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"I figured it out. The wing suit guy is stealing from Damage Control. What he takes from Damage Control, that's how he builds the weapons. All I gotta do is catch him!"
Peter Parker[src]

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. A reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, the film is a sequel to Captain America: Civil War and is the sixteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the fourth installment of Phase Three. It was released on July 5, 2017 internationally and on July 7, 2017 in the United States.

The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Zendaya as Michelle Jones, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Laura Harrier as Liz Toomes, Logan Marshall-Green as Jackson Brice/Shocker, Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz/Shocker, Donald Glover as Aaron Davis/Prowler and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason/Tinkerer.

Following the release of the film's trailer in December 2016, Sony Pictures Studios scheduled a sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, for release on July 5, 2019.

Synopsis

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 superhero 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.[1]

Plot

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Following the Battle of New York, Tony Stark and the federal government create the U.S. Department of Damage Control (D.O.D.C.), driving salvage company owner Adrian Toomes out of business. Toomes convinces his crew to not surrender the Chitauri technology already scavenged from the Battle of New York and use it to further a criminal agenda. Years later, the crew are making big on exotic weapons deals, and Toomes begins wearing a winged harness that gives him the ability to fly.

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Following the Avengers' internal dispute and the Flughafen Leipzig-Halle battle in Germany, Peter Parker resumes his studies after Stark tells him he is not yet ready to become an Avenger. Over the objections of his Aunt May, Peter quits his school's decathlon team in order to spend more time focusing on his "Stark Industries Internship", which is a cover for his crimefighting activities as Spider-Man. One night, after preventing Toomes' associates from robbing an ATM, Peter returns to his Queens apartment, where his best friend, Ned Leeds, discovers his secret identity.

The next day, Ned pesters Peter all day about his abilities as Spider-Man. During gym class that day, Ned accidentally says Peter knows Spider-Man after hearing a conversation with Liz and her friends. That night, Peter is forced to go to Liz's party.

SMH Brice x Spidey

While changing into Spider-Man, Peter comes across Toomes' associates Herman Schultz and Jackson Brice selling Chitauri weaponry to local gangster Aaron Davis. Peter nearly drowns while intervening, but is rescued by Stark, who is monitoring the Spider-Man suit he gave Parker and warns him against involvement with the dangerous criminals. Later, angry with Brice for jeopardizing the operation, Toomes accidentally kills him with one of their weapons, and Shultz becomes the new shocker.

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Retrieving a Chitauri weapon left behind by Brice, Peter works with Ned to remove the power core. A tracking device leads Schultz to Midtown School of Science and Technology, but Peter and Ned manage to evade him. After planting his own tracking device on Schultz and learning that it leads to Maryland, Peter rejoins the decathlon team and accompanies them to Washington, D.C. for Nationals. Working with Ned, Peter disables the tracker implanted in his Spider-Man Suit and unlocks all its secret features, including the built-in AI that Peter later names Karen.

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He later tries to stop Toomes from stealing weapons from a D.O.D.C. truck but ends up being overpowered and trapped inside the truck, causing him to miss Nationals. When he discovers that the Chitauri power core is unstable, Peter tracks Ned to the Washington Monument, arriving just as the core explodes and traps Ned in an elevator. Evading local authorities, Peter manages to save Ned and his fellow classmates, including his love interest, Liz, before the elevator plummets.

Ferry Strain (Spider-Man - ATW Promo)

Returning to New York City, Peter persuades Davis to reveal Toomes' whereabouts. Confronting Toomes and his associates at the Staten Island Ferry, Peter captures the group's new buyer Mac Gargan, but botches an FBI operation which was attempting to arrest everyone involved in the weapon sales. Toomes escapes after Peter's attempts to shut down a malfunctioning weapon causes it to overload and tear the ferry in half. Stark, who had arranged for the FBI to apprehend Toomes, helps Parker save the passengers. Afterwards, Stark admonishes him for his recklessness, reminding him he almost killed dozens of people as well as himself. Deciding Peter can no longer be trusted, Stark demands the suit back. Peter is left very upset, deciding afterwards to distance himself from Spider-Man and instead begins concentrating on his personal life. To that end, he finally makes a date with Liz and arranges to take her to the upcoming homecoming dance. Meanwhile, most of Toomes' workers decide to leave the operation now they know Iron Man is on their trail. With most of their Chitauri technology gone, Toomes decides to make one final hit which will set him and his few remaining associates up for life.

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On the night of the dance, Peter goes to Liz's house to pick her up only to get the shock of his life when he learns that Liz's father is none other than Toomes. Peter only just manages to maintain his composure, however during the car ride to the dance Toomes learns that Peter went missing whenever Spider-Man was around and deduces his secret. When Liz is out of the way, Toomes tells Peter he'll let him live since he saved Liz in Washington, but warns he'll show no mercy if he continues to interfere with his plans. During the dance, Peter realizes Toomes is planning to hijack the Stark cargo plane transporting weaponry from Avengers Tower to the team's new headquarters in upstate New York. Although unsure if he can defeat Toomes without Stark's advanced tech, Peter realizes he cannot abandon his duties and leaves the dance, dons his homemade Spider-Man suit and races to Toomes' lair to confront him.

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He is first ambushed by Schultz, but defeats him with the help of Ned. Peter then confronts Toomes in the lair, who attempts to persuade him to his side. When Peter refuses, Toomes destroys the building's support beams and leaves him to die under the rubble. Peter overcomes his self-doubt and escapes, before intercepting Toomes onboard the now-damaged plane and steering it towards the beach near Coney Island. The two engage in a confrontation that ends with Peter saving Toomes' life from his own unstable equipment and leaving him for the police.

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Sometime later, Peter learns that Liz is moving away and that classmate Michelle Jones will be replacing her as president of the decathlon team. After receiving a call from Happy Hogan, Peter was asked to visit the New Avengers Facility. Later, Stark offers Peter an even more advanced Spider suit and an invitation to join the Avengers. Peter declines Stark's invitation in favor of remaining a 'friendly neighborhood' Spider-Man and inspires Stark to bring an engagement ring to a press conference where Pepper Potts is present. Upon returning home, Peter discovers that Stark has returned his upgraded suit and puts it on just as May walks into his room.

In prison, an incarcerated Gargan approaches Toomes inside the prison and explains that several criminals are banding together to exact vengeance against Spider-Man. When pressured by Gargan about Spider-Man's identity, Toomes denies any knowledge.

In a post-credits scene, Captain America takes part in a public service announcement centering on the importance of patience, and explains how patience can be the key to victory but can also lead to something disappointing after waiting so long. Tired, he then asks how many more announcements he has to make.

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Production

According to Kevin Feige, Spider-Man: Homecoming was set to begin production in June 2016. “We literally just crossed the halfway mark of Captain America: Civil War last week, it’s day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming Doctor Strange in London in November. We start shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in February-March [2016]. We start filming Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man around the same time, around June of next year.”[2]

On April 12, 2016, the movie's title was officially confirmed to be "Spider-Man: Homecoming". On April 13, it was reported that Michael Keaton was in negotiations for the role of an unknown villain, but he dropped out of the project one week later.[3]

Later in the month, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Robert Downey, Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming.[4]

On May 20, 2016, Keaton was reportedly back in talks, and entered in final negotiations.[5]

On June 14, 2016, It was reported that Donald Glover had been cast in an unknown role.[6]

On June 16, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Logan Marshall-Green was in talk for the role of a villain.[7] The same day, Deadline reported that Martin Starr also joined the cast.[8]

On July 23, 2016, at San Diego Comic Con, a number of roles were confirmed including Michael Keaton as the Vulture and Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson. They also unveiled the first piece of footage, showing Peter in high school.[9]

On September 23, 2016, Tom Holland officially wrapped his scenes in Atlanta and moved to New York City.[10]

On October 3, 2016, the principal photography of the movie wrapped production.[11]

Video

Music

Song title Artist Location(s)
Time to Pretend MGMT
  • Official Trailer.
Confident Demi Lovato
  • Official International Trailer.
Act My Age Hoodie Allen
  • Third Official Trailer.
Theme from The Avengers Alan Silvestri
Can't You Hear Me Knocking The Rolling Stones
  • Vulture arrives at his own headquarters.
The Underdog
(Instrumental)
Spoon
A Buena Vista Soneros de Verdad
Blitzkreig Bop The Ramones
The Queens Community Bank Jingle Andrea Datzman
In The Air Craig Craig
  • A car passes by, blaring this song.
Maximum Effort FlipBois
Rise To The Top Kill The Giant
  • Peter Parker debates whether he should enter the party as Spider-Man when he spots an explosion from a distance.
Oh Yeah Yello
Do It Betta Scip The Great
Aye Yo Gee Icy Black
Going Up the Country Canned Heat
Cineramascope (feat. Trombone Shorty and Cory Henry) Galactic
La Consequencia SWJ Mafia
Save It for Later The English Beat
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys Traffic
Moon Over Bangkok
(Instrumental)
Matt Hirt
Space Age Love Song A Flock of Seagulls
  • Background song during the Homecoming dance.
Yodeler's Dance Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra
Flashdrv Eugene Thompson

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