Breathe easy, ladies and gentlemen, Spider-Man has finally come home where he belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming and boy does it deliver the goods.
Spidey fans have been on the edge of their seats awaiting the trailer ever since word got out that footage from the upcoming film was shown at the Comic Con Experience in Brazil a couple of days ago.
Take a look at the trailer below, which premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
From the footage shown at CCXP 2016 and the teaser trailer last night, the most talked about element has been the reveal of Spider-Man’s web wings.
For those who aren’t aware, Spider-Man actually debuted with web wings in the comics and continued to have them during the earlier issues of The Amazing Spider-Man. The wings in the comics were not used for gliding however and were more of a flourish rather than a functional element to the costume.
The most refreshing part of the reboot is that the upcoming film will not be an origin film. That means we no longer have to relive the spider bite and Uncle Ben’s death for the third time in 14 years. Instead, we will most likely jump straight into Peter’s life post-Civil War.
The film is also solely set in high school, which we didn’t get much of in the previous films. At most, the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield films showed us a brief look at Peter getting bullied and how his transformation gave him a one-up on Flash Thompson.
Tom Holland also makes a great Peter Parker, as seen in Captain America: Civil War. While his scenes were short, they were easily some of the most memorable moments of the movie, delivering quick quips and witty phrases while holding his own in combat.
For those who missed Captain America: Civil War (please watch it) and are wondering where Andrew Garfield is, the simplest way to put it is that the film rights for Spider-Man is finally being “shared” with Marvel.
Sony Pictures still holds the rights, but ever since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped both commercially and critically, the studio decided it’ll probably be a good idea to let Marvel take a stab at it. This means that the character will finally get to interact with Iron Man, Captain America and the lot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.