‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequels Will Follow Harry Potter Formula

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the next upcoming Marvel movie to feature the newly rebooted and rejuvenated Marvel Cinematic Universe era Spider-Man. Not much is known about the story or what else Marvel has planned, but head of Marvel’s movie initiative, Kevin Feige, did reveal new information about the basic outline that Homecoming, and movies that follow, will have.

In this case, Marvel is going to slow things down a little bit and give fans the Spider-Man from his comic book prime. Those early Spider-Man stories took place when he was in high school, struggling to juggle and balance his ordinary routine while trying to stop criminals and super-powered bad guys.

The appeal of the Spider-Man from those days was his very relatable everyday life combined with his Spider-Man life, and how things got resolved between the two worlds. Later stories saw Spider-Man as a working professional journalist with the Daily Bugle.

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland told IGN why he thinks he and director Jon Watts will create a great experience in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Kevin Feige hinted that Marvel may keep Spider-Man in high school for quite a while, and advanced his story the way the Harry Potter films did, with each new film representing a new year of school.

Feige told Collider how he hopes to keep new Spider-Man movies rolling along, when asked if there would be sequels.

Feige also revealed plans for the film’s villain. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Michael Keaton will play Vulture.

Going along with the way Marvel has been transferring many of its characters from the page to the screen, Marvel will give Vulture a technology-based costume rather than the well-known organic look of the comics.

Michael Keaton, at this point in his life and career, is just about the right age and has just about the right look to play the vengeful, elderly Vulture.

Spider-Man has had a lot of villains to contend with over the years, so why choose Vulture for his first big screen solo comeback? Jon Watts told ComicBook.com that it fits in with the whole idea of taking Spider-Man back to an earlier time.

The Vulture was always a presence in Spider-Man comics, if not an off-center, weird one. Marvel knows that Vulture’s power of flight will create some interesting visual effects when he fights Spidey.

It could be argued that other Spidey movie villains, like Green Goblin, also fly. But they don’t have the advanced ability of natural flight like Vulture.

Even though fans who attended last week’s Comic Con International in San Diego got to see footage of Vulture, the rest of the populace will have to wait.

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