So, after putting together the preview for the first half of the year, I found the second half far more interesting, and it took a bit longer to pull together. Let’s jump right in:
Spider-Man: Homecoming / July 7th – Finally, the Spider-Man everyone has always wanted. Sony has loaned the distribution rights to Marvel Studios for what was likely a hefty sum. But, no matter, Spider-Man has finally joined the Avengers, and fans eagerly anticipate this latest release as the beginning of something fantastic. Most considered Tom Holland to have held his own well against Robert Downey Jr. in Civil War last year, so knowing that more of that is in store will likely delight audiences. In a twist of irony, Michael Keaton has been cast as The Vulture, which feels like a giant inside joke after his role in Birdman. The last thing to note: Donald Glover has been added to the list of top billed cast members, which should elicit some excitement after his incredible success with his show, Atlanta, at the Golden Globes.