After two previous sets of movies from Sony, Spider-Man is ready to swing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a solo movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Hollands’s debut as Peter Parker’s in Captain America: Civil War left fans craving for more of the web-slinging hero. Since then, Marvel fans have been piecing together any information that they can get their hands on about Spider-Man.
Here are some of the things we know so far from analyzing anything from trailers to interviews to end-credit scenes.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Timeline
Fortunately, Marvel Studios heard the fans loud and clear about their opposition towards another origin story. At this point, everybody knows how Spider-Man came to be and we’re saved from sitting through another heart-breaking Uncle Ben death scene. Peter Parker has already had his powers for approximately six months before he was introduced to us in Civil War. Combining his experience from those six months of crime-fighting and the skirmish at the Leipzig-Halle airport gives us a good idea of we can expect from him in terms of skills.
As for when Homecoming would take place, it may be a bit trickier to predict. Generally, Marvel movies in their cinematic universe utilize real time for their movies. However, considering one of the biggest aspects of Peter Parker is his young age, they’ll have to find a way to take things a bit slower. With all of this in mind, it’s more likely that the movie would take place a few weeks or months, at most, after Civil War.
2. Tony Stark’s Role
Based off their relationship portrayed in Civil War, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) will play a significant role in Homecoming. Stark had a great relationship with Peter Parker in Civil War. With that being said, fans can only expect to delve deeper into that bond. The back-and-forth teasing between them makes Tony, according to Holland, “more like a brother than he is a father figure.” While Tony teases Peter, we see a new side of Stark towards him. It is as if Peter was his own son.
Tony does come off a bit overprotective of him, considering how he thought Peter ineptly handled the events at the airport. Holland states, “he doesn’t feel that [Peter is] ready yet to be an Avenger.” Furthermore, we see that Stark is always encouraging Peter to “save cats out of trees,” as opposed to taking on other things similar to the likes of the incident at the Berlin airport.
3. The Vulture
The main antagonist, The Vulture (played by Michael Keaton), won’t be your typical villain. Keaton’s role will be Adrian Toomes, a “regular guy” who oversees the cleaning up The Battle of New York’s aftermath. While thrilled to have attained the contract, another company founded by Tony Stark takes care of the mess. This leaves Toomes angered and pushes him to create a band of villains. The group includes Shocker and the Tinkerer, who are villainous fan-favorites.
Considering he’s a blue-collared family guy, this villain is made to be somewhat relatable and even likable. According to Keaton’s take on Toomes’ drive, “He’s somewhat of a victim. And some of it is justified actually… there was a whole lot of folks who are working hard and don’t have much.” The depth of Keaton’s character and the number of layers beneath it makes him more relevant. We can expect to be flustered by the considerably valid points he might make, despite him being a villain.
4. Spider-Man’s New Suit
With Peter working close with Tony, we can only assume that the suit will be rocking some high-tech gear. One of the biggest features we saw from the trailers is the AI helper built into the suit. It may not have Jarvis advising the web-slinger but it’s a powerful feature, nonetheless.
Eric Carroll, the co-producer, lists that the Spidey-suit will include “a heater, lights, surveillance data, airbags, taser-webs, and multi-web shooters.” The Spider drone is another one of the many gadgets in Spidey’s suit. This device will probably aid him in finding the bad guys and keeping an eye around the city.
Many comic-book fans are elated with the addition of the Spidey’s web wings. Considering these bad boys are flashed constantly throughout the trailers, they’ll most likely be an essential part of his battles. Furthermore, these wings look awesome and provide a refreshing spin on how he might get around the city.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.
You can also, check out the upcoming Spider-Man game by Insomniac games for the Playstation 4!