After making a strong first impression in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker is about to take center stage in his own solo vehicle, Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film was in the headlines often this summer as it made its way through principal photography and was part of Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Production on Homecoming wrapped earlier this month, but many fans are aware that director Jon Watts would be getting the crew back together for the customary reshoots/pickups at some point for additional filming.
Since it wasn’t too long ago the first wave of shooting ended, one would have thought that the team would take an extended break before resuming. However, it would appear that Watts is jumping right into the second phase, since new set photos have emerged of Spider-Man on a double-decker bus in Germany.
The pictures seem to be from some sort of action sequence, given that Holland looks to be wired to the top of the bus for the scene. It’s difficult to say who or what the web head is interacting with, since Peter is the only character in-costume on the vehicle. You can check out the images in the tweet below:
One of the biggest questions about these stills is why exactly production has moved to Germany. It’s possible that it’s for story reasons, but it’s not uncommon for films to use locations to “play” other cities. New York City does offer double decker bus tours (though, their double deckers are usually red, while the bus shown here is white), so perhaps one of those could be included in Homecoming. That may not be likely given that there don’t appear to be any passengers on the bus, and the photos were taken at night. Without context, it’s difficult to say for sure. Marvel enjoys playing things close to the chest, so this will be another mystery of theirs until they’re ready to reveal more information.
Hopefully that time will come soon. Homecoming is still nine months away from theaters, but fans would like to see a teaser trailer in the near future. It’s already been hinted that a preview for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will make its way online ahead of this fall’s Doctor Strange, so that might be a good time to get the marketing campaign started up for Spidey. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the project, as many viewers are intrigued by the John Hughes teen comedy vibe Watts is going for. What was shown at Comic-Con was very well-received, so chances are an official look at the movie would be as well.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.