Holland swings, Keaton shines in new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer

The first Homecoming trailer gave us a glimpse into Peter Parker’s high school life after his role in the airport battle during Captain America: Civil War. We did get a bit of action, but that trailer was more of a set-up for what to expect. Today, Marvel and Sony dropped the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and it was well worth the wait.

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland), with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr), tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student and fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture (Michael Keaton), emerges.

Looking at this preview, Peter is enjoying the new suit that was gifted to him from Stark. We also get a better idea behind Keaton’s Adrian Toomes. From what I’ve read, Toomes works as a “clean-up guy” after the Avengers’ battles in New York City and only wants what’s best for his family. Will news like this convince us to sympathize with the villain. What I find amazing is that with this movie, Toomes is just a regular guy who becomes a supervillain, much like Peter is a regular guy who becomes a superhero.

We also see more interaction between Peter and Tony beyond the limo conversation that we saw in the last trailer and this one as well. After some heroics to save a ferry, Tony is cold to his protégé by telling him, “I want you to be better” and even requesting the suit back. While I was growing attached to the suit, it looks like this setback doesn’t deter Peter as he swings back to fight the Vulture in his self-made suit. 

One of the best lines from the trailer happened during Tony’s conversation with Peter when Parker said that he’s nothing without the suit. Tony responds and tells him: “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”

This brings a good question that some superheroes encounter: Does the suit make the man?

I guess we’ll find out in theaters as Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives on July 7.

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