We finally have gotten our first look at Tom Holland’s solo Wall-Crawler film Spider-Man: Homecoming and it did not disappoint! We got a small taste of the plot, and it definitely has the potential to be the best Spider-Man film to date.
We see a Spider-Man post-Civil War, continuing his high school career and now coming into his powers a bit further. Tony Stark is featured giving Peter the ‘you’re not an Avenger’ and seemingly bringing him down a peg from where he stood in Civil War. Perhaps Stark realizes that he was wrong to involve such a young kid in such circumstances and just wants him to take it easy for awhile.
However, Peter feels the need to prove himself by taking down the Vulture, who looks like he’s going to be a worthy adversary for our young hero. It seems likely that Iron Man could show up to help Spidey out taking down the menacing Michael Keaton, and maybe see himself in Peter, giving him some guidance in the heroing business as opposed to trying to get him to keep his head down.
We also get a few easter eggs, including Bruce Banner’s picture on the board in Peter’s classroom and the final scene of the trailer shows Spider-Man holding two halves of a giant boat together with his webbing, which is reminiscent of the train scene in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. In addition, we see an image of Howard Stark’s face on a mural in his school hall. Though we are still in the dark as to who Donald Glover is playing, we do get to see him in the trailer.
Something else worth noting is that amongst the differing dialogue and action sequences in the international trailer, we are introduced to the MCU Shocker. He is now confirmed to be Bokeem Woodbin, and we are seeing a different take on the classic Shocker costume. Shrouded in secrecy already, the Shocker leaves us with a lot to ponder about his character.
We aren’t getting another origin story, but this will definitely be a coming-of-age story for Peter as he struggles between high school life and the newfound hero life. Tom Holland portrays a very witty, comical, and overall comic-accurate Spider-Man, arguably the most yet. Not to mention how visually-astounding that final scene featuring Spider-Man swinging alongside Iron Man was. There is far more that remains to be seen, so be sure to stay tuned for updates on all things Spider-Man: Homecoming!