Yesterday, it was confirmed that production has begun on Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the first photos surfacing from the set, featuring stars Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman and Tony Revlori. Today marks the second day of production, and we have already seen new photos surface featuring Tom Holland, which reveal a particularly interesting detail about the young Peter Parker. We know that this movie will feature Parker in high school, but now we know exactly what high school he’s going to.
The latest photos surfaced from Just Jared, which show Tom Holland walking outside wearing a sweatshirt that reads “Midtown School of Science & Technology.” In the Marvel comics, Peter Parker/Spider-Man attends Midtown High School, but in the 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, the school was changed to Midtown Science High School. We don’t know for sure why Marvel and Sony didn’t change it back to Midtown High School quite yet, or if there is a stronger connection between the two reboots.
We got our first glimpse at Spidey in action in last month’s Captain America: Civil War, where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recruited Peter to fight for Team Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. has also signed on to return as Tony Stark, so perhaps it’s possible that Stark has some connection to Midtown School of Science & Technology, but that remains to be seen. We can see in Captain America: Civil War that Peter is truly gifted, so it would make sense to have him in a more advanced school.
While we haven’t received any official plot details yet, it has been rumored that Spider-Man: Homecoming will kick off a new trilogy that is set completely within Peter Parker‘s high school years. The story will reportedly follow Peter as he tries to balance his school work with fighting crime all over New York City. We don’t know how large or small a role Tony Stark/Iron Man will have in this movie, but there has been speculation that other Marvel heroes could show up as well.
Marisa Tomei returns as Aunt May after making her MCU debut alongside Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War last month. The cast also includes Michael Keaton as the villain, rumored to be Vulture, Logan Marshall-Green is rumored to play another villain, The Tinkerer, and Laura Harrier and Michael Barbieri are in unknown roles. The cast is rounded out by Donald Glover and Kenneth Choi, but nothing is known about their characters thus far. Check out the latest photos from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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NEW SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SET PHOTOS OF TOM HOLLAND AS PETER PARKER pic.twitter.com/syJWzmaDTK
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