We told you how fantastic Spider-Man: Homecoming looked last summer after Marvel’s Hall H-dominating presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, but you’ve had to take our word for it since then. At last, however, you can see a bit for yourself via the film’s first trailer, which premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In fact, stop reading these pointless words and watch it above now.
Being the webslinger’s second appearance as an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the aptly-titled Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Peter Parker back in Queens after his adventures in Captain America: Civil War. Taking place during his high school’s homecoming weekend, the film sees Spidey facing the regular perils of being a teenager, and the superpowered perils of classic villains The Vulture and The Tinkerer.
The good news for those of you unable to make it to San Diego, there’s a lot here that wasn’t covered in the Comic-Con presentation, like the adorable first moment where Spidey breaks up an attempted bank robbery perpetrated by a gang wearing cheap Avengers halloween masks. It’s a great moment for choreography alone, but better is the way Peter Parker snarks that the crooks can’t possibly be the real Avengers. It’s a moment straight out of the comics, in spirit – though I won’t be shocked if there’s an actual issue being referenced. And it’s proof that Spider-Man never should have existed outside of the shared Marvel universe. (That said, there’s a nice nod to the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man 2 late in the trailer.)
The trailer really emphasizes Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) as Peter Parker’s superhero mentor. In Civil War we saw Stark give Peter his updated costume and here, we see him rather urgently trying to keep Peter from running before he walks, super-villain wise. Naturally it doesn’t stick and it looks like we’ll get a Marvel Team Up at some point in the film between Iron Man and Spider-Man.
Finally, we get our first look at Michael Keaton’s Vulture, seen here as a bitter, menacing sort who threatens to murder anyone Peter cares about if he doesn’t back off. Previous comments from Spider-Man Homecoming producer Kevin Feige have suggested Vulture will be something of a dark mirror to Peter, a regular guy who ends up with powers but turns evil. That’s hinted at here where he comes off like an angry, bitter bus driver.
Oh, also, Web Wings right out of Steve Ditko panels.
The Sony/Marvel co production stars Tom Holland in the title role alongside Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and of course Robert Downey Jr. back again as Tony Stark. Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford Writer, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7.