You gotta hand it to Marvel. Before they teamed with Sony and relaunched Spider-Man in a new standalone film that will connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they tested the waters with the new incarnation in “Captain America: Civil War.” And it worked. It really worked. Audiences adored Tom Holland’s exuberant, youthful take and it put fans firmly on the side of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” before they’ve even seen a frame. But that all changes today, with the first trailer.
The new Peter Parker will undoubtedly see plenty of action, it seems he will be more judicious in how he metes out justice. “You’ve seen the billionaire, the scientist, the soldier. Now it’s time to see the kid. And every decision we make on set is based off how would a kid react in this situation, so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that’s almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It’s all done kind of by accident. I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence,” Holland told The Hollywood Reporter.
Combine that with Michael Keaton playing the villainous Vulture, Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark helping out the young hero while flirting with Marisa Tomei‘s Aunt May, and Michael Giacchino scoring the movie, it sounds like director Jon Watts has created something special with ‘Homecoming.’ Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 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.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens on July 7, 2017. Check out the domestic and international trailers for the film below.