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The New Spiderman. Source: Comicbook.com

Here are 5 reasons Spider-Man Homecoming will be nothing like the others.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to be the next big thing in the world of Marvel movies. But if you’re expecting just another ordinary Spider-Man movie than think again. 

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for.

While Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t set for release until early July, word is getting out that this will be the best Spider-Man movie to date. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man and Marvel movies in general then this is great news. We’ve seen the same old Spider-Man movies countless times and now it’s time to shake things up a bit.

This is where Spider-Man: Homecoming promises to deliver. Based on what we know so far, the hype is legit. I’m so freaking-diculously (is that a word?) excited but don’t just take my word for it. Read on to see exactly what sets this bad boy apart.

1) Spider-Man: Homecoming won’t be another re-telling of Peter Parker’s origin story

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So many Spider-Men. Source: MovieWeb

Thank god! I think i speak for most when i say that we fucking get it already!

We don’t need to see Peter Parker’s origin story again for the millionth time. According to the writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein the plot will be different to what marvel fans have come to expect from a Spider-Man movie. It will focus on a teenage Peter Parker who is struggling to deal with his powers but without retelling the old story of how he got them.

Yay finally something different. Scrap the parts where Peter gets bitten by a spider and Uncle Ben dies, its been done too many times. While it made sense for the first true Spider-Man films to rehash how Uncle Ben’s death impacted Peter’s life (and his choices as Spider-Man), re-watching that in The Amazing Spider-Man just felt unnecessary.

2) Spider-Man: Homecoming will be about Peter Parker dealing with real high school issues

I love that Spider-Man Homecoming is focusing on Peter’s everyday struggles as a a high-school kid. Things like insecurities, fitting in, dealing with his new powers amongst all the usual teenage chaos etc. It’s that sort of things that makes him relatable to a younger audience and that’s what was missing in the previous Spider-Man movies. Not just the cool super hero stuff but the everyday teenage stuff that a fifteen year old has to deal with. Like seriously, what 15 year old kid has his shit together? I don’t care if he’s freaking Spider-Man, he’s still probably an awkward teenager.

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Peter Parker in high school. Source: Nerdist

Writer, Goldstein explains:

“We want to explore that. Just because you get superpowers doesn’t make you into a sophisticated, successful adult…He’s still a kid and he’s clumsy and he’s a geek and he’s a bit of an outcast and in many ways the superpowers amplify that and exacerbate his trying to fit in.”

3) Tom Holland will star in Spider-Man: Homecoming which is great news because…

Tom Holland is barely out of his teens and at 20 years old is far more similar in age to portray the real Peter Parker. Tobey Maguire was 27 when his first Spider-Man movie came out back in 2002. Andrew Garfield was 29 when he first starred in The Amazing Spider-Man back in 2012 (which wasn’t that amazing to be honest). While both of those guys are great actors, they just didn’t quite nail the young, awkward Peter Parker in the comic books.  

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Mum this isn’t a phase. Source: Dan Slott
 At least with Tom Holland Marvel is heading in the right direction to find a young enough actor who could actually convincingly play an awkward high sophomore (15-16 years old) science nerd. Tom Holland barely looks like he’s hit puberty and that’s what so great about him being cast. He has the vibe and all the correct facial features of Peter Parker in the comic books. Oh, and he’s also a fucking brilliant actor. 

4) Spider-Man: Homecoming is drawing inspiration from the 80’s

Spider-Man Homecoming is taking inspiration from a guy called Jon Hughes. Who is he, i hear you ask? Well Hughes directed a bunch of teen hits in the 80’s like Ferris Bueller and The Breakfast Club. These classics are known for combining a nostalgic and heartfelt vibe along with comedy. As head Marvel dude, Kevin Feige, has stated in the past, Spider-Man: Homecoming will look to incorporate that same vibe. The supporting characters are going to be really interesting and will provide a flavour of drama in the high school setting. In other words, it’s a coming of age story.

Don’t worry though, there will still be plenty of action

It will continue on from Captain American: Civil War, several months onwards. So that means you can expect more action packed blockbuster awesomeness, but with more depth and character resonation.

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Spider Man and his Civil War shield. Source: Nerdist

5) Spider-Man: Homecoming will be a lot funnier

I know i’ve told you guys about all this school drama that Peter Parker has to deal with, but there will definitely be a focus on a more lighthearted Peter Parker. This new Spider-Man is by no means a soap oprah or melodrama. If you’re familiar with the comic books then you know Spider-Man likes to run his mouth but when he takes off the mask he can be a bit of a downer.

Well fear not, because you won’t have to listen to Peter vent about girls or family problems. If a 15 year old nerd gets super powers he’s probably gonna freak out with excitement and do some stupid shit. Say goodbye to emo Peter Parker and hello to immature smart ass Peter Parker. Let’s hope they introduce more of the witty one liners that we know and love from the Marvel comics.

Anyways, this list should give you a good reason to have faith in Spider-Man movies again. If this doesn’t get you excited, than i quit.