While promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reaches a peak, leading up to the film’s world premiere in May, next on the plate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is their Spider-Man reboot. Tom Holland is set to play everyone’s favorite web-slinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first film in a new trilogy following a teenage Peter Parker. The character was first introduced in last year’s Captain America: Civil War when he fought alongside the Avengers, but now he’ll get to learn what being a superhero is really about in his very own movie.
However, since fans have already met this iteration of Spider-Man, and he’s already a bonafide superhero of sorts, the first movie won’t be an origin story. Of course, that doesn’t mean it won’t feature some of the same characters from the previous films. For instance, Peter Parker’s Aunt May (with Marisa Tomei reprising her role from Civil War) will play a part in the new movie, as will Peter’s rival Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) and friends like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans).
Spider-Man: Homecoming though will see the live-action debut of villain the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton). The character was first supposed to star in Spider-Man 3, but in the end the producers decided to go with Venom. And then John Malkovich was in negotiations to play the Vulture in Spider-Man 4, before the movie was summarily canceled. But in just a few months one of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies will finally get his due, and he’s the focus of some new promotional art below from VK.
Some new shots of Spider-Man in various poses are included amongst the various images. There are also some logos and branding for places like MSST (Midtown School of Science & Technology) and Queens, New York, where Peter goes to school and lives, respectively. One image even uses the iconic tagline of “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.” Some appear to be full-fledged artwork, while others seem to be simply for commercial use.
These new images will probably be used on everything from merchandise to licensing deals. Most of all, the new artwork says a lot about the vibe the new movie is going for with the classic look and feel of the animated Spider-Man and some in a retro style. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to bring back the younger, energetic side of Spidey that may have been lost in the more recent movies featuring the web-slinger.