A couple new gifs from the final Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer have been revealed online today. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 having been released for a couple of weeks ago, and only a little more than a month to go until the film hits theaters, it’s fair to say that both Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are about to begin ramping up their marketing and promotion for Homecoming in the coming weeks. After all, a lot is riding on the film for both studios, since it’ll be the first standalone film following Tom Holland’s iteration of the iconic web-slinger, after his debut in Captain America: Civil War last year.
While that introduction was met with universally positive praise from both fans and critics alike, Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first real test of how well Holland’s Peter Parker is able to function as a character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But to both Marvel and Sony’s credit, there has been a clear desire and effort from those involved in the film to make Spider-Man feel intimate and human even despite its massive scale, which based on the previous failed Spider-Man film outings, certainly isn’t an easy thing to do.
It was just recently announced that the final trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released online tomorrow. And in anticipation of that release, the Tom Holland China Twitter account has posted some new gifs reportedly from the actual final trailer. That’s not hard to believe either since they’re shots that have yet to be released in any of the previous spots, and offer more glimpses at the elaborate fight sequences between Holland’s Spider-Man and Michael Keaton’s Vulture in the film. Take a look for yourself down below:
New gif posted by Chinese Spider-Man official account on weibo(1/2) pic.twitter.com/bX2oxgyuq0— Tom Holland China (@THollandChina) May 23, 2017
New gif posted by Chinese Spider-Man official account on weibo(2/2) pic.twitter.com/6xlNw8G6zd— Tom Holland China (@THollandChina) May 23, 2017
While both of these gifs are of moments that have yet to be seen in the promotional footage released for the film, they do take place in two set pieces that have been highly publicized up until this point. The first takes place during the boat fight between Spider-Man and The Vulture, that later results in the boat almost being torn completely in half and leads to an argument between Peter and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Meanwhile, the second gif takes place during the fight sequence at the Washington Monument in D.C.
It needs to be said that, while Homecoming is in all actuality the third Spider-Man film to be released in the past five years, that this outing still somehow feels wholly unlike any of the previous live-action outings. Lacking the signature style and campiness of the Sam Raimi films, and the convoluted darkness of the Marc Webb ones, Homecoming promises to be a Spider-Man story told through the lens of a John Hughes coming-of-age film. That’s not necessarily surprising, since Marvel has been putting an emphasis on the age of this Peter Parker since they cast Tom Holland, but it’s one thing to say they’re going to focus more on Peter’s high school life, and actually doing it on the big screen. So while the actual quality of Homecoming is still a mystery, at the very least, it promises to be a Spider-Man film that fans have never seen before, which is a feat that should not just be tossed aside or shrugged off.