44 things about 2017's Spider-Man movie you probably should know

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44 things about 2017's Spider-Man movie you probably should know

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:21 pm




The film shot under the production name of Summer of George, because during development they were watching a lot of Seinfeld

From the very start, the idea was to introduce Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War.

Amy Pascal says one of the things that attracted them to Jon Watts was that Cop Car showed he knew how to tell a story through action.

Jon Watts wanted to show a “ground level” superhero story in the MCU as opposed to the “penthouse level” stories of Iron Man, Thor, etc.

As soon as Watts got the job he was flown down to Atlanta to the set of Captain America: Civil War to consult on the Spider-Man scenes.

Part of Watts’ pitch was telling a high school story at a school that looked like a real modern high school, not the 1950s. Watts put together a lookbook of photos of kids of all different races to show how diverse he wanted the classmates to be.

Homecoming is a coming-of-age story, and the central Peter Parker arc is him trying to figure out which part of him is Peter and which part of him is Spider-Man.

Watts gave the young cast members movies to watch as “homework” for the film like Say Anything, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Freaks and Geeks. Holland and the cast had a “Domino’s Day” where they ate pizza and marathoned the movies.

In preparation for the role, Tom Holland went undercover at a public high school in the Bronx for three days with a fake name and a fake accent.

Zendaya’s character was inspired by Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club and Linda Cardellini in Freaks and Geeks. She’s bookish and always has a pile of books she’s carrying around.

Spider-Man’s low-tech pajama suit makes an appearance in the film.

One of the scenes Marvel used to audition Holland for Spider-Man was from Whiplash, a scene between Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons’ characters. Then his final audition scene was the scene in Civil War where Tony Stark meets Peter Parker.

Holland trained for a month before filming to show off Spider-Man abilities we haven’t seen onscreen before.

Holland says the film shows the beginning of a sort of big brother/little brother relationship between Tony and Peter.

The first month of shooting was all the high school scenes at a high school in Atlanta while the students were on summer break.

Watts allowed his actors a lot of freedom to try different ideas and dialogue on set.

The film begins at the beginning of Peter’s sophomore year.

The first day of shooting saw Holland making practical webbing in science class, but Holland accidentally dropped the glass container and smashed it everywhere.

Michael Keaton’s character changed quite a bit from the first version of the script to the finished film after Watts and Keaton collaborated on their approach to the character.

The original script never specified Ned as “Ned Leeds,” but Leeds was certainly the idea of the character at the beginning.

Hannibal Buress plays a coach at the school and Logan Marshall-Green plays a member of Michael Keaton’s team.

Donald Glover’s role was being kept under tight wraps while we were on set.

The film takes place a few months after the events of Captain America: Civil War. The producers said they want to keep Peter Parker in high school for as long as possible.

When Tony meets Peter in Civil War, he’s been fighting crime as Spider-Man for 4-6 months.

There’s a flashback sequence in the film that shows Peter hanging out in Berlin after the big Civil War.

When he returns home he sets out to fight a lot of low-level crime, but dreams of stopping bigger baddies like The Avengers—although Tony Stark doesn’t approve.

Aside from his adventures in Civil War, the fight against Vulture is the biggest villain he’s been up against so far.

The origin story has not been changed from the one that everyone knows.

There’s a Ferris Bueller-inspired chase sequence through neighborhoods.

Vulture has kind of a “Tony Soprano mentality” in that he wants his shot at the good life and doesn’t necessarily have delusions of grandeur in terms of taking over the world.

Adrian Toomes owns a salvage company that landed the contract to clean up after the Battle of New York, but eventually the Department of Damage Control takes over, ruining his livelihood.

Toomes builds the Vulture suit to salvage more alien tech, and his team has in its possession Crossbones’ gauntlet from Civil War.

They originally thought they were going to use more CG than they ended up using, but there’s a lot of practical Spider-Man in the finished film.

The Spidey suit has a voice inside of it and once the “training wheels” are taken off, and Peter discovers a lot of new features in the suit Tony designed.

One of the fun things about bringing Spider-Man to the MCU is having a lot of tech-based powers and abilities.

Peter built his webshooters and invented the web fluid on his own.

The hologram seen at the end of Civil War allows Peter to use his high-tech web shooter and choose different settings like “swing web”, “web ball”, etc.

There is a conversation about Uncle Ben in the movie.

The suit has a heater, it lights up, the Spider-Man logo gives him surveillance data, there’s an airbag, and there’s a web that can tase people.

There are no specific references to the Marvel Netflix “ground level” characters like Daredevil and Luke Cage.

There’s no mention of Oscorp in the movie. They wanted to not mention any of the past villains or characters with a couple of exceptions like Aunt May or Flash.

There’s also no Daily Bugle in the movie.

All but two of the directors and writers who pitched Marvel on their Spider-Man movies had Vulture as the villain.

The film shot for 10 days in New York City and a few pickups in Berlin, but mostly shot in Atlanta.
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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:29 pm

Is MJ even in it? scratch
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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:34 am


My sources believe Gwen Stacy will make a final cut. Zendaya plays Michelle, a girl.



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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 am


My sources have confirmed Holland Spidey for Infinity War.

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