Following up on his highly entertaining MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, Spidey is set for his solo film debut under Marvel’s skilled direction. After some infuriating teasers, the aptly named Spider-Man: Homecoming has its first trailer. No surprise that the movie looks awesome. Marvel has more than proven they know what to do with their heroes.
The trailer contains all the basics of a good Spider-Man story; humor, geekiness, cool web-slinging, and a heavy focus on Peter Parker balancing his two lives. Also featuring heavily is one Tony Stark, box office machine for the MCU. You get the feeling the trailer showed the majority of his involvement but that amazing shot of him flying beside Spidey promises something amazing they held back.
Thankfully taking place after he gained his powers (just leave Uncle Ben alone), Homecoming will still take place during Parker’s earlier days fighting crime after the events of Civil War and seems noticeably influenced by Ultimate Spider-Man. He’s still in high school and still crushing on a girl (played by Zendaya). His best friend looks just like Ganke Lee, the best friend of Miles Morales, the current comic Spider-Man. The trailer also gives us a great look at Michael Keaton as The Vulture and a brief look at Donald Glover beside another criminal using what looks like a Shocker gauntlet. Oh, and Aunt May keeps getting hotter with each big-screen portrayal.
Also cool is the multitude of roles filled by persons of color. Good job, Marvel. Just make sure you do good with it.
There’s little reason to doubt them. The movie looks great. Especially the very Spider-Man 2ish scene near the end where Spidey holds a ship together with his webbing. Judge for yourself:
Scheduled for release on July 7, 2017 and starring Tom Holland in the iconic leading role, Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts. Also starring alongside Holland, Zendaya, Keaton, and Glover are Bokeem Woodbine (YES!), Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, and Robert Downey, Jr. to provide the snark overload as Tony Stark.
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