To date, there have been 489 Spider-Man films made since 2002, when Tobey Maguire first donned the form-fitting onesie and brought the affable arachnid-like character to modern audiences. Since Maguire, 64 actors have portrayed Spider-Man, 75 if you include those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Or something like that.
This one is different though. Marvel swears on Tony Stark’s life that it’s filled with loads of good stuff to get you all tingly, just like Spidey’s much-documented (too much?) senses.
Also starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, a rather hefty looking Jon Favreau (all that live-action directing has taken its toll on the Swingers star), JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal, the Jon Watts directed movie promises to be
a lukewarm reheat of one of cinema’s most overdone genres an interesting look at one of cinema’s most beloved characters, as he weaves his webby way through a world filled with crime, whilst unweaving the rich tapestry that holds life’s greatest mysteries: love, friendship, betrayal, things getting blown up.
Irked by teen angst and also the ending to the last film he (or one of him) was in, Peter Parker decides to take his friends on a trip to Europe (seriously? This is just the plotline to Euro Trip but in lycra. These are separate movies! What next? A film where Batman fucks an apple pie?!) to escape the … you know … explosions.
There, they probably have a great time, he probably has to save the world, I didn’t really watch the end of it to be honest. One thing I can guarantee, however, is that this very clearly won’t be the last we see of Spidey. In fact, there are twelve new Spider-Man films slated for release next year.
Oh yeah, and don’t watch this trailer if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame and are the type of person to get worked up over spoilers: it totally tells you that Iron Man dies in the end.