Here’s The Trailer For The New ‘Spider-Man’ Movie You Didn’t Ask For But Still Want
With great power, comes great responsibility. Those are the words that helped transform Peter Parker into Spider-Man, but which could also be taken as Sony’s rationale for rebooting the Spider-Man franchise yet again, so soon after the Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone version bottomed out. This time, however, they’ve enlisted the help of Marvel Studios, who have placed Spidey firmly within their ultra-successful cinematic universe, meaning the brand-new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming features the requisite Avengers references and a cameo from Robert Downey Jr., who’s reprising his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark for the kajillionth time.
Tom Holland, who first made his well-received debut as Spidey in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, is the latest young thespian to don the iconic blue-and-red tights, but unlike Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield before him, the 20-year-old actor is actually age-appropriate to play the only major superhero who’s still in high school. Here, we get all the hallway and cafeteria scenes we’ve come to expect from a Spider-Man movie, plus a brief glimpse of Zendaya, who looks edgy and makeup-free and (spoiler alert) is rumored to be playing Peter’s most traditional love interest, Mary Jane, despite the fact that she is officially credited as “Michelle.”
Most importantly, the trailer gives us our first glimpse at the movie’s main villain played by Michael Keaton who looks terrifying as the classic Spider-man baddie The Vulture. Throughout the trailer, we see major action set pieces at some pretty recognizable locales, including the Washington Monument, Coney Island, and a big blowout on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s all very exciting stuff if you're into this sort of thing.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.