When rumours first surfaced about a new reboot of Spider-Man it all felt rather unnecessary but with the news that Sony, the producer of the previous two iterations, was loosening its tight grasp on the character and actually working with Marvel Studios (who make Iron Man, Avengers, etc) things got a little more exciting for fans. Then it happened: with Iron Man’s call for superhero assistance in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, we got our first onscreen in the Marvel Comic Universe of the webslinger. Now, in his own aptly named Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland’s eager and excitable version of a young Peter Parker gets his own coming of age movie.
Thankfully we skip the bitten by a spider origins and death of uncle Ben that we all know and jump straight in to Peter trying to juggle the responsibilities of being a superhero and a high school student. His age and naivety while trying to prove to Tony Stark that he is ready to be an Avenger lead to his biggest struggles and make for possibly the best version of the character we’ve seen. Now, if Marvel could just do a deal to wrestle the X-Men rights back from Fox.