[UPDATE: The new, full-length Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is now online!]
Sony Pictures began the next phase in its marketing push for Spider-Man: Homecoming last week, by releasing three new Homecoming posters that further emphasize that the web-slinger’s latest live-action film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio will release the second theatrical trailer for Homecoming online tomorrow, as a newly-released teaser for the trailer (see above) has now confirmed.
Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up with Peter Parker (now played by Tom Holland) following the events of Captain America: Civil War, with Peter having to readjust to life as a seemingly ordinary high schooler by day and superhero on the side, after having fought side by side (or, in some cases, against) members of The Avengers. It won’t be all teen drama for Pete in Homecoming though, as the young superhero winds up battling a handful of new supervillains; The Vulture (Michael Keaton) being chief among them.
The teaser for the second Homecoming trailer features a brief appearance by The Vulture, as he attacks Peter (in his Spidey costume) during a fight set atop a plane. Moreover, the brief clip features an appearance by none other than another one of Pete’s handy Spider-gadgets, namely the Spider-Tracer. For those not familiar, the Spider-Tracer is a tracking device of Peter’s own design from the Marvel Comics Universe that is capable of flight (as the above teaser illustrates), thanks to the design of its arachnid-esque legs.
While Peter will be getting a helping hand in the tech department from his “mentor” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s already been established that Holland’s version of Mr. Parker is very much an inventor on the level with his comic book counterpart. The Hot Toys versions of Spider-Man’s homemade suit even showcase some of the gadgetry (including, of course, the web-shooters) that Pete put together on his own, prior to his meeting with Tony in Civil War. It remains to be seen if the Spider-Tracer is another one of Pete’s original concoctions in the MCU or one of the “toys” that Tony gives him in Homecoming.
Whereas the original Homecoming trailer focuses heavily on the high school elements of the film (the John Hughes aspect of the Spider-Man movie, to paraphrase director Jon Watts), it’s possible that the second theatrical trailer will be more focused more on the superheroic side of the movie. The teaser points in that direction, between the appearance of the Spider-Tracer and the Vulture in his full mechanized costume, but the actual trailer may surprise in that respect.
For more, check back here on Screen Rant tomorrow for the full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and our subsequent breakdowns of everything that it reveals!