SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Opening July 7, 2017
You might remember my exciting news that I was on the set of Spider-Man and it was a huge secret. I finally got the ok to tell you a bit more. Imagine how excited I was to be whisked off in secret to a studio (Pinewood Studios in Atlanta) to visit the set of Spider-Man while they were filming.
We first arrived and went right to the “war room”. It looked like a corporate conference room only with the entire story board lining every wall, showing each scene of the movie, including the sets, the actors, and the costumes. It was even more amazing that Sony and Marvel were coming together to bring this movie to life.
We were joined by Co-Producer, Eric Hauserman Carroll, who went through every scene telling us why, what, and how they decided on the end product. We also met the president of Marvel studios, Kevin Feige and former head of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, who were both producers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. We’ll be sharing those interviews soon.
We then toured all the sets and I was like a kid in a candy store. As a huge Avengers/Marvel fan, I was in awe being surrounded by Avenger props and sets. I wanted to touch everything and we did take some amazing pictures that I can’t wait to share with you! I can’t get into the details right now, everything is being kept hush hush so it’s not spoiled for the fans.
We sat and watched an actual scene being filmed and it’s actually in the trailer. I chuckle every time I watch the trailer. If you haven’t watched it, you need to! There are no spoilers and it will only confirm that you’ll want to see this movie in theaters in July. One thing I will tell you is I didn’t realize how many “takes” they film for a five minute scene. I can now appreciate why it takes so many months for filming. The picture below shows us all sitting with our headphones watching. We look pretty serious LOL.
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 super hero 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.
Spider-Man and Best Friend Ned
The amazing cast includes: Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
After watching the filming we sat with Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Jacob Batalon (Ned) and interviewed them. You would have thought they really did know each other forever from their chemistry.
We used our Spidey senses (come on, did you not expect me to say that!) and asked them questions. They were so open, sharing fun stories.
Tom Holland told us how he found out he was casted for Spider-Man:
“That was a crazy day for me, I was in my bed and just lost playing golf with my dad. I was scrolling through Instagram and Marvel had posted a photo of Spider-Man saying, go to our website to find out who the next spiderman is. I thought hat won’t be real, they’d ring me. I went to the website anyway and then closed my computer because I was petrified about what the verdict would be. Then I opened it and saw that they cast me. I lost my mind. My poor dog was so scared – it was great. Then my brother Harry, who is quite savvy with computers said that they had probably been hacked because they would have ringed me. I rang my agents, and then Kevin rang me to say that they wanted me to be their Spider-Man. I was like…I know dude…you put it on Instagram.”
When asked what the craziest part about production was so far, Tom and Jacob took the opportunity to show how they joked with one another, again showing how great their play off each other. Tom’s first reaction was to point to Jacob and say, “Putting up with him!” Jacob took advantage of that and agreed that he did make the movie better. You couldn’t help but to chuckle along with them.
“I’ve never been the lead role in a movie before so it was a little bit of a kick up the ass when I realized… Do I get a break ever? And they were like, No, not really. It’s been really great and I’ve been so looked after and everyone has been very supportive of me. It’s been a really tough road but it’s been made easy by the amazing people that work here.”
The interview went on and we’ll be posting it in its entirety, so be on the look out! As a mom I can imagine how proud their parents must be and as a fan I know they will bring Spider-Man to life and make us love him. For now, I will refer to him as Spider-Man and let everyone know that I met him and took this picture. C’mon, how happy do I look!
Will you be going to see Spider-Man: Homecoming? Have you watched the trailer yet?