After years of being set in his own universe, Spider-Man is finally under the Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella. Tom Holland was able win fans over almost instantly with his performance in Captain America: Civil War. Some have already anointed him as the best Spider-Man put on screen yet, and next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming will help give a better indication of just how good he is. Even though this will be Spider-Man’s film, he will be joined by a couple familiar faces.
It has been known for quite some time that Robert Downey Jr. would return as Tony Stark, but just recently it was revealed that Jon Favreau would be joining the project as well to play Happy Hogan. If that was not enough for some fans, it now appears that even more familiar faces could have the chance of appearing at a familiar location.
Holland posted a new photo on his Instagram account showing himself, co-star Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and a friend at the Porsche facility in Atlanta. This does not indicate that Peter and friends are looking to test drive very expensive cars, but instead possibly visiting the Avengers facility. As pointed out by MCUExchange, this building serves as the stand in for the new Avengers facility, so it appears Peter could get a tour of the super team’s headquarters.
If the location is not enough to convince people this will be the case, the caption of the photo is “The A Team.” This is likely not a reference to the old TV show, or the attempt at a movie, but instead the “A” standing for Avengers. Robert Downey Jr. teased a new project that retroactively confirmed he and Favreau are in Atlanta. A visit to the Avengers facility this close to his arrival is no coincidence. Happy could very well pick Peter up from school to take him to the facility, although how Ned Leeds gets an invitation without knowing Peter’s secret is hard to figure out.
The visit to the facility itself could very well open the door for other cameos as well. The Avengers roster is depleted at this moment to only have an injured War Machine and Vision left on the team. Marvel likely does not want to overcrowd this movie with cameos, but the door is now open to those possibilities. What is more likely the case is Peter visiting Stark to get an upgrade or even intel on Vulture and Stark’s reported history with The Tinkerer. Whatever does bring him to the facility will remain a mystery until the movie comes out, but it is a nice nugget of information to know as it moves closer.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.