SPIDEY SWINGS INTO LONDON! Spider-Man: Homecoming Stuntman Scales London Buildings in World-famous Suit
Spider-Man: Homecoming stunt double Chris Silcox climbed into the world famous Spidey suit for a hair-raising appearance in London, scaling some of the capital’s highest buildings ahead of the UK release of Spider-Man: Homecoming next month.
In a breathtaking set of images Silcox, wearing one of the actual suits used in the movie, stunned onlookers when he scaled the BT Tower and Heron Tower. He also turned heads performing acrobatic flips at famous landmarks including Millennium Bridge and was even spotted hanging around on the London Underground and perched on a London phone box.
Silcox, who doubles British star Tom Holland in the new film, said “It’s been an honour to work on Spider-Man: Homecoming as Tom's stunt double. I’m proud to bring the Spidey Suit into his hometown and showcase a little of what's to come when the film is released in a few weeks. The views from London's Heron and BT Towers are spectacular and rival those of New York!”
Spider-Man was first spotted on the wall of the 230m tall, 46-floor Heron Tower, noticed by diners at SUSHISAMBA.
Yousef Ibrahim, 27, said "I thought at first it was an art installation then I saw he was moving and couldn’t believe my eyes! He was literally clinging onto the building with his fingers and striking some unbelievable poses – I wasn’t surprised when I heard he was the stuntman from the new film."
The iconic web slinger was next seen at the top of one of London's most iconic buildings the BT Tower, only a matter of hours later. He clung on in a seemingly daredevil fashion on the 29th level of the 190m tall structure.
Chris Silcox is a stunt performer who is skilled in gymnastics, circus skills and parkour – Chris performs stunts for film & TV, and has performed with Cirque du Soleil, been featured on Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars & music videos for Pharrell and Will.I.Am.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON JULY 5
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About Spider-Man: Homecoming
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man is the most popular comic book character in history and the crown jewel of Marvel comics. Now, he comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time.
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.
Columbia Pictures presents a Marvel Studios / Pascal Pictures production, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. Screen Story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach. Rachel O’Connor, Eric Hauserman Carroll, and Mitch Bell serve as Co-Producers. Director of Photography is Salvatore Totino ASC, A.I.C. Production Designer is Oliver Scholl. Editors are Dan Lebental ACE and Debbie Berman. Visual Effects Supervisor is Janek Sirrs. Costume Designer is Louise Frogley. Music by Michael Giacchino. Music Supervision by Dave Jordan.
Spider-Man: Homecoming: The film will be released in theatres around the world from July 5, 2017.