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25 ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be False

Spider-Man: Homecoming
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The following post contains SPOILERS — both real and fake ones — for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Marvel movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, and Captain America: Civil War generate tons of excitement. And with that excitement comes tons of online speculation. Much of which is, frankly, a load of hooey. And now that Spider-Man has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Homecoming, he’s become one of the movie internet rumor mill’s most popular subjects.

We had to be extra careful when compiling these rumors, though, to make sure we had the rumors for this specific Spider-Man movie. The rumor that Zac Efron would play the next Spider-Man? That one dates back to 2010, when Efron was reportedly going to star in the film that eventually became The Amazing Spider-Man. (Remember that Zac Efron Spider-Man? Yeah, that was a doozy.) Here are 25 non-Efron-related Spider-Man: Homecoming rumors that turned out to be false.

25 Spider-Man Homecoming Rumors That Turned Out to Be False

1. “Spider-Man’s not going to be white. Spider-Man’s not going to be white. I’m 95 percent sure. Spider-Man’s going to be most likely black. But there’s a chance he could also be Latino.” — Meet the Movie Press

2. “Dylan O’Brien is our Spider-Man!” — Moviepilot

3. “The series will be called ‘Spectacular’ Spider-Man,” — Latino Review [via io9]

4. “The working title for the untitled Spider-Man stand alone film is Spider-Man: The New Avenger.” — Umberto Gonzalez

5. “It sounds like that Captain America: Civil War reunion might extend to Scarlett Johansson.” — Comic Book Movie

6. “The official Better Call Saul Twitter account strongly hinted that [Michael] Mando is playing Cletus Kasady, the demented and violent felon that becomes Carnage.” — Comic Book Movie

7. “Could Kraven the Hunter be the villain in the Spider-Man standalone film?” — Heroic Hollywood

8. “Could Michael Keaton be Norman Osborn?” — Super Hero Stuff

9. “Michael Keaton, who was being courted to play the villain in the pic, has fallen out of early talks and won’t be a part of the project.” — Deadline

10. “Spider-Man and a redheaded female stunt double have been spotted in Atlanta dangling precariously from a helicopter. Could he be taking a swing with Mary Jane Watson?” — Comic Book Movie

11. “Gwen Stacy CONFIRMED for Spider-Man: Homecoming.” — Comic Book Cast

12. “Marvel casts Michael Barbieri as Ganke in Spider-Man: Homecoming.” — Inverse

13. “Will Marvel’s Nightwatch appear In Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming movie?” — Bleeding Cool

14. “There’s still a chance for the Black Cat to bounce back with one of her nine lives in Spider-Man: Homecoming.” — Moviepilot

15. “Tyne Daly will be playing a female J. Jonah Jameson.” — Melty

16. “New Spider-Man movie rumored to be heading to the Savage Land.” — Tech Times

17. “An inside source says that a ‘major part’ of the first Spectacular Spider-Man movie ‘will involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the ‘audition’ to join the Avengers.’ The Sinister Six will be coming together throughout that movie and might only become a fully-fledged supervillain team by the end of the film.”— Latino Review [via io9]

18. “‘There will be a surprise appearance from a character that is central to the Spider-Man mythos, one who will play a larger role in upcoming films. We just can’t confirm who it is at this time.’ They don’t know who that will be, but mention Norman Osborn and Eddie Brock as possible candidates.” — Schmoes Know [via Comic Book Movie]

19. “This third ‘villain’ is a non-super powered character who butts heads with Peter in his everyday life. He also may be the new someone Aunt May begins dating in the film, a guy that Peter does not approve of.” — Schmoes Know [via MCU Exchange]

20. “Marvel Studios is considering having Vincent D’Onofrio reprise his Wilson Fisk role from Daredevil in Spider-Man: Homecoming.” — ScreenGeek

21. “The Tinkerer will be an ex-Stark Industries employee who was personally fired by Tony Stark a few years back.” — Heroic Hollywood

22. “Beast of No Nation star Abraham Attah [is] rumored to play the film version of … Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man.” — Yibada

23. “Tom Holland’s Spidey might have [an] interlocking storyline with the other heroes on the same timeline especially with the MCU characters on Netflix such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage who are also located in New York.” — Yibada

24. “Many of the world’s top scientists are employed at Oscorp, from Adrian Toomes to Otto Octavius.” — Comic Book Movie

25. “Peter learns Midtown High is holding a second Homecoming Dance, thanks to the donation of an anonymous benefactor. Peter is tired and decides he wants nothing to do with it, especially after blowing his chances with Liz. Aunt May reveals she’s already arranged a date for him to go with, someone she’s been trying to set him up with for the entire film. Mary Jane is waiting at the door with her famous ‘Face it Tiger, you just hit the the jackpot.’” — Comic Book Movie

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