The latest Spider-Man movie is out now, and we’ve got all the news from the set of the film. Read on for everything you need to know about the Amazing Spider-Man With Robert Pattinson.
Robert Pattinson’s Amazing Transformation
When we last left off, Robert Pattinson was reeling from the events of Avengers: Infinity War. His adopted brother and best friend had sacrificed themselves to save the day and ensure that half of the Earth was not destroyed. In the aftermath of that epic struggle, Robert Pattinson found himself at the center of a public relations nightmare, facing unrelenting scrutiny and hate speech from around the world. Despite all this, the actor held strong, using his platform to advocate for kindness and acceptance, inspiring a nation and becoming a symbol of hope in the process.
The Film’s Direct Target Audience
When the marketing team at Disney, Marvel, and Sony Pictures saw the incredible success of Black Panther, they knew they had to replicate that with another socially conscious comic book superhero movie. After much deliberation, they landed on Spider-Man, knowing that the character could easily unite people of all demographics in their shared passion for superheroes and protecting the Earth.
With so many comic book movies dominating the landscape, it’s easy to understand how a superhero movie could become stale. However, Disney XD President and CEO Chris Meledandri felt confident that Spider-Man would buck the trend, appealing to all audiences with its themes and relatability of Peter Parker.
“In a world of heroes, it’s nice to have a hero whose story mirrors our own. We’re all human, we’re all fumbling our way through life, and Spider-Man is essentially a story about a person who struggles with their own personal demons. But because he’s a superhero, they’re able to overcome those demons and be a positive force for good in society,” Meledandri said in a statement.
The Film’s Incredible Production Design
One of the main draw Cards to the Spider-Man franchise for many years has been its incredible production design and costumes. When you consider that the film is set in New York City, you begin to realize the amount of work that went into making the city look like a real, living, breathing organism. The film’s costume designer, Michael Kaplan, had this to say about the level of detail gone into the wardrobes of these larger than life characters:
“The Marvel universe is filled with amazing design elements, so much character and story that it’s easy to become saturated. Working on Spider-Man was a breath of fresh air because there were so many new elements to discover, it was like falling into a magic kingdom where anything could happen. And it did! The sets, the costumes, the atmosphere—it was all new, and it was fun to discover it all and not be quite sure where you were anymore.”
As well as bringing a breath of fresh air to the set, Michael Kaplan managed to give the production an additional layer of reality by incorporating actual New York City design elements into the costumes. While shooting one of the film’s many action sequences, he realized that the outfits were quite impractical, so he started incorporating real New York City design elements into them. After much trial and error, he settled on a burgundy, white, and blue color scheme for the Avengers, and it’s been carried over into the rest of the wardrobe as well, giving the entire production an air of authenticity that adds to the enjoyment of this highly anticipated installment.
The Film’s Incredible Music Score
It’s not enough to have a great production design and costumes; you also need amazing music to truly satisfy and immerse yourself in the film’s universe. For Spider-Man, composer Michael Giacchino delivered an incredible score that added another layer of atmosphere and dimension to the story. He wanted to keep the spirit of the comic books but give it a grand scale with a little more complexity, and the score perfectly embodies that balance.
Giacchino discussed the process of bringing the film score to life:
“I wanted to find a way to bring the grand, sweeping chords and melodies of the Spider-Man theme song to life in a way that made sense for this new story. To me, the best solution was to use existing themes from the Spider-Man library as a blueprint for the new music. I also wanted the music to be a mix of traditional and modern, to reflect the contrast of old and new Gotham.”
Giacchino’s score will be featured alongside the work of one of his famous Hollywood predecessors, John Williams, who composed the iconic film scores for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and The Fate of the Furious. Williams’ music will be featured in an almost exact recreation of one of its classic scenes, in which Spider-Man swings into action as Woody Harrelson narrates the action through a megaphone. The recreation of this scene was so precise that it took multiple takes to make sure that every element was just right. For anyone who has seen the original version of this scene but has never heard its incredible theme music, it’s a must-see.
The Film’s Action-Packed Storyline
It’s almost impossible to overstate how exciting and eventful the 2018 Spider-Man movie was. The story is filled with thrills and spills from beginning to end, with action scenes that will resonate long after the final credits have rolled. One of the reasons why this installment was able to achieve such overwhelming popularity in its target audience is that it offers an incredibly positive message at a time when the world needs it the most.
Spider-Man is an underdog story about a guy whose dream is to become a superhero. However, the world refuses to accept him as a full-fledged member of the team, so he decides to do the next best thing and help others in real life as a way to prove that he’s worthy of being accepted as a full-fledged member of the Avengers. In the film, Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) struggle to become the hero he was born to be is filled with excitement and adventure, as he goes on a journey that will make you believe that anything is indeed possible.
The film’s co-writer and director, Dan Harmon, had this to say about the unique place that Spider-Man holds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“Spider-Man is a little bit like the X-Men of the Marvel universe. They’re both outsider kinds of superheroes that don’t really belong anywhere, and they don’t really want to. So, in that regard, it’s a perfect match for the MCU. It really is. The other day, I was looking at Robert Downey Jr.’s contract, and he’s one of the few lead actors that doesn’t get a single re-paycheck if the movie does underperforms. That’s incredible.”
Spider-Man is a very special movie, one that captured the hearts of movie fans around the world, proving that good things come in small packages, and that inclusiveness and positivity can be truly effective marketing methods. If you’re looking for a movie this summer to help get you pumped for the school year, look no further than Spider-Man. It’s the perfect mix of action, adventure, and heartwarming stories, all wrapped up in an incredible package that you won’t want to miss.