The names of the characters in the new Spider-Man film were previously kept secret until the weekend at Comic-Con. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Jon Watts finally revealed the identities of the characters.
Tom Holland, along with the rest of the cast, accompanied Jon Watts at the convention. Watts confirmed that Zendaya plays Michelle, Tony Revolori plays Flash, Jacob Batalon plays Ned, and Laura Harrier plays Liz. All four are classmates of Peter Parker. The group referred to themselves as “The Breakfast Club.”
The film will focus on fifteen-year-old Peter Parker balancing his life as a hero, while simultaneously attending high school.
In an interview with MTV News‘s Josh Horowitz, Zendaya admits that Spider-Man is her favorite superhero and that she is truly passionate about her role. Zendaya also admires how under the mask, Spider-Man AKA Peter Parker is a “real kid” who is just trying to discover himself.
Zendaya adds that the cast is so much like their characters. She states, “My character is super dry and awkward. It’s great because it’s who I am in real life, so I don’t feel like I have to act too much.”
Fans at Comic-Con also received a first look at the villain, Vulture. In an interview with EW, Watts states that Vulture is a classic villain in the comics and that “he’s never been brought to life.”
Video footage of the film screened at Comic-Con, but is not public. However, fans did take a look at the concept art.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters July 7, 2017.
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