A Geek’s Reaction to the Final Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

spider-man-homecoming-posterBy Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Widely regarded as one of the most popular characters in Marvel’s pantheon, Spider-Man finally made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. What little we saw of Tom Holland’s take on the character left fans wanting more.

Now with Spider-Man: Homecoming just over a month away, Sony has unwrapped not one but two final trailers for the upcoming movie. The two trailers are the domestic and international versions which you can watch below.

That’s a lot of new footage! The differences between the domestic and international trailers tend to be minor, but these are two completely different beasts.

We do learn that this film will begin on the heels of Captain America: Civil War, with Peter Parker shooting some footage of himself fighting during those events. I do love the idea of him doing that, but I hope they keep the confessional cam stuff to a minimum.

The plot is pretty much spelled out for audiences with Michael Keaton’s character Adrian Toomes/aka Vulture out to get Tony Stark and (presumably) steal Iron Man’s new Avengers tech (a la the classic Armor Wars storyline). It’s an interesting choice to set that up as the main thrust of the story, because it seems to me that Vulture will be a mirror image of Iron Man rather than Spider-Man — which is usually how they approach these things.

I can only speculate that Peter Parker currently idolizes Tony Stark, but through this film, I think he’ll learn that Tony is flawed, and that at some point Adrian Toomes felt the same way. This may be the first real humanizing of a villain since Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

One final thing is that this feels somewhat different from most Marvel films. Maybe it’s because the main character is a teenager, or that this film isn’t focusing solely on Spider-Man, but it feels like a very fresh take. Considering this is the second Spider-Man reboot in the last five years, I’m surprised I feel that way.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will premiere in theaters on July 7, 2017. Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

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