Tom Holland got to swing his way onto the big screen in Captain America: Civil War, but Spider-Man: Homecoming will offer up a better look at his entire life. His first scene within the MCU may have been as Peter Parker and his recruitment to Team Stark, but the majority of his scenes was underneath his super suit. In the promotion for Homecoming, the marketing has been evenly split between showing Peter’s life as a student and his other life as Spider-Man – while also throwing a hint of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in.
In almost every aspect of Peter’s regular life, he has been accompanied by various individuals from his normal life. There has not been much of Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), but a good dose of Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). However, Michelle/Mary Jane (Zendaya) and Liz Allan (Laura Harrier) have each had a bit of screen time, but no presence of Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori). Thanks to a new clip, more of Peter’s world has been uncovered.
Sony and Marvel debuted the clip at the MTV Movie Awards when Holland and Zendaya came on stage. The clip shows the full scene of Ned discovering Peter’s alter ego, but continues on with other new bits of footage. The most prominent portion comes during an extended take with Zendaya as she hassles him over his constant disappearing.
The new footage is a good mixture of comedy and character, but without showing (or spoiling in the minds of some) more of the film’s action sequences. This will be Batalon’s first major role and from the looks of his chemistry with Holland, the duo should be one of the highlights of the film. The same will hopefully be able to be said about the relationship between Zendaya and Holland, which could be incredibly important for the franchise moving forward if Zendaya is indeed playing Mary Jane as reported.
Now that the movie is exactly two months out from release, the film should shortly move into its final phases of marketing. Some have already felt that the marketing is showing too much – especially when it comes to Iron Man’s role – but if this clip is the example of what is to come, then there should not be this worry. There is still much more from the film that has to be shown and character interactions that remain hidden, so hopefully these relationships will be explored more in the marketing moving forward.