Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New “Spider Man” Movie Starts Shooting in June, with Peter Parker Still in High School


EXCLUSIVE “Spider Man: Homecoming” starts shooting in June and wraps in October. Jon Watts’s film will open on July 7, 2017.

From the sounds of a new casting call, however, it does seem like Peter Parker– played by British actor Tom Holland, now 19– will still be in high school. The “Homecoming” of the title is probably the big end of the year dance.

There’s already some confusion, too. All the trade and fanboy sites announced Tony Revolori as Manuel Nguyen, Peter’s nemesis and villain. But “Manuel” is still being cast, so Revolori may not be playing that role after all. And Manuel is described as “uber-nerd, endearing and funny.” Doesn’t sound like a villain.

Many of the other parts being cast right now include an English teacher, principal, physics teacher and of course, a newscaster. After five Spider Man movies, a musical, a TV series, and 40 years of reading comics, I feel like I know Peter Parker’s high school life better than I know my own. It’s hoped that “Homecoming” will be different, somehow.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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