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SDCC 2016: Homecoming Is Freaks And Geeks Spider-Man Style

by on July 24, 2016

Members of the press were shown an exclusive, tightly private series of clips from Marvels Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a lot of them noticed parallels between the early trailer and NBC’s Freaks and Geeks. For one thing, the trailer (which is not online) has an opening pan of high school yearbook photos while Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” plays. Remind you of anything?

Many of the scenes shown to the SDCC audience would feel at home on Judd Apatow’s landmark TV series. There is one bit where Peter and a friend are gawking at girls, and Peter suddenly thinks, “Maybe we should stop staring before it gets creepy.” Then he notices a character played by Zendaya has been staring at them, and he thinks. “Too late, it’s already creepy.”

Heck, Martin Starr is actually in the cast. Not as a gawky teen with giant glasses and a severe peanut allergy, but as one of the teachers.

While we can’t see the clip, we can view this great piece of concept art. This is hopefully what Spider-Man’s battle against the Vulture should look like:


One thing was unanimous: critics loved what they saw, among the few that saw it. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in one year.

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