We’ve finally got a trailer for Spider-Man Homecoming, which gives us a look at our latest iteration of the never-ending reboot festival that is the Spider-Man franchise.

After our introduction to our new webslinger (Tom Holland) in Captain America: Civil War, we know that we’re going back to Spider-Man’s roots… High School. The trailer shows off the fact that this reboot is a lot more interested in Peter Parker’s woes than some of the franchise’s efforts, and while we get to see his frustration with being treated like a kid by Iron Man (and presumably other Avengers), it’s likely that we will also get a good sampling of Peter’s “normal” High School struggles.

This one is going to be an interesting step for the Marvel universe and it’s overall effort to take over the world, both because we are perhaps sick of Spider-Man reboots and because Director Jon Watts isn’t especially tested. Having apparently made a lot of friends while directing spots for The Onion, Watts somehow landed this major production off the back of the serviceable Cop Car and fantastically goofy Clown.

Can he deliver to the standards that people are expecting of Marvel films these days? It’s hard to have a lot of confidence frankly.

On the other hand, the trailer looks pretty good, and the film has Michael Keaton as its villain.

Let us know what you think of this one.


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. Directed by Jon Watts. Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.


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