Spider-Man Homecoming

Last Updated on: June 10th, 2024

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and is the sixteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Jon Watts, the movie stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and it serves as a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise within the MCU.

The film takes place shortly after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” where Peter Parker got a taste of the superhero life after joining the Avengers in the battle against other heroes. Now back in high school, Peter struggles to balance his ordinary life as a teenager with his superhero duties. He yearns for more opportunities to prove himself to Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who has become his mentor.

However, things take a dangerous turn when a new villain emerges, Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton). Toomes is a former salvage worker who turns to crime after losing his job due to the Avengers’ actions. He becomes a high-tech arms dealer, creating dangerous weapons from alien technology salvaged from previous MCU battles.

Peter takes it upon himself to stop Toomes and prevent his weapons from falling into the wrong hands. But he soon realizes that being a hero isn’t as glamorous and straightforward as he initially thought. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about responsibility, maturity, and the true meaning of heroism.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” received widespread critical acclaim for its refreshing take on the iconic character and for blending the superhero genre with the coming-of-age teen comedy. Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man was praised for capturing the essence of the character, embodying both the awkwardness of a high school student and the bravery of a superhero.

The film’s focus on Peter’s high school life, friendship with Ned (Jacob Batalon), and his crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier) added depth to the character and made him relatable to younger audiences. The mentorship dynamic between Peter and Tony Stark added emotional weight to the story, showing a different side of the iconic Iron Man character.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” was not only a commercial success, grossing over $880 million worldwide, but it also solidified Spider-Man’s place in the MCU. The film’s success led to Tom Holland reprising his role in subsequent MCU films, further integrating Spider-Man into the larger Marvel universe.

Overall, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is celebrated for its heart, humor, and engaging storytelling, successfully rebooting the character and making him a beloved part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spider-Man Homecoming

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  • Tom Holland: Peter Parker / Spider-Man
  • Michael Keaton: Adrian Toomes / Vulture
  • Jon Favreau: Harold “Happy” Hogan
  • Zendaya: Michelle “MJ” Jones
  • Donald Glover: Aaron Davis
  • Tyne Daly: Anne Marie Hoag
  • Marisa Tomei: May Parker
  • Robert Downey Jr.: Tony Stark / Iron Man


  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Screenwriters: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers
  • Producers: Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal

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