A preview of a trailer for the upcoming “Spider-Man” movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has been released, as Sony attempts to bring back the previously extremely successful Spider-Man character back to the big screen.
The quick clip, promoting a longer teaser trailer for “Homecoming,” shows teen Peter Parker (Tom Holland) chatting with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), the driver for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and diving off a building.
The full trailer will be released on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Dec. 8 and the movie will come to theaters in July 2017.
Viewers have already seen Mr. Holland as the webslinger, with the actor having made his debut as the character in this past summer’s hit movie “Captain America: Civil War.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will arrive in theaters 15 years after Spidey’s full-length debut on the big screen. The 2002 movie “Spider-Man,” which stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, became a hit, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. The follow-up, “Spider-Man 2,” was the second-highest-grossing film of 2004 and received especially positive reviews. “Spider-Man 3” also did well financially, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2007, though it was less well-received by critics.
Two movies starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker were recently released, but the original trilogy starring Mr. Maguire remains the biggest success financially.
What made those movies – and the first in particular, which is still the highest-grossing “Spider-Man” movie – such hits?
IGN writers Cliff Wheatley and Jim Vejvoda credited the way “Spider-Man” handles Peter’s beginnings as Spider-Man and the movie’s relation to real-life events, among other things, as causing the movie’s success.
“The dynamic between Peter/[villain] Norman/[Peter’s friend and son of Norman] Harry is incredibly well-played, but more importantly … [Peter’s] origin is handled perfectly,” they write. “The movie itself is a fantastic superhero yarn, but it’s worth noting the timing of this release came less than a year after the 9/11 attacks, cementing its place as something more than just a movie. It gave us a true hero to root for in an increasingly cynical time, and the movie’s incorporation of the spirit of New York City became one of its defining aspects.”
Seb Patrick of the website Den of Geek also praised the way “Spider-Man” introduced Peter and how Peter got his powers, writing that the film “is a gold standard for how that kind of story should be done … Sam Raimi’s film is sure-footed enough to take its time in hitting the major emotional and thematic beats.”