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Spider-Man: Homecoming — Behind the Scenes

On Monday, September 27, 2016, I was on my way home from Manhattan and noticed something odd on 43rd Street, near Queens Boulevard, which normally looks like this:

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Two new storefronts had sprung up out of nowhere: Domino’s Pizza and Cricket Wireless. Talk about gentrification!

Heading back to my apartment I saw signs posted around the neighborhood that a movie, Homecoming, was shooting in the neighborhood the next day. I didn’t think anything of it until the next afternoon, when a friend of mine mentioned a ruckus that was happening up on Queens Boulevard, between 44th and 45th Street (on the north side of the street), with a guy swinging from fire escapes, shooting scenes from the movie.

I grabbed my camera an ran a long city block to the filming. I missed the shoot but did managed to capture a few images of the crew removing wires from Tom Holland, the new Spider-Man. Here are some of the images:

Tom Holland removes his Spider-Man mask on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

Tom Holland on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

Tom Holland on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

 

 

Production folk remove Tom Holland’s cables on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

I knew that the filming was a day and a night shoot. I spotted a production assistant and asked him where and when the next shoot would be. He said it would be at night but was rather vague about the location. I asked him about the Domino’s storefront. He said that sounded like a good place for a movie shoot.

Nightfall came and I grabbed my camera and headed up to the new Domino’s and Cricket Wireless stores. And, sure enough, the crew was prepping for the shoot. Interestingly, a water truck was on the street, spraying 43rd Street with water. I thought, “So that’s how they get city streets to look so sleek and cool in the movies. I guess that’s what “Hollywood Magic” is all about.

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So, I blended in with the crew, hanging out and just waited. Across the street, they filmed a short scene with Spidey coming to peer into the house. It was way too dark for my camera but this is the house and, I believe that they shot a scene in the driveway behind the house (although I could be wrong). Here is the house:

Spider-Man: Homecoming — Behind the Scenes 3After that brief scene, the action moved a little bit north for a quick scene with Tony Stark’s car and a suitcase. Here are some of the images from that scene:

Tom Holland’s stand in on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Sunnyside, Queens.

Close-up of Tony Stark’s car on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Sunnyside, Queens.

Tom Holland gets a little touch up on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Sunnyside, Queens.

Tom Holland gets ready to shoot a quick scene on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Sunnyside, Queens.

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Tom Holland takes a break to quench his thirst on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Sunnyside, Queens.

From there, the action moved back towards the Domino’s pizza for the final scenes of the night. And here they are:

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Tom Holland — or is that his stand-in? — rehearses a scene on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

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Tom Holland shoots a scene on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

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Tom Holland shoots a scene on the set of Spider-Man in Sunnyside, Queens.

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