Facebook Live has become a central hub for Marvel to engage with their growing fan base. This is where Robert Downey Jr. appeared this week as he was quizzed about the Spider-Man: Homecoming buzz heading into the Los Angeles opening. The actor did not shoot down the anticipation.
"This Homecoming thing turned out very well. People have been starting early screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and they say it's absolutely a 10 out of 10. I certainly enjoyed participating in it, and I think this will be one of the big summer hits. Anyway, these LA premieres are usually pretty fun."
Starting out in the franchise from as earlier as 2008, Downey Jr. argued that this reboot is a completely standalone entity. Much like his initial appearance as Tony Stark.
"Being back with Tom Holland and Jon Favreau, it's just crazy. And it reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience. It's a straightforward Spider-Man movie. There's always opportunities for heavy-hitters dropping in to kind of support him."
Toy Tom A Captivating Time For Young Holland
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Tom Holland's whirlwind ride has clearly been felt by the actor. With the Englishman transitioning from a fringe prospect in the U.K. to an out-and-out Hollywood star. Going from late night talk shows to press events and interviews, the performer has more duties and responsibilities in the wake of his debut in Captain America: Civil War.
Now the ride has been amped up to the next level and has been magnificently captured on social media. Helping to promote the July 7 blockbuster, Holland was captured with a Spider-Man action figure carved out with his own physical features. Engrossed by the construct, the 20-year old still looked like a kid at heart in Singapore.
Fans and Filmmakers Slam Softcore Sony
The marketing team at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment were clearly hoping that their "Clean Version" wide release of previous content would go over without a hitch. Unfortunately for them, they weren't counting on the backlash of thousands of customers and actor/filmmaker Seth Rogen to boot.
This announcement includes the back catalogue of the old incarnations of Peter Parker from Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Amazing Spider-Man, and Amazing Spider-Man 2. 24 movies in total are intended to be released minus any adult content through iTunes, VUDU, and FandangoNOW.
A Sony spokesperson said to Variety: “The Clean Version allows viewing for a wider audience, giving people the chance to watch their favorite films together. Clean Version movies can be accessed with purchase of the theatrical versions.”
Seth Rogen on the other hand had a fairly straightforward response.
Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. Thanks. https://t.co/0lpoESaIQd
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017