After famously skipping Comic-Con last year, Marvel Studios more than made up for it this year with an incredible Hall H panel that shed plenty of light on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already knew going into the Con that Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy would be featured during the studio’s Saturday panel, but we didn’t know what other movies would be presented. One of the biggest surprises was when the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming flew in from Atlanta, despite being in the midst of production, to present the first footage from the movie. While we don’t have that footage quite yet, we do have a number of video interviews with the stars.
During the Hall H panel last night, Marvel also unveiled new concept art featuring the main villain, Vulture, who also surfaced at the end of the footage shown to the Comic-Con crowd. The footage is set at the high school, with several girls discussing which Avengers they have crushes on. When one girl says she has a crush on Spider-Man, Peter Parker stops in his tracks in gym class, having heard the confession with his spidey senses. There are also scenes where Peter is making fluid for his web shooters under a desk, while another shows Zendaya‘s character making fun of Peter and his friend for staring at the girls.
Another scene shown last night features Peter telling a teacher, played by Martin Starr, that he needs to leave a library discussion, when Zendaya‘s character asks what he’s hiding, before admitting that she’s only kidding. Director Jon Watts also told the crowd that Spider-Man Homecoming is a “straight-up high school movie, about a 15-year old kid.” There have been rumors that this will be the start of a new trilogy, with each movie representing a year in his high school life, but that was never confirmed.
After the presentation ended, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori and director Jon Watts hit the press line, and we have video interviews with the director and his stars. The studio also confirmed the full cast, including Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.. Of course, Marisa Tomei made her debut alongside Tom Holland in this summer’s blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, which has taken in over $1.1 billion worldwide.
Marvel also confirmed that the screenplay was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and director Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. This is the first we’ve heard about Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers involvement on the script. Kevin Feige produces alongside Amy Pascal, with executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham and Stan Lee. While we wait for more on Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hits theaters July 7, 2017, take a look at the video interviews with the cast from Comic-Con.