It’s safe to say Spider-Man: Homecoming has been a success. Sony and Marvels unification was met with much applause from comic fans.
Before the release of Homecoming, the only villain Peter Parker had to worry about was fatigue. We had a terrific 90s Spider-Man cartoon.
Followed by 3 successful films headed by Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi. With the first 2 films making over $750 million one could’ve assumed that the pairing was unstoppable. Then Spider-Man 3 came out. Critiacally it did not do well. Box office wise, it made close to $900 million. Time ran its course, and it was time for a reboot.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and gave us a new villain, The Lizard. The first film spent more than $200 million and barely passed $750 million. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 72%, Garfield’s portrayal of the famed character was respectable. Then Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released. Barely crossing $700 million and received a rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes. 52%.
While this was taking place, Marvel was slowly building faith among fans. With many of their characters spread out amongst Hollywood studios, fans wondered will they ever see some of these characters return home.
In 2016, a trailer was released for “Captain America: Civil War” giving fams their first look at Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Civil War went on to have a billion dollar box office in a few weeks of its initial release.
The next time we will see Holland is in May 2018 when the next Avengers film titled “Avengers: Infinity War” is released. Some caught a glimpse of him at this years comicon in an Infinity War trailer.