The official trailer for this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has landed, and as we saw in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Tom Holland’s frisky Peter Parker is being mentored with an iron-firm hand by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. And the central theme of this nearly three-minute sneak peek, naturally, is the growing pains involved in a boy becoming a Spider-Man.
This Peter Parker is so eager to join the Marvel big boys in Stark Tower that he even watches Avengers videos on his laptop (we glimpse him watching an old-school “Captain America’s Fitness Challenge”).
“Can’t you be just a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?” Stark replies when Peter eagerly asks how he can become an Avenger. Stark also advises: “Just stay close to the ground” in Queens before trying to save the world. (Never mind that Stark himself drafted Peter into a huge Avengers melee in Europe in “Captain America: Civil War.”)
But then Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes — a.k.a. the Vulture — drops in to declare: “The rich and the powerful, like Stark, they don’t care about us!”
The Vulture is using his robotic winged suit to terrorize New York, with Bokeem Woodbine’s Herman Schultz/Shocker by his side. Spider-Man soon tries to stop him, as the Vulture aims to slice a ferry in half. Many would have been hurt if Iron Man hadn’t flown in to save the day.
“Forget the flying monster guy,” the paternalistic Stark tells Peter about Vulture. “There are people who handle this sort of thing.”
“I was just trying to be like you,” Peter replies, looking up.
“If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it!” snaps Tony of the Stark Industries-designed costume.
And with that, the dramatic dynamic is set into motion.
(Meanwhile, there are still no clues as to whether Zendaya’s “Michelle” is actually future Spidey flame Mary Jane Watson — but then again, a big surprise like that is unlikely to be revealed in a trailer.)
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is Marvel Studios’s first attempt to mend Sony’s once-irresistible character, who lost some box-office luster with Andrew Garfield’s second outing. Now, the fate of the franchise rests with 20-year-old Tom Holland.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” arrives July 7.
|Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the new “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” (image from Sony trailer)|
The New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Features So Much Iron Man
Marvel is certainly glad to have Spider-Man back in its stable of characters, isn’t it? The new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming gives us a lot of time with Michael Keaton’s Vulture and a lot of references to the wider Marvel cinematic universe.
We’ll have a closer look at every Easter egg jammed in here in a little bit, but for now, note that this trailer, even more than the first one, leans hard on Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as the framing device for Peter’s (Tom Holland) whole story.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7, 2017.
Every Easter Egg and Plot Detail Stuffed Into the New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer
We got another good look at Spider-Man: Homecoming and there were a lot of new scenes to behold. Between it and the trailer we got last time, we think we’ve got a pretty good handle on what’s going on with Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Vulture.
This is, of course, all conjecture but still:
The trailer starts with the teaser we got yesterday, of the spider emblem detaching and flying off as a drone, much to the surprise of the kid wearing it.
Even more importantly, it then cuts to Spider-Man (Tom Holland) fighting the Vulture (Michael Keaton) on top of a plane. While a lot of this trailer gives us extended bits from things we saw in the last trailer, the plane fight is brand new.
And it looks like Spider-Man is in his old homemade suit during this fight. That puts this plane fight either in a flashback—unlikely, given the Vulture’s look here—or after Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) makes Peter give him back the high-tech suit he was gifted in Captain America: Civil War, which happens later in the trailer.
Peter runs into an alley to change into his brand new suit, which fits so much better than the one he made himself. Presumably because of magical Stark tech.