It’s become common practice for studios to release select bonus features ahead of a film’s Blu-ray release. Marvel Studios has become particularly known for this with their blockbuster superhero films, often releasing deleted scenes or similarly brief featurettes a few weeks ahead of time. For their latest offering, however, they’ve taken it a step further.
In advance of the home video release of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, Sony Pictures (with whom Marvel co-produced the film) have made the first ten minutes available online for free. This footage, which begins at the film’s cold open, includes the Vulture’s origins in the wake of ‘The Avengers’ and the flashbacks to Peter’s time in Berlin, concluding just as he makes his way to school after returning to New York.
Since its July release, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ has become not only the highest grossing superhero film of the year to date (based on worldwide box office receipts), but also one of the highest grossing Spider-Man films ever, second only to Sam Raimi’s much maligned ‘Spider-Man 3’. Critically, ‘Homecoming’ has been by far the franchise’s best received entry since ‘Spider-Man 2’ hit in 2004.
Whether you’re reliving it or experiencing it for the first time, you can find the first ten minutes of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ here:
The film, which will be available for purchase through digital download storefronts on September 26, 2017, with blu-ray and DVD releases following on October 17.