Spider-Man: Homecoming is making a big splash after the first trailer dropped. Fans got their first taste of Tom Holland as New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in last summer’s blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. The very green-around-the-edges hero was recruited by Tony Stark for Team Iron Man, making his debut in an upgraded Spidey suit during the big airport fight sequence.
It was implied that Stark’s influence on Peter Parker began long before the billionaire showed up at Aunt May’s door. The banter between the two characters felt natural and their easy relationship has been highlighted in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. With the new suit and new tech Tony gifted Peter at the end of Civil War, it’s no surprise that Tony’s mentor role looks to be expanded in Spidey’s solo debut.
In the few days since the both the US and international trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming have been released, fans have been combing through the footage looking for more clues as to what to expect from the film. Heroic Hollywood points out that a Reddit user notes that Tony Stark appears to have injuries that look like carry over from the events of Civil War. If that turns out to be the case, it tells fans that Homecoming takes place immediately following the events of Cap, Bucky, and Iron Man’s big showdown.
The last few minutes of Civil War, where we get Stan Lee’s hilarious “Tony Stank” cameo, Tony does still have cuts and bruises on his face as he is helping Rhodes through physical therapy. What remains to be seen is just how big of a role Tony Stark will play in Homecoming. The trailer has shown him in what appears to be various points throughout the film, including Iron Man and Spider-Man heading into battle together. Michael Keaton’s Vulture is set to be a dark and menacing villain that might prove too much for Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man to cut his hero teeth on.
MCU continuity plays a major role in every aspect, from the films to the TV series both on network and Netflix. There’s a funny moment when Spider-Man stops a robbery in progress from a group of men wearing Avengers masks. It seems like Marvel is over the moon to have Spider-Man back in the mix and is using every opportunity to let fans know that this character is connected to the MCU now, hoping to perhaps move away from more recent Spider-Man films. With no S.H.I.E.L.D. and the major heroes still divided over the Sokovia Accords, where would an up-and-coming hero like Spider-Man fall in this new age of galactic threats?
Hopefully Spider-Man: Homecoming remains a solo film and not a buddy-cop team up between two of Marvel’s most recognizable characters.