29 Jun 2017 1:19 PM +00:00 UTC

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Explains The Practical Effects Of The Film’s Ferry Scene

Spider-Man: Homecoming is hitting cinemas in the next few days and Marvel has been busy marketing the film and making the press rounds to discuss Tom Holland's first solo feature film as everyone's favorite webslinger. Now as the movie's release date draws closer, Homecoming's director Jon Watts talks about one of the most impressive scenes featured in the films trailers: the splitting ferry sequence.

Speaking in an interview for Marvel Entertainment during the international premiere of Homecoming last night, Watts revealed how the production produced the impressive sequence fans first noticed in the trailers where Peter had to pull together a ferry that was split in two. In the video, the director reveals that production had actually built a ferry replica that could be split in two, allowing Holland and the film's stunt performers to work with the sliced boat and add some authenticity to the scene.

It's pretty cool to see how much effort Watts and his team put in to make the action of Spider-Man: Homecoming seem more authentic. These days, comicbook movies and blockbuster films rely heavily on CGI, so to have an impressive scene like the ferry split use practical effects is pretty old school and cool.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits cinemas on July 7, 2017.

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