'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to big box office opening

Posted July 11, 2017

It's been fifteen years since Tobey Maguire got bitten by a radioactive spider, developed abs, and put on the red-and-blue suit to fight crime. Sony has already begun prepping its own superhero universe, with an upcoming Venom movie starring Tom Hardy in the works.

Of all the superheroes to receive the big-screen treatment, Spider-Man is right up there with Batman when it comes to the number of movies-and unrelated movie continuities-he has been portrayed in.

It also stormed well clear of last week's top movie, Despicable Me 3, which fell to second.

These numbers prove the Marvel Cinematic Universe now has a new superstar, with Spidey joining Iron Man, Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the superhero heap. Raimi's Spider-Man films had a comic-book-like vibe, with popping colours and characters who felt like they'd stepped straight out of the page.

Jon Watts said he wanted to make Homecoming a cross between a superhero movie and a high school comedy where the dorky lead is a fanboy of other superheroes.

Isabella Amara
GETTYIsabella Amara plays Sally Avril

Now this is the point where a studio typically gives a character a break and prioritises other projects, but Sony had other plans.

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"In the way that the events of "Civil War" directly inform the opening of "Homecoming" and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two "Avengers" movies as he continues with high school". So much so, that despite Tom Holland being the third actor to take on the role of Peter Parker, audiences are still just as interested, if not more, to check out his movies.

And now we've teamed up with the Disney Store to help you to unleash your inner Spider-Man. "Here's Spider-Man, he's a kid, let's take him on an adventure.it's all part of trying to show people something new".

The "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel will arrive on July 5, 2019.