Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first Spider-Man film that feels like an ensemble movie. In every teaser and trailer seen so far, we get a sense that Peter Parker’s friends (and mentors) are a crucial part of his story in the film. These characters aren’t mere throwaways either: some of them go through some big evolutions in the comics.
Liz Allan for example, Parker’s main high-school crush, eventually becomes the superheroine Firestar. And Laura Harrier, the actress playing Liz, wants in according to Screenrant:
“I hope Liz get’s powers, because that’s what happens in the comics,” said Harrier. “She becomes like Firestar, and she can like light things on fire.”
With more Spider-Man movies on the way, and Marvel’s penchant for universe building, it wouldn’t be crazy to think that we may see her don a hero’s uniform in the future.
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 sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Chris Evans as Captain America. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Hannibal Buress, Kenneth Choi, Angourie Rice, Michael Chernus, Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green and Jennifer Connelly.
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