Sony and Marvel announced yesterday that the first official trailer for next year’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released later this afternoon (tick freaking tock!), but to quench the thirst just a bit and build even more excitement for its trailer, the first official image from the film has been unveiled.
Debuted by USA Today, the image isn’t all that revealing as we see Tom Holland’s suited up Peter Parker standing atop a building next to a high speed train. The most revealing aspect of the image is that it gives us just another fantastic look at the suit Marvel has put together for this MCU version of our favorite teenage web-head. In most of, if not all the scenes Spidey was featured in in Captain America: Civil War, his suit, as well as the character, was created via CG with motion capture. So to get a serious, practical effect look at the suit with Tom Holland in it is always a treat. And hopefully, whether it’s CG or not, tonight’s trailer will feature a butt load of web-slinging action from the wall-crawler.
Along with debuting the film, USA Today was able to snag some comments from co-producer Eric Houseman Carroll. So far, with no official plot details revealed, Homecoming won’t be an origin story and will focus more on Peter Parker’s daily life as a high school kid more than any of the films in the past. But he just finished fighting a huge hero on hero war with some of the world’s biggest names, and Carroll explains that because of that, he will be experiencing a bit of “jet lag” when the story begins:
“He literally just went to Europe with the coolest clique of them all, and now he’s back with the academic decathalon and the mathletes and going, ‘What am I doing here?’”
Although we knew beforehand, Civil War was a great example that this Spider-Man isn’t full bread Spider-Man just yet. He’s still very much learning and becoming the character we know and love so well. And while he will have his moment with the likes of the Avengers and other heroes, Holland says that none of that will come without mistakes:
“This is really a movie where Spider-Man’s not the finished article. He really does learn and he makes massive mistakes. It’s nice to see a kid do that and then try to rectify those mistakes.”
He continued by talking about the film’s villain Vulture, which will be played by the legendary Michael Keaton, explaining that with Peter being such a regular kid, it’s fun to pair him up against a villain who isn’t superpowered:
“The first time we see the Vulture is terrifying. It’s like a horror movie: really scary, very intense and shocking… It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too.”
I am absolutely loving everything I’m hearing out of the Homecoming camp. While Sony still handles most of the parts, as we see and hear more on this film, Sony biting the bullet and bringing Marvel on board for a creative standpoint is looking more and more like the right play. And I have no doubt, that after tonight’s new trailer, we will be even more pumped on everything regarding this new, MCU version of Spider-Man. Make sure you come back later this afternoon as we’ll have the first trailer up as soon as it is available! Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and swings into theaters on July 7th, 2017.