As we learned in last month’s trailer, Peter Parker gets a souped-up spider-suit for this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, courtesy of Tony Stark. Now, thanks to a promotional Facebook video from AMC Theaters pegged to this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (watch it below), we have a better idea of what Stark’s “minor upgrades” consist of. A nod to the earliest models of Spidey’s costume, the wings give our friendly neighborhood superhero a boost when gliding from tall buildings, like, say, the Washington Monument.
It seems the former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has nothing but good things to say about his successor in the role, and the character’s new movie. Garfield – recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor (Drama) category, for his lead role in Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ – was asked by Entertainment Tonight for his thoughts on the recent trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ the Sony/Marvel co-production with Tom Holland in the lead. Garfield took over from Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man with 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and while there was some controversy over the character being rebooted again so soon after the initial ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, Garfield’s casting was widely accepted as one of the film’s principal strengths.
Amy Robach, co-host on US show ‘Good Morning America’, has had to apologise after she used the offensive term ‘coloured’ to describe ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ star Zendaya. The broadcaster was presenting a segment on Hollywood casting, after rumours that the former Disney Channel actress is set to play Mary Jane Watson in the new movie. “Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for coloured people,” she said during yesterday’s show.