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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” drops a fun new Trailer


Yesterday morning, a second Trailer was released for the Sony/Marvel team up Spider-Man: Homecoming, which seeks to relaunch the character as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Getting Spidey into the MCU was a big accomplishment in and of itself, but now making a webslinger movie that stands out from the two previous franchises will be another battle entirely. So far, things seem to be very promising, as evidenced with this new wall crawler debuting to acclaim in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, and that’s only further showcased with this new Trailer. You’ll be able to see it below, but as always, a bit of commentary is in order first!

The film is a reboot of the character, set within the world of the MCU, essentially following the events of the aforementioned Captain America: Civl War. Here, we follow teenager Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he navigates both being a high school student in New York City and also a burgeoning superhero named Spider-Man, one who is desperate to join the Avengers. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) sees potential in Peter, but isn’t quite ready to have Spidey stand on equal footing with Iron Man and company. As Peter balances all of this, a danger/opportunity arises in Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), a bitter blue collar worker who will become a super villain in The Vulture. Action ensues. Jon Watts directs and co-writes with the team of John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Johnathan Goldstein, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers. The cast also includes Hannibal Buress, Michael Chernus, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Bokeem Woodbine (rumored to be The Shocker), and Zendaya, among others. Michael Giacchino provides the score.


This looks like an absolute blast. Not only is the John Hughes style high school elements in play, but this looks like a suitably actioned pack superhero flick as well. Holland’s bit of a Queens accent is just an added bonus. There’s the potential here that this could become the most enjoyable offshoot in the MCU. The big Avengers related team ups will always be the biggest draws, but in terms of solo outings, this right now seems like it has the most potential. A smaller scale and more urban adventure, with Spider-Man being given the big screen treatment that he truly deserves.

Given the Spider-Man films that have come before this one, there’s both hope and trepidation to be found within fans. Sam Raimi’s trilogy with Tobey Maguire under the mask was mostly well received, with Spider-Man 2 the high point for the character so far, give or take his Captain America: Civil War cameo. Then, on the other side, there’s Marc Webb’s two outings, with The Amazing Spider-Man being solid but a needless origin story, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 being the character’s low point so far. Spider-Man: Homecoming is skipping the origins, it seems, and that’s a huge plus. Just drop us into the world and let us have some fun with Spidey.

When Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out in July, it will mark a whole new chapter in the MCU and a red letter date in comic book/superhero movie history. For now though, all we have is a pair of strong Trailers, with this latest one certainly whetting the appetite. You can check it out below, and be sure to sit tight for more on this one. It’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest films. Time will tell, but it has the potentially to really be something special. Until then, enjoy the new Trailer and check back for future articles on your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man:

Here now is the new Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, in all its glory:


Stay tuned for much more on Spider-Man: Homecoming between now and July 7th!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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