Does the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer give away too much?

It is no secret that the Marvel Studios made the deal with Sony Pictures to bring Spider-Man to the MCU for not only a fresh new take on the character but also to be a forefront character moving into their so called ‘Phase 4’.

It certainly stands that the return of the friendly neighbourhood web slinger was one of the standouts for fans in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man/Peter Parker makes his return to the silver screen in his standalone film Spiderman: Homecoming as the hilarious, geeky teenage high school student that comic book fans know and love. 

It should noted if you want to go into this film with no story points, it is advised that you stay clear of this particular trailer or just watch on mute for its visuals.

You can see the trailer here:

In the trailer we see the focus seem to be shifted primarily one the angle of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr.) being the mentor to Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and shows their dynamic to be potentially more than that. Stark holds Peter in very high regard because of his help against Team Cap in Civil War but is still sceptical about him becoming an avenger particularly because of his age.

We get hilarious tid bits of Peter with his high school friend, who we find out learns his secret. The film has been rumoured to have been inspired by legendary director John Hughes (see Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club) and if the last two trailers are anything to go by this film will live up to that.

We also get spectacular visuals of the fight between Spider-Man and the two enemies for the film Adrian Toomes AKA The Vulture (Michael Keaton) and Herman Shultz AKA The Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) in what seems to be battles with every possible vehicle. The MCU has not had a good track record with its villains with most of them being underdeveloped or not being used enough. Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige has acknowledge this but has stated that the films of the MCU are to focus on the heroes and the villains are there to drive the heroes story.  This film appears to be taking a different approach with the Vulture making him appear more humanised and brought to a state of despair and desperation which has promoted this villainous path he has taken.

The one problem with this trailer is that there is enough story points to put an A to B prediction on how the film will probably play out. They should have probably halted pushing so much on the marketing of Iron Man being in the film so that a crucial plot point was not released. That being said, it is a fantastic trailer and should put to rest any prior doubts that the Marvel-Sony deal was going to be anything but a success.

All you need to know about the film can be found below:

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-swinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home in Queens, New York, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries falling back into the regular daily school routine but is distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. When the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Rober Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine and Laura Harrier. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres on July 6th, 2017.


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