Our Spider-Man: Homecoming press junket experience is courtesy of Sony Pictures.
Spider-Man has always been a huge part of my comic-book reading life. While I’ve heard of Superman, Batman, and yes, Wonder Woman, as a young 6-year-old kid, Spidey was the one character I found myself connecting to. And as a son of immigrant parents, I pretty much had to learn about him all on my own. So my parents encourage me to buy Spider-Man comics, so that I could read more and expand my imagination.
Though I grew up in the 90s, which is generally considered to be one of the worst years of comic books, I could care less. That kid loved the action and twists and turns that the comics took. Of course, as I got older, my awareness to what’s considered good storytelling grew. So, I am willing to admit that the 90s Clone Saga Maximum Carnage Peter Parker’s parents being life model decoys story arcs were strange and not as strong as Kraven’s Last Hunt, The Wedding, the “Original” Clone Saga, Spider-Man No More, etc. But I still remained a huge fan because of what the character represents.
So through the comics, video games, and the numerous animated shows, I had longed for a Spider-Man live-action movie. There was Batman and Superman, so it was only fair that the Webslinger be on the big screen. So imagine my excitement when Sam Raimi’s films were released.
Ever since I started entertainment writing one of my biggest hopes was to cover a Spider-Man movie press junket. So I am very appreciative of our editor-in-chief for letting me cover this. And once I found out that I would be covering the press day, I got even more excited when I learned about the participating talent.
Film stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, Robert Downey, Jr., and Michael Keaton will be there. And they will be joined by director Jon Watts, and producers Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal. While I would normally treat a press junket like any other press junket, this is for my all time favorite superhero. The one that I have been growing up with, through the ups and downs, for my entire life. And I am even more excited about Spider-Man now that he is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Holland already proved that he captured the heart and spirit of both Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s ready for his own standalone film, and with the help of a fellow Avenger, Iron Man, and an all-star cast, Spider-Man: Homecoming will probably land at the top of my MCU films list.