Spidey-fans will get their next sneak peek at Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend, during the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards show. Currently at nearly 25 million views, the most recent Homecoming trailer features encouraging evidence of a powerful reboot of the franchise. The highlight of that trailer is perhaps that of Spidey in a Tony Stark-enhanced suit, using revised web shooters to save New Yorker commuters on a dilapidated ferry. It’s a straight-out-of-the-comics sequence that has fans wanting even more.
MTV took to Twitter to announce their MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday will offer a new, “exclusive sneak” of the next Marvel Studios movie. Airing at 8pm (7 Central), the awards ceremony is itself a reboot of what was, for 25 years, primarily dedicated to just theatrical movies. In this age of more cinematic stuff on the smaller screens, and much of it part of the MCU, expanding the celebration only broadens the pop culture appeal. Sony’s use of the special as the next launch pad of promotional content for Homecoming is as equally targeted at the younger demographic that MTV continues to try to reach.
While no further details have been unveiled, the tweet was accompanied by the previously-released image of Spidey catching a ride on a flatbed truck, specifically inside a concrete pipe (see below). Peter dons the Stark suit, while wearing an awkwardly large beige backpack and holding a nondescript smartphone with a broken screen. We know from the second trailer that Stark revokes the new suit after the incident on the ferry, so this image is presumably from the first half of the film. While that new trailer also gave us more of Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture, in addition to more emotional conflict to expect in this story, we can only speculate on what will be in Sunday’s “exclusive sneak.”
Last year’s MTV Movie Awards offered up sneak peeks from the sets of this summer’s upcoming Baywatch feature film, as well as Kong: Skull Island. More likely in tone with the also-promoted Suicide Squad and Captain America: Civil War then-upcoming releases, this sneak peak will be a clip, rather than an edited trailer. It has been previously-reported that Tom Holland and Zendaya will be at the awards to introduce an “exclusive clip” from Homecoming.
As we mentioned yesterday, Homecoming isn’t the only big-budget summer release being previewed at Sunday’s awards. Keep tuned to the live broadcast also for a new sneak peek of the IT Movie and of course, Mark Wahlberg will be on hand to present a new look at Transformers: The Last Knight. Now in the final stretch of full-blast summer movie promotion that unofficially begins during the Super Bowl, powering current box-office bonanza Fate of the Furious, industry looks forward to a lucrative summer. For Sony, who has previously rebooted Spider-Man with five films and two incarnations in the past fifteen years, their Spidey-sense is tingling with anticipation that the third time’s a charm. One that’s finally in the MCU, no less.