The MCU's Spider-Man franchise is about to take some of its most ambitious steps yet at the end of the year with Spider-Man: No Way Home potentially tearing the multiverse apart. This will continue on the impressive success of the series' first two outings in 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home and 2017's original solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Tom Holland's first MCU outing as a leading man was one of Phase 3's most highly-anticipated movies after Sony and Marvel agreed to bring the young hero into Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Fans instantly gravitated toward this new take on the web-slinger with Homecoming still receiving praise for putting Spidey right at home alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Taking a trip down memory lane, a new behind-the-scenes image on social media is now available for public viewing.
"YOU'RE THE SPIDER-MAN...FROM YOUTUBE!"
Still photographer Chuck Zlotnick shared a behind-the-scenes image of Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon from 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming on his Instagram page.
Holland and Batalon are smiling while in costume for the Homecoming scene where Ned Leeds finds out Peter Parker is Spider-Man after waiting in Peter’s room to finish their Death Star LEGO set.
“ARE YOU AN AVENGER?”
Holland and Batalon have developed a strong friendship over the last five years filming parts of several MCU movies together. While it’s unknown when this film was shot, it’s clear that their bond formed quickly on set during their first outing together.
As for the scene in the movie, it marked a huge early moment where Peter’s best friend found out his secret identity, becoming only the second to know other than Tony Stark. This instantly led to question after question about his abilities and his relationship with the other Avengers, some of whom he’d never met before.
Spider-Man: Homecoming set the stage for this entertaining friendship both on-screen and behind the camera, which will continue into the MCU’s Phase 4. Ned will surely play a key role in helping keep Peter as sane as possible through his identity crisis and the multiversal madness in the highly anticipated threequel.
This threequel could end up being the movie in which Peter most needs his “guy in the chair.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut in theaters on December 17, 2021.