER

    It’s good to have our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man back.

    Emphasis on “friendly” here. Tom Holland and his portrayal of Spider-Man is pitch perfect. In Captain America: Civil War he proved that with minimal screen time. His presence and embodiment of both Spider-Man and Peter Parker was the purest form of the character we’ve seen yet.

    Spidey coming back to Marvel, or rather Sony bartering a wise deal with the house of ideas after botching their rebooted Spider-Man franchise, is a humble and wise move. After two dark and sloppy Amazing Spider-Man movies, it’s nice to see a studio not only give fans what they want, but also have the foresight to know this is going to be a win. I mean, we have Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man flying through the New York skyline with the webslinger. Ticket sold (as if it wasn’t already).

    The trailer gives us a tone that’s perfect for a high school superhero. Spider-Man wants to do more and be more after getting a taste of the action in Civil War. His mentor, Tony Stark, advises him against this, but lets him keep the suit upgrade and gives him yet another upgrade you can view below.

    Steve Ditko web-wings! I love that detail for the costume.

    And Fav’s, Foggy Nelson. Yes. All good things to report from these glimpses. If this was another franchise outside of Marvel I would be concerned that Tony Stark would overpower Peter Parker and hog all of the good moments, but Civil War proved otherwise. This studio has earned that faith time and time again. The dynamic these two characters have in the cinematic universe is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

    Spider-Man is the perfect superhero for our modern age of millennial minds. Peter Parker is an underpaid freelance photographer making money out of taking selfies as his superhero persona. I love that a character that is over half a century old is still relevant in the present. Newspapers are downsizing and typically understaffed, but surprisingly, freelance photography is becoming a much larger piece of the budget as regular staff photographers aren’t as affordable and everyone has an iPhone. I’m interested to see how the Daily Bugle is handled in the new series if it makes it into Spider-Man: Homecoming at all.

    Can’t wait to see more from the wall crawler, Micheal Keaton as Vulture, whomever Zendaya is, and the whole thing.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives July 7th, 2017.

    MICHAEL KEATON CONFIRMED AS THE VULTURE IN SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

    The rumors are true! Former Batman star Michael Keaton will be Spider-Man’s main villain in Homecoming.

    In an interview with the TorontoSun, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed the casting when asked what other foes can fans look forward to seeing in the coming films.

    “We’ve had a wish list and most of them in the near-term are coming together. Cate Blanchett is playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. Michael Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man is something. And of course, finally, we’re showcasing Josh Brolin’s Thanos (in Avengers: Infinity War). We’re looking forward to that very much.”

    image-credit-marvelThis is something we’ve expected for months, but happy to confirm. With Feige’s confirmation we also caught a glimpse of what Vulture will look like via Reddit user Mackey_00 who posted what looks like an internal model for Vulture.

    His costume is in line with what we’ve expected from Marvel. It pays homage to the original without being hokey. We like the leather bomber jacket that invokes the feathered collar of the original costume in an organic way. The tech also looks very similar to what The Falcon uses to fly around in.

    Another Look at the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

    The styling of the look is also similar to other confirmed Spider-Man: Homecoming villain The Shocker.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming thwips into theaters on July 7, 2017.

    31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN | DRAG ME TO HELL

    If you’re not one for spoilers, then I suggest you completely ignore the title to this 2009 flick by Sam Raimi (a spoiler spoiler?).

    Widely known for the The Evil Dead franchise, Sam Raimi was fresh off his Spider-Man trilogy when he went back to his horror roots and made Drag Me to Hell. Penned by he and his brother, Ivan Raimi, it is easily one of my favorites to watch this time of year. Drawing on influences from his previous works mentioned, Drag Me to Hell is about as fun and well executed as any horror film in the past decade. It has the style and polish of Spider-Man, the gore and ick factor of The Evil Dead, and a bit of slapstick like in Army of Darkness (a talking possessed goat? YES!).

    It also has Alison Lohman (Matchstick Men) and Justin Long (60+ computer commercials) who are basically updated and much better versions of Peter and Mary Jane.

    Christine (Lohman) is a loan officer gunning for a promotion and decides to man-up in front of her boss by denying an old woman another extension on her mortgage. Good idea!

    Unless the old woman is a demented gypsy who unleashes a demonic curse upon Christine that will… well… you know.

    But before doing so, the gypsy and Christine have an intense fight scene in Christine’s car that includes staples to the eye, a ruler down the throat, and some awkward mouth-to-mouth. This is Raimi at some of his best and 1 of 3 altercations between the two ladies (the other two get more disgusting) and features multiple running gags. We also get a nightmare scene where this happens:

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    Set on breaking the curse, Christine solicits the help from her boyfriend, Clay (Long), and a fortune teller whose suggestions don’t always go well… especially if you’re a kitten. In the three days until the you know what happens, Christine is haunted and stalked by an ominous presence known as the Lamia. Sort of a demon/hoofed beast hybrid this guy isn’t messing around. Like at all. These sequences, including a seance with that goat I mentioned, are both suspenseful and well crafted in a way only Raimi can do.

    Drag Me to Hell is everything you want in a horror film that knows when and how to dial up the humor and gross out moments. Justin Long fills his role nicely and shows some decent acting chops when called upon. But the star is obviously Alison Lohman who basically carries the entire weight of the film in fine fashion. She gives Christine a fierce energy to fight for her life hidden underneath all her sweet southern demureness. The entire set up and engineering of the story works, the final act is bonkers, and you genuinely care for what happens to the characters. Especially Christine. Who totally gets fuckin’ dragged to hell.

    For optimal gore and fun, watch the Uncensored Director’s Cut on Blu-ray. Check out our other Halloween favorites on our 31 Days of Halloween list here or we’ll put a gypsy curse on you.

    Now That’s a SHOCKER! SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Set Photos

    New Spider-Man: Homecoming set photos reveal what character Bokeem Woodbine is playing.

    Take a look at the photos via this tweet below.

    That’s Spidey villain Shocker! Pretty straight forward and I like it. This is taking the Crossbones route in terms of appearance which also makes sense as Shocker is a street level villain. They even have similar looking arm gauntlets, but of course Shocker’s will, uh, shock things.

    Our guess is that Shocker is only a distraction that gets taken out early on in the film much like the aforementioned Crossbones, Batroc (the Leaper), or Strucker were in previous Marvel films. Sounds like fun to me.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into– I can’t… I can’t make that joke. Forgive me.

    Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out July 7, 2017.

     

    | Shocker artwork by Steve Ditko