Two sources have confirmed the start of production of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and they are none other than star Tom Holland and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn (with a little help from Chris Pratt). Naturally, it was via social media that the trio unveiled the news, with set photos from the production of both of those films.
On Instgram, Holland posted “First day on the job and I already got my chair,” with a picture on the set of the film, showcasing a chair that simply has “Peter” embroidered on it. Meanwhile, Gunn posted well-wishes and a photo on Facebook: “Many blessings today to the star of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland, and the film’s director, Jon Watts (standing in here for Jon is some dude that was passing by), as they begin their shoot in Atlanta just as we are ending ours. I don’t think we could pass the Marvel baton to two nicer, better guys who care more about what they’re doing. Kill it!”
Whether this indicates some kind of cross-pollination between the two worlds is up for speculation. We do know that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and that in the comic book world, Iron Man spent some time in space with the Guardians between Avengers adventures. Just sayin’.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, the first Spider-Man film to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also stars tars Michael Keaton, Marissa Tomei, Zendaya and Robert Downey Jr. It will be released in on 7 July 2017 from Sony Pictures.