Marvel ended with a bang last night at SDCC, revealing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, the newest member to join the MCU. There’s no doubt that that’s the news every fan was looking forward to, but it’s what Marvel started with that really got the people going. The first part of Marvel’s panel included next year’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming, where only those in attendance got to see exclusive footage of Peter Parker in High School. There’s no doubt that that was a massive hit with the audience, it’s the closing moments that was the most revealing.
The footage ended with one of Spidey’s big villains, Vulture, flying in towards the camera as the screen cut to black. Not to long after, the official Twitter page for the film posted the first official piece of concept art for the film, where we see our favorite, teenage web-head going up against the winged baddie. It isn’t that surprising that Vulture’s look is technology based, as it makes the most sense. I think we can all agree that we weren’t expecting Marvel to stick true to the comics when it comes to his look, as that would’ve been a bit to cheesy. This updated look is different and detailed enough to where it works, with the propellers inside his wings and talon style boots. He looks quite vicious.
Now that Vulture is confirmed to be the baddie Spidey takes on in his first solo act inside the MCU, we can start looking forward to the awesome set piece potential. In past Spider-Man movies, we’ve gotten some pretty cool ariel battles, but they never felt natural enough. With Vulture being the villain, the action is no doubt going to feel much more organic, as these two will no doubt be doing battle hundreds of feet in the air. It has me very excited and very eager to see how these versions of the characters come alive.
As for Spidey’s suit, not to much to comment on there as it’s almost identical to what we saw in Captain America: Civil War, and I’m completely, 100% fine with that. Sure, it’s not a classic Spider-Man suit, but it gives this character his own identity. Remember, he’s a 15 year old kid, he (with the help of his new friend Tony Stark) would definitely go for something like this over a classic look. As far as the character goes, I believe Civil War was only the tip of the iceberg. I think Marvel, Jon Watts, and Tom Holland have some major plans to take this character to a whole new level.
Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7th, 2017 and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Zendeya, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, and Logan Marshall-Green.