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Vincent D'Onofrio had shown interest in appearing as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin from Daredevil (2015) in this film. Kingpin is a shared villain from both Spider-Man and Daredevil's rogue gallery and has appeared in countless other Spider-Man media.
Bryan Cranston showed interest in playing a Marvel villain, especially Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.
In an interview from 2013, while promoting his [then] upcoming film, Nosotros Vivimos Asi - This is How We Live (2011), 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."
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.
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):
  • Not an origin story


  • Peter is back in high school


  • Peter wears the classic Spider-Man costume


  • The series works in new villains


  • Peter has a non-stop wit as Spider-Man


  • Peter has awkward interactions with other superheroes


  • Peter is a street level hero


  • Peter struggles to balance teenage life and wallcrawling life


On April 21st 2016, it was made official that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) will appear in the film. This also marks the first time, that a Spider-Man movie will include another superhero character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Though this is Spider-Man's first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is already integrated into the MCU.

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 MCU prior to the webslinger's arrival.

In Ant-Man (2015), when Luis is recanting 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 MCU reference to Spider-Man.
This will be 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 special effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series, will be producing the special effects.
It was rumoured that Tom Holland had screen tested with both Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) 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."
The film was originally scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016, but Sony announced in summer 2014 that they had pushed the movie back to 2017 in order to release the Sinister Six movie, which was scheduled to premiere on November 11, 2016. On February 10, 2015, it was then cancelled for a new Spider-Man franchise, co-produced by Marvel and the Amazing Spider-Man sequels being dropped but its spin offs still in works
Alfred Molina expressed interest in returning for Doctor Octopus in a Spider-Man sequel.
The films 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.
Director Jon Watts has revealed that Peter Parker will be aged around 15 years old at the time of the film.
Matthew McConaughey has expressed interest in the role of Norman Osborn/ the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's archenemy.
Reports initially stated that Robert Downey Jr. would make a cameo in this film.
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."
Kevin Feige has stated that this film will not be a third retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Feige also stated that Spidey's new threads will be based off of the classic version of the costume (think 1966's Spider-Man drawn by John Romita Sr)
On June 24th, Kevin Feige confirmed Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and also revealed MCU characters would appear in Spider-Man's solo film, however, he did not go into much detail about the new information.
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 actor Clark Gregg and appeared in multiple films from Phase I of the MCU, also appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man 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.
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.
In July 2015, while filming the upcoming movie Pilgrimage (2017), Tom Holland posted a photo of him and co-star Jon Bernthal to his Instagram.

However, due to the fact that Holland portrays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the MCU and Bernthal portrays Frank Castle/Punisher in the MCU, a chunk of fans who didn't know about Pilgrimage (2017) were confused by the photo, assuming that Tom was on the set of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (2016), which sent fans into a frenzy. A news site even published an article saying "Civil War Spoilers: Tom Holland Teases Punisher's Role In Civil War".
The movie will not start out with the origin story as it will go to where that Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for quite a while.
Michael Keaton (one of the original Batman actors) will play Vulture.
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'.
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 40-year-old Spider-Man. [Laughs] I do know that time is fleeting."
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.
Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James, Timothée Chalamet and Tom Holland were all in the shortlist of the much anticipated casting of Peter Parker.
In 1984 the Birth of venom story arc started with a comic called homecoming. This could possibly mean that venom/symbiote may make an appearance in this movie.
Logan Lerman and Dylan O'Brien were rumored for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but both actors have stated they will not be appearing in this movie.
Cillian Murphy showed interest in a Marvel Cinematic Universe villain role, specifically in the Spider-Man film, he also stars in In the Heart of the Sea (2015) with Tom Holland , so they would already know each other if it did happen.
Peter might be a sophomore in Midtown High School like previous movies had him as a senior in Spider-Man (2002) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) a junior.
On 23 June 2015, Marvel Studios officially announced that Tom Holland would be playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and that Jon Watts would direct the film.
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are rumored to appear in the movie and it might be the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016).
The weekend before Tom Holland was announced as Spider-Man, he posted three videos on his Instagram account, where he showed of his backflip skills, to which many websites started pointed out after he was cast, praising him for his spider-like abilities.
The movie will film in Atlanta in June, a month after Captain America: Civil War (2016).
This is not Martin Starr's first time in the MCU as he has appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008) as a computer technician that is bribed pizza he received from Bruce Banner (Edward Norton), so he can use the university computers.
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. The director was in the shortlist but Jon Watts was hired instead.
Sony considered approaching Sam Raimi to direct a new trilogy of films before this one was green lit. It is unknown if it was to be a continuation of his 'Spider-Man' series, a continuation of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' series or simply a new series.
Tom Holland is the youngest actor (at 19) to be cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, were 25 and 26, respectively, when they were cast.
During CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Kevin Feige officially announced that the reboot will be called "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
Captain America is rumored to appear.
Michael Keaton plays a character called the Vulture which is a man in a bird costume. Ironically, Michael Keaton starred in the Best Picture winning film Birdman in 2014 and that character is based off of Batman, which Michael Keaton played in 1989 and 1992.
While this movie is the first time that Spider-Man and his world have been a part of the MCU, there have already been multiple Spider-Man characters in the MCU, prior to Peter's debut in Captain America: Civil War (2016):
Steve Buscemi is rumored for the part of Uncle Ben, even though Marvel confirmed that the movie will not have an origin story.
According to the Marvel/Sony deal, Kevin Feige will not be compensated as an executive producer on the film.
Katherine McNamara wants to play Mary Jane.
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.
Tom Holland can be seen alongside two other MCU 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).
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'.
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.
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Chandler Riggs auditioned for Spider-Man.
Michael Keaton, who plays Adrien Toomes/Vulture in this film, previously starred in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) who also stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Emma Stone portrayed the character of Gwen Stacy in the previous Spider-Man films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Edward Norton previously portrayed Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Incredible Hulk (2008), which also takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Before the casting, plot details or even the title was announced, the film became a victim of Internet rumors and click-bait sites claiming to have inside information on the production. This included fake plot details, fake cast members and even early criticism based on the false information they were providing.
Before Spider-Man took this release date, July 28th, 2017 had been the original release date for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (May 5, 2017) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (November 3, 2017).
This film will be the second appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for actor Kenneth Choi. He previously played one of Captain America's soldiers in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
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When the news was announced the role of Spider-Man would be recast, a major push by a small faction of fans had the character Miles Morales be the subject of the new films. Miles Morales continued on the role of Spider-Man from Peter Parker in the Marvel Ultimate Universe, after the death of his character in Ultimate Spider-Man: The Death of Spider-Man. Previous producers of The Amazing Spider-Man series had reportedly stated they would never have Morales fill the suit.
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 & Jonathan Goldstein. Daley & Goldstein were subsequently chosen to write the film.
Asa Butterfield was originally the choice to play Spider-Man because Marvel liked him since Day 1 when they announced the top 5 candidates to play Spider-Man, which were Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Timothée Chalamet, Tom Holland, and Liam James.
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Donald Glover is the third Community (2009) actor in the MCU. Danny Pudi and Jim Rash had cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), respectively.
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There have been five actors to play Peter Parker in film: 1. Nicholas Hammond (1977-79 CBS TV series) 2. Tobey Maguire (Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy) 3. Andrew Garfield (Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series) 4. Max Charles (Young Peter in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man series) 5. Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) A SIXTH actor will be added to the list of Peter Parker in film (unless the character is Miles Morales) once the 2018 animated film comes out, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Every live-action Spider-Man movie released after 2010 so far, debuted 10 years after all 3 Sam Raimi/Tobey MacGuire movies. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was released 10 years after Spiderman (2002); The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) after Spiderman 2 (2004); and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) after Spiderman 3 (2007).
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The Vulture is the fourth member of the 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 to date. Shocker can be considered a fifth as he has been in some incarnations of the team.
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Donald Glover is the second Community (2009) actor to star in a Spider-Man movie. Joel McHale had a cameo in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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Norman Osborne will appear along with the unknown villain. For now the character is unknown.
Michael Keaton plays The Vulture in this film, marking the second time he has played a bird-themed character after Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
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Although Thor/Chris Hemsworth was not in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland acted with him in Heart of the Sea, making Mark Ruffalo/the Hulk the only original Avenger Tom Holland has never been in a movie with.
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The first Spider-Man film where Spider-Man has his iconic web wings from the comics.
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Howard Stark (as portrayed by John Slattery) and Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) appear in a painted mural in the hallway of Peter's school.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s 8th time playing Tony Stark (after the three "Iron Man" films, cameo in "The Incredible Hulk", "The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", and "Captain America: Civil War")
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Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared in Robocop together as well as in different Batman franchises.
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Marisa Tomei co-starred with Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange (2014) who had previously portrayed Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavious in Spider-Man 2 (2004).
Michael Keaton is the third actor from the Batman series to cross over and appear in Spider-Man. Cliff Robertson appeared on the 1960s Batman television series, and also played Uncle Ben. J.K. Simmons played J. Jonah Jameson, and now plays Commissioner Gordon.
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The first Spider-Man film to feature Shocker (Herman Schultz), Vulture (Adrian Toomes), and the Tinkerer (Phineas Mason). The Vulture will be the main villain, but it is currently unknown what roles the Shocker and the Tinkerer will have.
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Asa Butterfield had been considered for the role of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War but was deemed too tall for the role.
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Jane Levy and Kaya Scodelario were considered for roles as Peter's love interest.
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This will be the first Spider-Man film to feature the villain Vulture. In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4 actor John Malkovich was set to play the Vulture but the film was never made. In the DVD commentary for Spider-Man 3 Thomas Hayden Church revealed they spoke about Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley playing the Vulture in a sequel.
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Martin Star is rumoured to play a teacher in this movie. He can briefly be seen in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and credited as 'Computer Nerd'. This could be a link in role of a previous minor background character who was doing his degree then turns to teaching in this movie, or just be a coincidence.
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Marisa Tomei; and two Oscar nominees: Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr..
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Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei previously appeared together 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).
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Cameo 

Mark Ruffalo: Bruce Banner makes a photo appearance above the whiteboard in one of Peter's classes.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

One of the codewords for the Winter Soldier was homecoming in Captain America: Civil War (2016). But the film makers of civil war later said in an interview that it was just a coincidence.
Martin Starr had previously starred in The Incredible Hulk (2008) In the novelization of The Incredible Hulk (2008), Martin Starr was revealed to be Amadeus Cho. He could be reprising his role as Cho and might even get the Iron Spider Suit.
Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) is based on his version in the classic Marvel comics (a classmate and friend of Peter Parker) but also based on Ganke Lee (a chubby Chinese schoolboy who knows Spider-Man's secret identity).
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