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Jennifer Connelly voices the Spider-Man computer Karen. Her husband Paul Bettany had voiced the Iron Man computer J.A.R.V.I.S. She was also cast, because of her appearance in the John Hughes produced Career Opportunities (1991). "Homecoming" pays homage to Hughes' high school films, and casting Connelly was done as a tribute to his career. Connelly was also previously cast as Elizabeth "Betty" Ross in Hulk (2003).
Aaron Davis mentions he has a nephew. In the comics, Aaron Davis is the Ultimate Marvel universe version of the villain "The Prowler", whose nephew is Miles Morales, a.k.a. the second Ultimate Spider-Man.
Kenneth Choi (Principal Morita) also played the Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In the Principal's office, you can see photos of the Howling Commando, which hints that they are related, and he is his grandson.
In an interview from 2013, while promoting his upcoming film, How I Live Now (2013), Tom Holland was asked by a reporter what kind of role he might want to try next. When Holland replied, saying a project with action and humor would be of interest to him, the reporter asked if he would ever like to play a superhero. "Maybe Spider-Man, in ten years time," answered Holland. "The reboot of the reboot, if they do that."
Nick Fury was originally going to be Peter's mentor in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role, but they went with Tony Stark instead.
First live-action "Spider-Man" film where his costume has resizable visors, providing more expressiveness to his appearance (and is in accordance to the comics).
Peter's homemade Spider-Man costume is very similar to Ben Reilly's first Spider-Man costume from the comics: a red jumpsuit with a blue sleeveless hoodie, with the belt and web shooters on the outside of the costume.
J.K. Simmons had previously expressed interest in returning to the role of J. Jonah Jameson (the role that he played in the Sam Raimi trilogy, and also voiced the character in Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)). However, once he was cast as Comissioner Gordon in Justice League (2017), all discussion of this happening ceased.
Donald Glover (Aaron Davis) has voiced the Miles Morales incarnation of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) animated series.
Pictures of Howard Stark, Abraham Erskine, and Bruce Banner can be seen in Peter Parker's school.
Tom Holland spent a few days attending classes at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City to prepare for his role as Peter Parker. He used his acting coach's name as an alias.
The cast had to watch a John Hughes movie marathon to prepare. This movie is first and foremost a coming-of-age tale, so Watts turned to the master of such stories: John Hughes. "He gave us a lot of movies to watch", Holland said during an interview with PopSugar UK. "God, there's so many movies, and we basically just all sat down in my house in Atlanta, all the cast, and we just watched them all in one day, and just had like a Domino's day. It was amazing, The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Pretty in Pink (1986), there were loads of them."
In an interview with Fandom, Pascal said that Homecoming 2 will take place just after Avengers 4, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. Tom Holland's Spider-Man will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which opens in April 25, 2018, with about as much screentime as he had in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Aunt May's car number plate is AMF-1562. AMF is Amazing Fantasy, 15 is the issue number, and 62 is 1962, the year Spider-Man first appeared.
While Happy is overseeing loading the plane with objects from the Avengers Tower, he references Thor's belt, but is unable to pronounce it's name "Meg-... Meg-... Thor's magic belt!". The real name for the belt is Megingjörð.
The first Spider-Man film where Spider-Man has his iconic web wings from the comics.
After showing a video of Captain America encouraging students, a gym teacher mentions that he's "probably a war criminal now", alluding to his situation at the end of Captain America: Civil War (2016), where he and other Avengers, who operated outside the Sokovia Accords are wanted by the government, and are in hiding. In the films shown in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America appears in his costume from The Avengers (2012), and mentions being frozen in ice, suggesting they were made shortly after The Avengers (2012), which was the last time he wore that uniform, and would be easily recognizable as a potential positive role model.
It's been observed that the previous Sony Pictures incarnations of the Spider-Man had little of the character's thought soliloquies from the comics, which robbed him of his introspective nature, because it was considered difficult to convincingly convey that kind of speech in the film medium. The Karen digital assistant character in Spider-Man's first suit from Tony Stark, solves that problem by giving Peter someone to talk to while in costume. Furthermore, the costume's adjustable eyepieces help give the Spider-Man's full face mask a degree of expressiveness to avoid the need to have him continually unmask for important scenes, thus reestablishing the character's visual universality.
The Vulture is the fourth member of the original Sinister Six gang to appear in a Spider-Man film. Members who have previously appeared are Doctor Octopus (in Spider-Man 2 (2004)), Sandman (in Spider-Man 3 (2007)), and Electro (in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)). So far, only Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter have not appeared in live-action. In fact, Vulture, Doc Ock, Mysterio and Kraven were meant to appear in Sony's Amazing Spider-Man saga before its cancellation.
Vincent D'Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin from Daredevil (2015). Kingpin is a shared villain from Spider-Man and Daredevil's rogue's gallery, and has appeared in many other Spider-Man media.
Tom Holland is the youngest actor (at nineteen) to be cast as Peter Parker. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, were twenty-five and twenty-six, respectively, when they were cast.
Director Jon Watts has revealed that Peter Parker will be aged around fifteen years old at the time of the film. Tom Holland was around age nineteen to twenty at the time of filming.
Peter is shown wearing boxer shorts when he puts on the suit given by Stark. However, Tom Holland said he wore a thong underneath, because the suit was skin tight.
The music that plays over the Marvel Studios logo is an orchestral version of the classic Spider-Man television theme song, written in 1967 by Paul Francis Webster and Robert "Bob" Harris for the animated television show. Here it has been adapted by Composer Michael Giacchino.
The "Homecoming" part of the title is a nod to the inclusion of the character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the comics, Flash Thompson was a burly football player. This was updated to make him a wealthy smug character to fit modern portrayals of bullies.
Michael Keaton describes Adrian Toomes as a resentful character: "Some people see themselves as victims. He sees himself like that. He has a probably strong argument that he never got a fair shot. A lot of 'Why not me?', 'Where's mine?'"
According to James Gunn, Stan Lee's cameo in this film is one of the four Lee cameos filmed in one day itself alongside cameo appearances in Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and another title he did not specify (it is suggested that it would be Thor: Ragnarok (2017)). However, Gunn did not direct Lee's cameo here.
Michelle's literary tastes contain subtle allusions to either the plot or spiders.
  • she is first seen reading "Of Human Bondage" by W. Somerset Maugham. In that novel, the protagonist is an orphan living with his aunt and uncle.
  • later, she is reading "Invitation To A Beheading" by Vladimir Nabokov. In that novel, a condemned man awaits his execution, accompanied only by a spider in his cell.
  • Finally, during the Washington Monument scene, she is wearing a Sylvia Plath t-shirt. Plath wrote a poem called "Spider", and used spiders as images in other poems.
This is the first appearance of Cindy Moon (Tiffany Espensen), better known as in the comic as Spider-Man's female counterpart Silk.
The film's release date was originally meant for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), which was then moved to the November 3, 2017, release slot for Black Panther (2018). This move would ultimately change the release dates for several other Marvel films.
Before this film was officially announced, Sony planned to build a universe not too dissimilar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe using only Spider-Man characters. This included an untitled spin-off focusing on a female super heroine assumed to be Black Cat, a Venom film, a Sinister Six film, and two further installments to The Amazing Spider-Man series. Andrew Garfield was signed on to appear in at least two of these films.
On April 21, 2016, it was made official that Robert Downey, Jr., would reprise his role as Tony Stark. This also marks the first time that a Spider-Man film will include another superhero character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While some fans complained about the hi-tech Spider-Man suit, many of the gadgets were ideas that appeared at one time or another in the Spider-Man comic books over the years.
Tom Holland confirmed in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that he struggled to say Spider-Man without it sounding like a southern accent during filming. As a result, him saying the name had to be dubbed later.
Tom Holland had screentested with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. before receiving the role. Once Holland finally got the role, Evans took to Twitter to write, "HUGE congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Robert Downey Jr.'s eighth time playing Tony Stark.
Martin Starr plays one of Peter Parker's high school teachers in this movie. He can briefly be seen in The Incredible Hulk (2008), and is credited as "Computer Nerd". Marvel and Disney usually doesn't re-cast the same actors in different Marvel Cinematic Universe roles, but has broken this rule a few times. However, Starr's role could be linked to the previous minor background character, in which case, he was getting a degree in the earlier film, and went into teaching in this one.
Prior to its release, this movie saw the debut of numerous pitch-perfect posters celebrating Spidey's first film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of them, the image featuring the hero leisurely lying next to a body of water wearing his high school academic decathlon blazer with a pair of headphones on stood out. As it turns out, the pose wasn't conceived of by a genius marketer, it was a picture of Tom Holland taken when he was entirely unaware. In an interview during a press junket in Mexico City, Holland explained that the poster was a picture snapped while he was napping on-set. "That is actually me asleep", Holland said. "That's not part of the movie, that's me, in-between takes, asleep. We were shooting this scene, and I was just really tired that day, and I was just asleep on the floor, and the photographer took a picture. So when they made that the poster, I was like 'What?! What the hell, guys?!'"
This is the first Spider-Man film where the special effects for the character are not being produced by another company affiliated with Sony, the rights holder to Spider-Man. Industrial Light & Magic, which handles much of the visual effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, produced the visual effects.
Prior to the Spider-Man deal, certain characters such as Georges Batroc, Christine Everhart, Ben Urich, Wilson Fisk, Mister Hyde, and Frank Castle have already shown up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe prior to the webslinger's arrival. In Ant-Man (2015), when Luis is recounting Falcon's search for Ant-Man, a woman had mentioned "we got a guy who jumps, a guy who swings, and a guy who climb up the walls", which is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe reference to Spider-Man.
Midtown School of Science and Technology's year of foundation, 1962, is a reference to the comic debut of Spider-Man in the August 1962 issue of Amazing Fantasy.
Based on what Kevin Feige has said about the film, there are actually quite a few similarities between this film and Ultimate Spider-Man (2012): the film is not an origin story, Peter is in high school, Peter wears the classic Spider-Man costume, the film incorporates new villains, Peter has a non-stop wit as Spider-Man, Peter has awkward interactions with other superheroes, Peter is a street-level hero, and Peter struggles to balance his double life.
Matthew McConaughey expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn, a.k.a. The Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
During the initial encounter, Vulture appears in front of the moon briefly with his wings spread. This is similar to a scene in Batman (1989), with the Batwing flying in front of the moon. In both cases, the person using the "wing" technology is Michael Keaton.
Sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), as well as plans for a Sinister Six movie were turned down, in favor of this film. However, spin-offs for that franchise, and in that universe, are still in production by Sony, such as Venom (2018).
Though the majority of the movie takes place in Queens, New York, much of the movie was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional footage shot in Germany. A portion of the film was still shot in the real New York City, though.
First solo Spider-Man film to not mention or feature Uncle Ben in any way.
The weekend before Tom Holland was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos on his Instagram account, where he showed off his backflip skills. Many websites started pointing this out after he was cast, praising him for his spider-like abilities.
Alfred Molina expressed interest in reprising his role as Dr. Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus in another Spider-Man sequel.
The man that Peter pursues to get info on the Staten Island Ferry heist has a profile that briefly lists one of his known aliases as "The Prowler", a reference to the Amazing Spider-Man villain of the same name.
Marisa Tomei said she was shocked to learn that Aunt May was much older in the comic books. However, her brother, a Marvel fan, explained to her that Aunt May was not a blood relative to Peter Parker. This made her realize that Aunt May could be any adult age, depending on how old she and Uncle Ben were when they got married.
When Sony was in the development stage of the Sam Raimi film series, with a fourth film on the way, John Malkovich was originally cast as the Vulture opposite Tobey Maguire as the title character, with Malkovich preparing for the role. However, the film was cancelled, once Sony opted to reboot the series with Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield.
While speaking with the Daily Beast, Tom Holland says that the new Spider-Man reboot will be the "biggest independent film ever". He said: "One of the special things about what we're going to try and create, is that you're going to see the biggest independent film ever. It's not going to be an epic thing. It's going to be a film surrounded by these incredible things, but that follows this boy and his life. Peter Parker is a favorite of many, because everyone can relate to him, and we're going to try to make everyone relate to our Peter Parker, and John Hughes is a perfect example of what we're going to try and do."
Spider-Man never punches any of the villains he fights. He uses his webs, he counters his enemies punches which causes them to punch each other, he even kicks them, but he never punches them.
It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mark Hamill wanted to play The Vulture if Michael Keaton turned the part down.
Spider-Man's "spider sense" is never mentioned or referenced in any way, and during the course of events throughout, there is nothing that remotely indicates or suggests he even possesses this ability at all. Although in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter mentions that his senses are "dialed up to eleven". Later on, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) officially confirmed that Peter has "spider sense".
Kevin Feige has stated that Spidey's new threads will be based off of the classic version of the costume (think Spider-Man drawn by Steve Ditko)
Chapter Four of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is the first Spider-Man movie to reference various elements regarding the web-fluid for Spider-Man's web-shooters from the original comics. The first nod, is that Spider-Man mentions that his web-fluid only lasts for two hours before it dissolves after it has been fired, whereas in the comics, it would last for one hour before it dissolved. The second nod to the comics, is the taser web, which is a reference to how Spider-Man has created different variations of his formula for his web-fluid at different points in the comics to create different types of webbing, often to deal with situations where his regular web-fluid was not enough.
Tony Revolori received death threats for playing the role of bully Flash Thompson.
In the Marvel comic books, Damage Control is a private repair and reclamation company, specializing in dealing with damage caused by superheroes and supervillains, as well as various items left behind by either community. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Damage Control is a government organization, with the same general purpose.
The first Marvel Cinematic Universe film, since Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), to be distributed by a company other than Disney.
This is the first Spider-Man movie where the Osborn family company Oscorp does not appear, or play any significant role.
According to the Marvel and Sony deal, Kevin Feige is not being compensated as an Executive Producer on the film.
When Spider-Man is chasing Toomes' men in the white van, Spider-Man goes through a pool party where Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is showing on a big screen television, specifically the scene of Ferris running home. This is a double nod: one where, in this movie, Peter's run to catch the white van is similar to the scene in "Ferris", and one to real-life where the cast was made to watch John Hughes movies to get the essence of this movie as a coming-of-age movie. This is why Peter yells out "Good movie!", as Tom Holland watched it and liked it.
This film features two characters who carry the supervillain title "The Shocker": Herman Schultz the original Shocker, and Jackson W. Brice, who was the Shocker in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008). (Brice was actually known as Montana in the comics, due to being a former cowboy who could wield a rope).
First time that Jon Favreau portrayed "Happy" Hogan in a non-Iron Man movie.
Michael Keaton plays a character called The Vulture, which is a man in a bird costume. Coincidentally, Michael Keaton starred in the Best Picture winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and that character is based off of Batman, which Keaton played in 1989 and 1992.
This is Composer Michael Giacchino's second comic book film, after Doctor Strange (2016).
When Spider-Man goes to confront Aaron Davis in the parking garage (where he webs Aaron's hand to the trunk), the license plate is UCSM01. This could stand for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1, the first appearance of Miles Morales as Spider-Man in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Donald Glover, who plays Davis, was rumored to be playing Morales in a future Spider-Man movie.
The filmmakers have stated that this movie takes inspiration on John Hughes' comedies from the 1980s about teens and high school. One of John Hughes' films, Weird Science (1985), features a young Robert Downey, Jr. who plays Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When the film was announced, several actors were rumored and expressed interest in taking over the role from Andrew Garfield. Dylan O'Brien and Logan Lerman were key figures, but also rumored were Daniel Radcliffe, Freddie Highmore, Alfred Enoch, Donald Glover, Josh Hutcherson, and Grant Gustin. Freddy Highmore admitted he would "love to be considered".
This is the first solo Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although not the first adaptation of the character to interact with another character wholly originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, and appeared in multiple films from Phase I of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man (2012), along with various video game adaptations of Marvel properties that also feature Spider-Man. Gregg has reprised the role in the animated series, and voiced the character in multiple video games.
Every live-action Spider-Man movie released after 2010 so far, debuted ten years after all three Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire movies. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was released ten years after Spider-Man (2002); The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) after Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) after Spider-Man 3 (2007).
The Vulture is the first major Spider-Man movie villain who became a supervillain of his own accord. Doc Ock, Sandman, Venom, The Lizard, Elektro, and both Green Goblins all became villains as a result of experiments gone wrong, or other types of accidents beyond their control. (Rhino, Shocker, and The Tinkerer are all minor villains in the films.)
This is the first Spider-Man film to feature the villain "The Vulture". In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4, John Malkovich was set to play The Vulture, but the film was never made. In the DVD commentary for Spider-Man 3, Thomas Haden Church revealed they spoke about Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ben Kingsley playing The Vulture in a sequel.
Sony considered approaching Sam Raimi to direct a new trilogy of films, before this one was green-lit.
When Spider-Man is observing the robbery of the Bank ATM. On the building wall behind him the word "Bagley" is spray painted in large letters. This is in reference to long time Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man comic book artist Mark Bagley.
On Peter Parker passing the torch to Miles Morales while this film was still "The Amazing Spider-Man 3", Andrew Garfield stated: "Miles Morales was a huge moment in this character's comic book life, and I do believe that we can do that. It's something I'm really interested in figuring out; an eloquent way of coexisting, or passing on the torch. I don't have an answer, but I think it's actually a really important move. I think it's a really beautiful and important move. I want it to feel like a circle. I want the two ends to join, somehow. I don't know what that means, yet. I don't know what that means in terms of the quantity of Spider-Man movies I do. But I know that I don't particularly want to be a forty-year-old Spider-Man. (Laughs) I do know that time is fleeting."
The movie did not start out with the origin story, it began with Peter Parker already being Spider-Man for quite a while.
When Peter and Ned eavesdrop on the students discussing Spider-Man's identity, one of the students points out that Spider-Man could be "horribly burned" under his mask. This could be a reference to Deadpool, another Marvel hero, who has a very similar costume to Spider-Man, and is horribly scarred underneath his mask. Deadpool and Spider-Man often work together in the comics.
This is Jennifer Connelly's third comic-book film after Hulk (2003), and The Rocketeer (1991).
This is the second time Robert Downey, Jr. makes a credited appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film without receiving top billing.
4th Highest grossing Spider-Man movie to date, domestically. 2nd Highest grossing worldwide behind Spider-Man 3
Was sent to theaters under the title "Scavenger".
On June 24th, 2015, Kevin Feige confirmed Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and also revealed Marvel Cinematic Universe characters would appear in Spider-Man's solo film. However, he did not go into much detail about the new information.
The original proposal by Marvel was to have Spider-Man appear in several of their Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, in exchange for Columbia and Sony getting a cut of the profits, but it was rejected by Sony. However, the commercial disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), partly due to poor decision calls by Sony, including Executive Producer Matt Tolmach (at one point during production, Andrew Garfield and Tolmach were not in good terms) prompted Sony to renegotiate the deal with Marvel, and restart the franchise again.
While this movie is the first time that Spider-Man and his world have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have already been multiple Spider-Man characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, prior to Peter's debut in Captain America: Civil War (2016): Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk in Marvel's Daredevil (2015) (Fisk is both a villain to Spider-Man and to Daredevil). Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich in Daredevil (2015) (In the comics, Ben Urich is a reporter for the Daily Bugle. However, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he was a reporter for the New York Bulletin). Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James, Timothée Chalamet, and Tom Holland were all in the shortlist of the much anticipated casting of Peter Parker.
DC Comics reference: When Flash Thompson is the first to answer a question in class, but gets it wrong, the teacher responds, "See Flash? Being the fastest isn't always best." This is likely a tongue-in-cheek reference to the DC Comics character The Flash, who has superhuman speed.
While rumors flew all over the internet about the casting of Spider-Man, there were only three confirmed-by-the-source pieces of news on the matter: 1. Norman Reedus' son "Mingus Lucien Reedus" had been offered an audition, but turned it down. 2. Chandler Riggs auditioned, but did not get the part. 3. Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man.
When Liz and the other girls are talking in the gym, and the subject of Spider-Man comes up, Betty mentions that he "could be almost thirty under that mask". This could be a nod to the two previous Spider-Man film actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who were in their mid to late 20s when filming their respective Spider-Man films.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) director Drew Goddard had been rumored to write and direct the film. Goddard was hired to write and direct The Sinister Six for the Amazing Spider-Man franchise after leaving as showrunner for the Netflix television series Daredevil, which is also set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Goddard was in the shortlist, but Jon Watts was hired instead.
In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Andrew Garfield can be seen wearing a Ramones shirt. In this movie, "Blitzkreig Bop" by the Ramones is featured. The Ramones famously covered the original Spider-Man theme song, as a hidden bonus track on their "¡Adios Amigos!" album. "Adios" was their final album, and their hidden bonus track "Spider-Man" was the last song on their last original album.
Steve Buscemi was rumored for the part of Uncle Ben, even though Marvel confirmed that the movie would not have an origin story.
One of the code words for the Winter Soldier was "Homecoming" in Captain America: Civil War (2016). But the filmmakers of Civil War later said in an interview, that it was just a coincidence.
Adrian Toomes is never referred to as "The Vulture". However, the term "Vulture guy" is used by other characters.
The movie filmed in Atlanta in June 2016, a month after Captain America: Civil War (2016) was released.
Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien were rumored for the role of Peter Parker (Spider-Man).
Asa Butterfield had been considered for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016), but was deemed too tall for the role.
The concept of Spider-Man's ability to change his web-shooter's settings through voice commands in the film, was adapted from the comics which was first seen in the first issue of the fourth volume of the "Amazing Spider-Man" series which was released at the end of 2015.
Of the main cast, only Michael Keaton was born before Spider-Man's comics debut in 1962.
A major backlash toward a rumor stating Peter Parker could possibly be played by an African-American actor caused controversy amongst comic fandoms. Dan Slott, who was writing for The Amazing Spider-Man at the time, stated: "Some of the comments, rigidity, rationalizations, and, in some cases, flat-out-anger by some that Spider-Man MUST 'be white' scare me."
The first Spider-Man film to feature The Shocker (Herman Schultz), The Vulture (Adrian Toomes), and The Tinkerer (Phineas Mason). The Vulture is the main villain, and The Shocker and The Tinkerer serve as his henchmen.
Towards the end, when Peter is standing in The Avenger's Headquarters with Happy, he is wearing a black t-shirt with a popular "nerd" joke printed on it. The full joke is: Two atoms walk into a bar. One says to the other, "I think I've lost an electron!" The other atom says, "Are you sure?" To which the third replies, "I'm positive!"
Michael Giacchino composed an orchestral version of the Spider-Man (1967) theme. This was the third time the theme was heard in a Spider-Man production.
Gary Oldman was considered for the role of The Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared as characters in different Batman franchises. James Gordon and Bruce Wayne (Batman), respectively.
On June 23, 2015, Marvel Studios officially announced that Tom Holland would be playing Spider-Man, and that Jon Watts would direct the film.
Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei both worked together in the film The Paper (1994) with Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) star Glenn Close
The man in the video Peter watches to learn how to tie a necktie, is named "Dean Crimson", because Nitin Nohria, the man who portrays him, is the dean of Harvard Business School, and Harvard's nickname is "Crimson".
The sequel to this film won't be called "Spider-Man: Homecoming 2" or have "2" in the title. Internally, Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony are referring to "Spider-Man: Homecoming 2", but that's not what the final title will be. Marvel chief Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the former Sony executive who is producing the film for the studio, told Collider that the film will be called "Spider-Man: Subtitle" with no "2" in the title. Feige and Pascal also told Collider that they plan on starting production in April or May 2018.
The main villain of every first Spider-Man movie of different franchises (Tobey's, Andrew's, and Tom's) have the costume or suit green, or the skin of green color (Green Goblin, The Lizard, The Vulture).
Donald Glover is the third Community (2009) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Danny Pudi and Jim Rash had cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), respectively.
At one point, in a scene set in Washington, D.C., Spider-Man is shown running beside the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where Captain America and Falcon first met in Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014).
Michael Keaton is the third actor from the Batman franchise to crossover and appear in Spider-Man or vice versa. Cliff Robertson appeared on Batman (1966), and also played Uncle Ben. J.K. Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson, and now plays Commissioner Gordon in Justice League (2017).
Directors discussed to helm the film before the eventual selection of Jon Watts included: Jonathan Levine, Theodore Melfi, Jason Moore, Jared Hess, and John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Melfi took himself out of the running to direct Hidden Figures (2016). Daley and Goldstein were subsequently chosen to write the film.
When driving his date to the Homecoming dance, Flash Thompson mentions that he (paraphrasing) "knows fresh branzino, and that was not fresh." When Gwen Stacy invites Peter Parker to meet her family in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), her family prepares branzino for dinner.
During Cinema Con on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Kevin Feige officially announced this movie's title.
Tom Holland can be seen alongside two other Marvel Cinematic Universe stars in 2015 films: Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) stars alongside Tom in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) and Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) stars alongside Tom in Pilgrimage (2017).
Tunde Adebimpe initially tried for the role of The Tinkerer, but ended up getting the role of Mr. Cobbwell the chemistry teacher. Additionally, Tunde who is also the lead singer for the indie rock band TV on the Radio has worked with director Jon Watts before on the music video "Wolf Like Me" on the band's second LP (and major-label debut).
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The working title of the film was Summer of George, a reference to the eighth season finale of Seinfeld (1989). Co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll stated the code name was selected because during production crew members watched reruns of the series weeknights on a local Los Angeles TV station and discussed them with each other the next day. Consequently, the working title of the sequel is Fall of George.
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Although Chris Hemsworth was not in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Tom Holland acted with him in the film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), making Mark Ruffalo as the only original Avenger, with whom Holland has never been in a movie.
In the beginning of the film, when Peter (Tom Holland) is with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the limo, Peter is wearing a shirt that reads "The physics is theoretical. The fun is real!" This is a quote from The Big Bang Theory (2007), a show about incredibly smart people with very poor social skills, much like Peter.
John Francis Daley, who co-wrote the screenplay, and Martin Starr, who played Mr. Harrington, were in the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999). Daley also appeared as F.B.I. Special Agent Sweets, on Bones (2005).
Chandler Riggs auditioned for Spider-Man.
Peter Parker and The Ramones are all from Forest Hills, Queens, New York. The Ramones song "Blitzkrieg Bop" is featured twice on the soundtrack.
Before Tom Holland was announced, Asa Butterfield was originally the main choice to play Spider-Man, because Marvel had liked him since day one, when they announced the top 5 actor shortlist to play Spider-Man, which were himself and Holland, Nat Wolff, Timothée Chalamet and Liam James.
Before Spider-Man took this release date, July 7, 2017 had been the original release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (May 5, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (November 3, 2017).
Dylan O'Brien was rumored to have been cast and/or the top contender for the role of Spider-Man. On March 3, 2015, he denied these rumors.
Cillian Murphy showed interest in a Marvel Cinematic Universe villain role, specifically in this Spider-Man film. He also starred in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with Tom Holland , so they would already know each other if it did happen.
First feature film role for Disney Channel star Zendaya.
Michael Keaton, who plays Adrien Toomes (The Vulture) in this film, previously starred in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), which also starred Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Emma Stone portrayed Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Edward Norton previously portrayed Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk) in The Incredible Hulk (2008), which also takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The portrayal of Aunt May in this film, is by far the youngest than of its early portrayals. For instance, the ages of the actresses who've played Aunt May in the recent Spider-Man films at the times of their release: -1. Spider-Man (2002): Rosemary Harris - seventy-four-years-old. -2. Spider-Man 2 (2004): Harris - seventy-six. -3. Spider-Man 3 (2007): Harris - seventy-nine. -4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012): Sally Field - sixty-five. -5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014): Field - sixty-seven. -6. Captain America: Civil War (2016): Marisa Tomei - fifty-one. -7. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): Tomei - fifty-two.
The exterior shot of Peter Parker's High School is Franklin K. Lane High School, which is located on the Brooklyn and Queens border. The New York Daily News March 8, 2004 front headline label FKLHS the "City's Worst School". Some notable alumni are: William "Red" Holzman (NBA), Richie Havens (singer-songwriter, guitarist), DJ Spinderella (of Salt-n-Pepa), and John Gotti.
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Jane Levy and Kaya Scodelario were considered for roles as Peter's love interest.
Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei appeared in The Paper (1994). That film was written by David Koepp, who also wrote Spider-Man (2002), and was directed by Ron Howard, whose daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, appeared in Spider-Man 3 (2007).
This is the first Spider-Man movie to have a subtitle.
Theodore Melfi was in the running to direct, but removed his name from consideration to direct Hidden Figures (2016) instead.
The name "Brian Pichelli", that is mentioned, is a name combination of Writer Brian Michael Bendis and Artist Sara Pichelli. Both of them were given a special thanks in the closing credits.
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When Peter steals Flash's car to chase the Vulture the license plate on the car is "FLASHDRV".
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The second Spider-Man film to not have its title displayed at the beginning of the film, and the first to have its title featured on a colorful background with no webbing or spider symbol in sight.
As Adrian Toomes is aboard Tony Stark's plane, the Iron Man Mark 42 suit (from "Iron Man 3") can briefly be glimpsed in the background.
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Tony Stark calls Peter Parker "Crockett" when sarcastically commenting on his detective work. This is a reference to Miami Vice (1984), but since Peter calls movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) "really old", it's no surprise that he doesn't get the 1980s reference.
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There is a moment in the film where The Vulture (Toomes) (Michael Keaton) flies up in front of the moon and his silhouette very closely resembles the Bat Signal. Keaton of course portrayed Batman twice in his career.
Marisa Tomei previously appeared with Rosemary Harris, one of her predecessors as Aunt May Parker, in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).
When Peter (Tom Holland), Ned (Jacob Batalon), and the others are in gym class, Peter's love interest, Liz (Laura Harrier), is talking with her group of friends about Spider-Man. When asked if Spider-Man is "hot", one of the girls replies with "He could be thirty under there". In the Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, they cast actors who were older than their high school counterparts. Though the age gap isn't as severe, one can make same argument about the Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man films. This leads one to believe that the line was a jab at the earlier films, because in the case of this movie, they actually cast the high school with age-appropriate actors and actresses.
All five boroughs of New York City are shown or mentioned during the film.
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The film's cast includes three Oscar winners: Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly, and Gwyneth Paltrow; as well as two Oscar nominees: Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.. At three, this movie holds the record for the most Oscar winners to be featured in a MCU film.
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The Vulture at one point mocks one of his henchman for calling himself "the Shocker" asking, "what is this, pro wrestling?" a reference to the disastrously botched character (who later became an internet meme) "The Shockmaster," infamous for stumbling through a wall and losing his mask during his debut appearance on WCW.
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Adrian Toomes wears a dark leather bomber jacket with a fuzzy white collar when he is in the vulture suit. This gives him the appearance of a real vulture, with its tufts of lighter-colored feathers around its neck.
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This will be the first Live Action Spider Man Film to be shot in 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio.
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The first theatrically-released Spider-Man film to not have a video-game tie-in.
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As Spider-Man is falling down the elevator shaft, a few notes of the "Spidey falling" background music from Spider-Man (1967) are heard.
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Michael Keaton and Jon Favreau appeared in the Burton and Schumacher Batman films, Keaton in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), and Favreau in Batman Forever (1995). Tommy Lee Jones also appeared in both universes, appearing in Batman Forever (1995) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). None share any screentime in either of the two universes however.
Donald Glover, who raps under the name "Childish Gambino", has a song called "Freaks & Geeks". He co-starred with Martin Starr in this movie, who was an actor on the television show Freaks and Geeks (1999).
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Ned wears a T-shirt with a wasp on the chest, anticipating future MCU installment Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).
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This film is Bokeem Woodbine's second Marvel production. He had appeared twice as Steppin' Razor in Blade: The Series (2006).
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Garcelle Beauvais, who plays the wife of The Vulture, once played the long-time love interest (and eventual wife) of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) villain, Jamie Foxx in The Jamie Foxx Show (1996). Bokeem Woodbine, who plays an accomplice to The Vulture, also appeared with Foxx in Ray (2004), as a member of his band.
Marisa Tomei co-starred with Alfred Molina in The Perez Family (1995) and Love Is Strange (2014). Molina had previously portrayed Dr. Otto Octavious (Dr. Octopus) in Spider-Man 2 (2004). Michael Keaton worked with Molina in The Company (2007) alongside Chris O'Donnell, who portrayed Dick Grayson (Robin) in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).
In the movie, Ned asked Peter if he can be his 'guy in the chair'. This may be a subtle reference to Ant-Man (2015), where Spider-man was first mentioned in the MCU. Hank Pym had a chair and monitors where he could watch and direct Scott Lang and remotely assist him on missions.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei appeared together in Chaplin (1992), Only You (1994) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). The two also briefly dated.
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This is the first film in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to not have over an hour of footage that is specially formatted in IMAX.
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Maxim Knight was considered for the role of Peter Parker.
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Bokeem Woodbine and Logan Marshall-Green appeared together in Devil (2010).
When showing the scene of Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), during the white van chase scene, you see the scene where Ferris Bueller is running home (homecoming), but the song you hear, is not the actual song from that scene, which is a ska inspired song with tablas, but the "Oh Yeah" song by Yello, which is the song that everybody remembers from the movie, and is used during the Ferrari "borrowing" scene, or "Live a little" scene.
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Screenwriter John Francis Daley, Martin Starr, and James Franco were in Freaks and Geeks (1999). Starr plays the teacher in this film, and Franco played Harry Osborne in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.
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Katherine McNamara wanted to play Mary Jane Watson after YouTuber Amazing Spider Man suggested it.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton appeared in Game 6 (2005).
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Film critic, actor, director, and writer Caillou Pettis placed the film at number twenty on his list of his twenty favorite films released in 2017.
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This film continues the tradition of having one or more Oscar winners in the cast of all MCU films (with the exception of Avengers: Age of Ultron which had none). In this case, they are Marisa Tomei, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Connelly (voice of Karen/Suit Lady). At time of release, Spider-Man: Homecoming had the number of most Oscar winners in any single MCU film.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Happy says he's been carrying around Tony's engagement ring since 2008. That's when the first Iron Man movie came out, and it's also the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Even before Disney and Marvel Studios had worked with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a popular fan theory about Iron Man 2 (2010), was that Peter Parker was the little boy in an Iron Man mask, who stands up to a killer robot, and is saved by Tony Stark. Tom Holland loved this idea so much, that he asked Kevin Feige for permission to confirm this idea as official, and Fiege agreed.
The scene in which Peter, through sheer force of will, lifts the machinery pinning him down after The Vulture forces the structure to collapse on him, is a nod to a scene in The Amazing Spider-Man #33, in which he does the same thing. The panels in the comic are considered by many to be some of the most iconic in Spider-Man's history.
The female newscaster on the schools news show is Betty Brant. Betty is J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at the Daily Bugle (and an early love of Peter) in the comics. Elizabeth Banks played her in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies.
Despite being the main villain, The Vulture never intentionally attempts to harm any innocent people, only people who directly confront him. All of the peril to people, and damage to buildings, is caused by Spider-Man meddling in The Vulture's schemes to steal and/or sell weapons.
In the Civil War comic book series, Tony Stark built Spider-Man an "Iron Spider" suit, colored red and gold, and laden with armor and gadgets. Originally, Spider-Man's suit in Captain America: Civil War (2016) was to be red and gold, but Marvel said Spider-Man should be in red and blue for his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Tony Stark offers Peter a place in The Avengers, with an actual red and gold Iron Spider suit at the end of this film, but he doesn't take it.
One of the items Spider-Man finds in the Damage Control storage facility, is an Ultronbot's head, from Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Howard Stark (John Slattery) and Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) appear in a painted mural in the hallway of Peter's school.
Despite prominent billing, Gwyneth Paltrow only appears in one scene. It's her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man Three (2013), after which her contract expired.
It is revealed that the character "Michelle" also goes by the nickname "MJ". This is an homage to Mary Jane Watson, and a foreshadowing for a possible relationship in future films.
In the ferry scene, when Adrian Toomes meets up with Mac Gargan, you can easily see a scorpion tattoo on Gargan's neck (a concept originally derived from Ultimate Marvel). Also in the mid-credits scene, which shows Toomes talking to Gargan in prison hinting at his future as Scorpion. Furthermore, a prison guard mentions that Toomes' family is there to visit just after Toomes refuses to give up Spider-Man's identity. Previous portrayals of Scorpion have often targeted family members of individuals with information on Spider-Man, most notably J. Jonah Jameson. Mentioning Toomes' family in earshot of Gargan may be alluding to a future hostage situation.
Kevin Feige said that the decision to have Aunt May discovering Peter's secret as Spider-Man, was inspired by a crucial exchange between both of them in Spider-Man 2 (2004), that he felt it should have been included. During test screenings, it drew the biggest laugh. It was based on J. Michael Straczynski's Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) No. 35. Director Jon Watts felt that the scene is an homage to the final scene in Iron Man (2008); by doing so, allowing them to do more never-before-seen things on-screen in subsequent movies. When Marisa Tomei saw that line in the script, she also agreed to having that moment, reasoning that it allowed her character to develop in more areas in subsequent installments, instead of being pigeonholed.
The first live-action Spider-Man film where Aunt May discovers Peter's true identity as Spider-Man.
Towards the end of the film, it's revealed that "Happy" Hogan has been in charge of the engagement ring that Tony Stark intends to use to propose to Pepper Potts. In the comics, Happy and Pepper began a relationship after she broke up with Tony.
One of the drawings during the end credits reveals that Mr. Delmar's business was repaired and reopened.
In the classic Marvel comics, Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) is a reporter at the Daily Bugle, not a friend or classmate of Peter Parker. He is also based on Ganke Lee (a chubby Chinese schoolboy from the Miles Morales Spider-Man comics, who knows his friend's secret identity). Also, Ned's collection of LEGOs in the film, is an additional nod to Ganke, as Ganke in the comics loves to collect LEGOs.
This is the first live-action appearance of Mac Gargan, also known as the Spider-Man villain: The Scorpion.
Despite never using two "Shocker" gauntlets at once, or donning the full suit, both iterations of the character portrayed are shown with sleeves made of the insulated yellow, quilt-like material that would make up the character's full suit in the comics.
Michael Keaton said the only research he did for his role as The Vulture was talking with his friend's two daughters who knew the character from the comics.
After the plane crashes on Coney Island, Peter sits on top of a roller coaster called the Cyclone. In Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) when the Howling Commandos are about to zipline onto the train, Bucky asks Steve if it is revenge for when he made them ride the Cyclone.
The Vulture, in this film, salvages alien tech, and re-works it for his own use. This scavenger nature is similar to how vultures actually live.
Since Iron Man Three (2013), there has been a fan theory that Pepper Potts, Tony Stark's love interest, died during surgery, and that he has been in denial ever since. The end of this film confirms this theory to be false, as she and Tony are about to announce their engagement.
After Peter has saved Liz from the falling elevator, he is hanging in front of her upside-down, and Karen (the Suit Lady) suggests that he kiss her. This is a clear nod to the classic "upside-down kiss" between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson from the original Spider-Man (2002).
The character of Aaron Davis is the real name of eventual anti-hero and ally of Spider-Man, The Prowler. In the garage scene between him and Spidey he mentions his nephew which could be a nod to the future Spider-Man, Miles Morales.
When Tony Stark takes away Peter's suit, he states "if you're nothing without the suit, then you shouldn't have it!" Tony learned this lesson in Iron Man Three (2013) when he was forced to take on The Mandarin without the use of his armor.
When Ned is asking Peter about what he can do after finding out that he is Spider-Man, they are, at one point, shown in what can be assumed as a history class. In the background, you can hear their teacher discussing the Sokovia Accords, which was introduced in Captain America: Civil War (2016), where Tom Holland made his Spider-Man debut.
There are several similarities between villain Adrian Toomes and the villain in Spider-Man (2002), Norman Osborn: -Each is the father of one of Peter Parker's classmates (Liz here, Harry Osborn in the earlier film). -Both originally draw motivation to become evil, from being forced out of government contracts. -Each discovers Spider-Man's true identity by simply talking to Peter Parker, and catching him in a lie (Liz tells her father Peter ditched them in Washington, D.C., Norman recognizes scratches on Peter's arm at dinner). -Both of them use their gliders as a sneak attack on Spider-Man in an attempt to kill him. Both fail.
In the film, it's revealed that Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) was the mastermind behind a scavenger operation that collected and re-purposed Chitauri alien weapons, before selling them on the black market. Throughout each of the NETFLIX Marvel series, the events of the The Avengers (2012) film are simply referred to as "The Incident". In the series Luke Cage (2016), the otherwise indestructible main character faces off against his archenemy Diamondback, and is severely injured by a bullet that was tied to "The Incident". Though it's not alluded to in either the series or the film, but it is possible that Diamondback purchased the weapons that he used on Luke from Toomes.
Peter Parker interacts with Mr. Delmar's cat Murphy a few times in the film, petting him towards the beginning and later saving him after the deli is destroyed. Tom Holland is allergic to cats in real-life.
The plane towards the end of the movie, is fitted with retro reflective panels to reflect light, making it invisible. This is a reference to Iron Man Three (2013), when the kid told Tony Stark that he should make a suit with retro reflective panels to: "go into stealth mode".
This trivia item contains spoilers for all previous Spider-Man films:) This is the only Spider-Man movie without any graveyard scene. All of the previous five installments had graveyard scenes for some of their major characters: 1) Spider-Man (2002) - Norman Osborn; 2) Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Uncle Ben Parker; 3) Spider-Man 3 (2007) - Harry Osborn; 4) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - Captain Stacey; 5) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - Gwen Stacey.
During the scene when Peter is picking up Liz for their date, the song "Save it for Later" by The English Beat is playing. One of the lines in the lyrics is "Sooner or later, you'll hit the deck and get found out...". This foreshadows exactly what happens to Peter Parker, as Adrian Toomes soon realizes that Peter is Spider-Man, after the two fought on the deck of the ferry boat.
Iron Man and The Vulture share no scenes together.
During the end of the Washington Monument rescue, the scene pays homage to the previous Spider-Man movies, specifically the love interests. When Peter saves Liz right before she falls with the elevator, he webs her by the hand, which is similar to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), when Spider-Man, portrayed by Andrew Garfield at the time, webs his love interest Gwen Stacey in the same manner during his battle with Green Goblin. Then after Peter safely places Liz outside the elevator, he is then facing her while hanging upside down. His A.I. Karen tells him to kiss her which is a straight homage to the iconic scene in Spider-Man (2002) where Peter, portrayed by Tobey Maguire, kissed Mary Jane Watson while hanging upside down.
The age-old Spider-Man rhetoric, "With great power, comes great responsibility," is never uttered out loud. It is alluded to several times: including the Long Island ferry scene and when Tony takes back the tech suit.
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On the way to Washington, D.C., there is a road sign that has the word "Triskelion" in lights. The word is also mentioned a short time later. Triskelion is on the flag from the Isle of Man. Tom Holland's father is from the Isle of Man. This is a reference to the ending of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), the three ships shot down at the end are called Heli-Carriers, and would, like "The Incident", require significant clean-up. Also, the Triskellion refers to the building in which S.H.I.E.L.D was based out of before and during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
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