As always, the superhero genre is pretty crowded in 2017. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming in May and Justice League arriving in November, you’d be forgiven for overlooking this summer’s biggest offering, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The new sort-of reboot will be our third big screen Spider-Man, after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The new Peter Parker is Tom Holland, who first appeared in the role in last year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first solo movie for the high school aged webslinger that will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Especially in the new trailer released today, the film is looking like classic MCU material: charming, deadpan jokes, high-flying action, and an over-the-top villain. Michael Keaton’s Vulture is a pretty exciting prospect, though, and he gets some good screen time in the new footage.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is also featured heavily in the new film, which appears to at least partially hinge on his allowing Parker to use the Stark-designed Spider-Man suit.
The trailer’s most dramatic sequence shows Vulture cutting an entire boat in half, and Spider-Man using his webs to try and pull the halves back together, with help from Iron Man on the outside.
This one looks pretty good, although my most anticipated Marvel movie of the year is probably still Thor: Ragnarok (or maybe the upcoming Guardians sequel.) Whether it ends up being good or not, Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres on July 7th.