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Robert Downey Jr. Praises ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Early Screening

Robert Downey Jr. Praises ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Early Screening

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Robert Downey Jr. has said “early screenings” of Spider-Man: Homecoming have “turned out very well”.

The 52-year-old actor reprises his iconic role as Tony Stark and his superhero alter-ego Iron Man in Marvel’s second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise – which stars 21-year-old Tom Holland as the lycra-clad titular character – and has said that those who have been lucky enough to see the production before it’s scheduled release next month have given it “10 out of 10”.

Speaking during a Facebook Live event held on Tuesday (06.06.17), Robert said: “This ‘Homecoming’ thing turned out very well … People have been starting early screenings of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, and they say it’s absolutely a 10 out of 10. I certainly enjoyed participating in it, and I think this will be one of the big Summer hits. Anyway, these LA premieres are usually pretty fun.”

The news comes as the star – whose role in the movie will mark his eighth appearance as Iron Man – recently likened the production to 2008’s Iron Man film, as he said it’s a “straight forward” flick.

He said: “Being back with Tom Holland and [Happy Hogan actor] Jon Favreau, it’s just crazy. And it reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience. It’s a straightforward Spider-Man movie. There’s always opportunities for heavy-hitters dropping in to kind of support him.”

However, not all of Marvel’s roster of actors are pleased with the reboot as Kirsten Dunst – who played Mary Jane Watson opposite Tobey Maguire’s take on the web-slinging superhero from 2002 to 2007 when they starred together in Sami Raimi’s trilogy – previously hit out at filmmakers for “milking” the franchise.

She said: “We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?”

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit cinema screens on July 7.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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