It seems pretty clear that Pirates 5 and Cars 3 aren’t going to be Disney’s next blockbusters. No, for that the Mouse House is going to have to wait for July 2nd and Spider-Man: Homecoming. This has looked like an incredible blast in every trailer including this final one that brings the focus back to the Tony/Peter relationship that managed to heal a decade worth of damage inflicted on the character by SONY in one act of Captain America: Civil War. If issue #16 of the MCU isn’t enough to get you excited on its own, Michael Giacchino leaked this bit from the scoring session for Homecoming. One of the MCU’s biggest flaws is (with one or two exceptions) memorable scores. Giacchino takes his talent for repurposing old themes and infusing them with his own style and takes Spidey’s cheesiest theme and makes it already the best character theme any MCU has. This is going to be a blast!
Though it’s not going to pass the box office juggernaut that is Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 still looks like it will be the biggest film of the summer and certainly was a hit with the fans. KT asked readers to dub the most awesome Guardian of them all and thus began one of the most furiously contested polls we’ve ever had. In the beginning, there was Star Lord. Peter Quill was dominating this poll through week one, and then it became a three-way race for the next two weeks as Rocket and Groot pulled right alongside him locking it into a virtual three-way tie. However, last week saw a surge of support for the Galaxy’s most gun-obsessed trash panda, and Rocket is the pick as KT’s Favorite Guardian of the Galaxy with Groot at #2 and Star Lord at #3. Absolutely no love for Gamora or Mantis? I get Gamora had really nothing to do in the last film but how do you not love Mantis? Fickle horde. A new poll should be up in a week. Thanks to all for the frenzied voting.
Alright, space lovers, we’re less than two weeks from the premiere of the biggest movie of the summer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so it is only fitting that we choose our official site GUARDIAN! You may select from amongst the original core, as well as Nebula, Mantis, and Yondu, who look like they’ll be joining the team in the second outing. We’ll run the poll through the film’s second weekend to get both your pre and post-love for our most dysfunctional super hero team (and, yes, a vote for Groot is also a vote for Baby Groot). VOTE, my minions, and select your champion!
The second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming delves a lot more into the plot of Tom Holland’s first solo outing as the webslinger and this looks like it’s going to be a blast and another huge win for Marvel (which I needed after trying to watch Iron Fist: the MCU’s first truly awful bomb). The mentor/mentee relationship between Stark and Parker that was so much fun in Civil War looks like it’s going to be a cornerstone of the film, making me wonder if this is going to be as much as a Stark film as Civil War ended up being (essentially backdooring Iron Mans 4 and 5). Michael Keaton is selling the Vulture as a legit villain, and that in and of itself is an achievement. One of the few concerns I had from the first trailer was the set piece on the ferry felt too much like Peter saving the train in the (as of now only good Spider-Man film) battle with Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2. This trailer completely flips your impression of that encounter. July looks to be as insane a month as March has been with a major release every week, and Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to swing into theaters on July 7, 2017. Coming Soon has a plot synopsis below.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been, by far, the biggest success story of the MCU thus far. It raised at least six characters from the status of “only known by those of the Chosen Order of Geekhood” to household names. In 2013, I could shout “I AM GROOT” and be taken into protective psychiatric custody. Now, people just think I’m childish (which, truth be told, is the reaction I tend to get anyway). With Awesome Mix-Tape 2 as its background music, the Guardians reassemble in the first full trailer for their second adventures. Aaaand, it’s awesome. People are going to go nuts for this, especially Baby Groot, but, the character that’s surprised me the most is Dave Bautista’s Drax: he’s so good. He’s stealing every trailer. Watch. Enjoy. Repeat. The Guardians of the Galaxy will return on May 5, 2017.