SDCC 2016: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Hall H footage recap
In a surprise appearance during this year’s Marvel Studios panel, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts and the film’s young cast made an appearance at Hall H. After a few moments with the cast and filmmakers, Kevin Feige showed the Hall H crowd a footage of what’s already been shot for the film.
The footage starts with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ “Bad Reputation” playing in the back as the high school yearbook photos of the various Marvel superheroes are shown on-screen. This is especially hilarious since the footage showed the real life photos (some seen below) of the actors with their character names (ie. Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, etc) put alongside them. It is especially hilarious to see Black Widow’s name written out in Russian — it’s all in the details, folks. While the yearbook photos are being shown, the tagline “Every story, every hero, has a beginning.”
The footage zooms into a yearbook photo as Hoodie Allen’s “Act My Age” starts playing and live-action footage is shown. Peter Parker is walking down the hallway of Midtown High as some students begin to hang a sign for the upcoming homecoming dance. Peter is now in science class and a teacher asks, “So how do we calculate linear acceleration from points A and B?”
The teacher calls on Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori). “The particle side of the angle and gravity divided by mass,” answered Flash.
Peter Parker is on his tablet watching the scene in Captain America: Civil War where he takes down Giant Man. “Hmm… No,” the teacher replied. “Peter! Hi. You still with us?” Peter correctly answers the question.
12:00 PM: WOMEN’S STUDIES
Peter Parker and Ned (Jacob Batalon) are sitting in the school cafeteria staring at the various girls walking by. “Does Liv have a new top?” Peter asks.
“No, we’ve seen that before but never with that skirt,” Ned replies.
“Probably stop staring before it gets creepy though,” Peter remarks.
A girl catches them and says, “It’s too late, you guys are losers.”
1:00 PM: WEB DESIGN
Peter is in his chemistry class literally making some web fluid in his desk’s drawer. He drops some liquid and mixes it only to be called out by his teacher.
2:00 PM: GYM CLASS
Peter is doing sit-ups as he overhears three girls on the gym bleachers playing Marry, F***, Kill. “So for me, it would be F Thor, marry Iron Man, and kill Hulk,” a girl says.
“Well, what about the Spider-Man? You know lives here,” another girl replies.
“It’s just Spider-Man,” she interrupts.
“Oh my god, she’s crushing on Spider-Man,” a girl replies.
This stop Peter from doing sit-ups as he realizes what he just heard.
3:00 PM: STUDY HALL
Peter’s phone starts vibrating and he says, “Hey, I gotta go.”
“Uhh, where you going?” Michelle (Zendaya) replies. “What are you hiding, Peter?”
We’re now introduced to several action scenes including Peter running down a dark school hallway opening his shirt with his costume underneath, Spider-Man jumping onto a moving truck, and Spider-Man climbing up walls. Just to name a few.
“I’m just kidding. I don’t care. Bye,” Michelle joked. The Spider-Man: Homecoming logo appears on a high school notebook cover. After all that, we see Vulture falling from the sky towards the camera.
Overall, the Spider-Man: Homecoming footage has a very John Hughes/The Breakfast Club vibe to it. The high school aspect of Peter Parker’s life was touched upon in the previous films, but Homecoming looks to fully explore the exhausting high school/superhero lifestyle that Peter Parker goes through. Not to mention some of the gags in the sizzle reel are pretty damn funny. Not bad for a few weeks of shooting and a quick sizzle reel edit.
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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ “Captain: Civil War,” begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.