Ned Leeds

Ned Leeds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spider-Man: Homecoming has been getting a lot of positive reviews, with the only negatives being some altered origins (Flash Thompson isn’t a bully so much as a jerk, Ned Leeds being an overweight teen and Peter’s confidant, STILL having Peter and Harry meet in high school rather than college) and one “blink and you’ll miss it” political comment that may not even be factual. (Did slaves really build the Washington Monument? Luckily commentor Sean is a history buff.) But before the movie came out we saw a whole lot of rumors that turned out to be false. Screen Crush collected a few of those but since I haven’t seen the movie yet I didn’t read the article.

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  1. Sean says:

    Yes, slave laborers did build the White House. They also built the U.S. Capitol building. You have to remember that Washington, D.C. is in the South, and slave laborers built many things in the South before slavery ended at the Civil War’s conclusion in 1865. In fact, the pre-Civil War railroads in the South were built largely by slave labor unlike in 19th century North where Irish immigrants built the railroads and the 19th century West where Chinese immigrants played a large role in construction of the railroads out there.

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  2. Sean says:

    I’ve heard that the Aunt May in this movie is much younger than in the comic books and previous movies. While in the other creative properties, she was in her 60s or 70s, in this version, she’s like 52….young enough for Tony Starks to take an “active interest” in her. This movie’s Aunt May is played by Marissa Tomei.

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