Apologies for that terrible pun. Have you seen the Spiderman: Homecoming trailer yet? Of course you have. It’s been all over the interwebs for the past 24 hours. But if you didn’t, here it is. Enjoy!
Ok, let’s talk about how much we’re geeking out right now! This is what we’ve been waiting for. Ever since we heard Spidey has been rebooted and will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and especially after his heroics in Captain America: Civil War – we have been following updates and casting news on the latest incarnation of the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.
What I enjoy about this take on the film is that they really own the fact that Spiderman is a kid. High school plays a much more integral part in this film – hence the Homecoming in the title – and it features a really young cast. Tom Holland was 19 when they were filming, compared to Tobey Maguire being 25 and Andrew Garfield being 29 for their first Spiderman films.
There is something really refreshing about Spiderman fanboy-ing whenever he does really cool things and explores his powers. After beating up some bank robbers he says “Ah that was awesome!” It’s so relatable because that’s how most of us will react in that situation.
Of course, we cannot ignore the fact that there are SO many Avengers Easter Eggs in this trailer. With the bank robbers wearing Avengers masks to Tony Stark being the irreverent mentor to this young talented kid, it gave a familiarity that stamped the MCU all over this trailer. Thank you Sony for doing us a solid and sharing your wall crawler with his creator.
It seems pretty obvious that, despite being told to take it easy and that he is not ready, Spiderman will take a page out of Tony Stark’s book and defy the rules, visibly frustrated at how they keep treating him like a kid.
We also get to see the villain, The Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Something I am really looking forward to as a fan of Michael Keaton in general. Plus we haven’t seen him in previous live action films other than a brief shot of his wings in The Amazing Spiderman 2. We also see Tinkerer and Shocker quite briefly, along with a split second of Donald Glover in his as yet unspecified (although probably a bad guy) role.
Also, Time to Pretend by MGMT makes this trailer so much more amazing. We’ve said before that the score can make or break a trailer and this song complements the visuals so well.
What did you think of this trailer and what are your hopes for the film in general? Are you excited for Spiderman: Homecoming?