This weekend saw the opening of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the second complete reboot of the film franchise and the sixth overall installment. The film was king of the box office, with a take just shy of $120 million.. The film follows a high school-aged Peter Parker as he grows into a full-fledged superhero and is a welcome breath of fresh air for one of the world’s most beloved comic book characters. To celebrate the film’s release, we’ve webbed together some totally awesome Spider-Man tattoos.
Fans have been clamoring for Homecoming ever since Spider-Man popped up in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. Though his appearance was brief, it was clear that young Tom Holland was, dare we say, an amazing Spider-Man. He’s just super believable as a teenager, probably because unlike Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, Holland actually was a teenager during the filming of Civil War, and had barely turned twenty before production on Homecoming began. To celebrate the release of ‘Homecoming’, we’re slinging up some rad tattoos of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
One refreshing aspect of the new reboot is that it doesn’t offer up a tired origin story for the beloved webslinger. Though being bitten by a radioactive spider is mentioned in passing, the film instead opens with the origin story of the main antagonist, The Vulture, played by Oscar winner Michael Keaton. Fellow Oscar winner Marisa Tormei takes over the role of Aunt May, who for once isn’t portrayed as being extremely elderly. Marvel Cinematic Universe regulars Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, and Gwenyth Paltrow all show up in Homecoming, along with hilarious bit parts from Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, and Martin Starr.
The film is also the first Spider-Man movie to perfectly nail the lighthearted tone of the character. For as many amazing action sequences the film offers its audience, it has twice as many laughs. While there is a level of seriousness to be found in the movie, it was a nice change of pace to never hear Spider-Man musing over the fact that with great power comes great responsibility.
We wholeheartedly recommend this film to everyone, but why bother? It’s a Marvel movie. You’re going to see it sometime. They’re just inescapable. In tribute to this fun-filled outing in the never-ending film series, we’ve got some Spider-Man tattoos. Because what else would we have?
There you have it. There’s a new Spider-Man movie and we’ve got the Spider-Man tattoos to go with it. It’s a formula that works, just like the tone Homecoming’s filmmakers hit upon. We sincerely hope we get to enjoy Tom Holland’s take on Spider-Man a few more times before the inevitable third reboot.