Taking a break from politics, I happened across the first official trailer for the new Spider-man movie coming out, and it shows that Marvel is doing its best in this crazy, mixed-up time in America to make us all remember that there are good things happening. Case in point, the upcoming “Spider-man: Homecoming.”
Let’s get this out of the way: I will watch any movie that has even a glimpse of Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark. However, even without his cameos (that’s right, more than one), the trailer is still full of promise.
We’re not being given another origin story, and thank God for that. Instead, the movie seems to be taking place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is still in high school, and he’s dealing with growing up as a teenager with superpowers, which is incredibly difficult (even more so than growing up as a normal teenager, which I have come to realize is God’s punishment for Adam and Eve’s first sin). Not only is Homecoming week and puberty and being Spider-man taking its toll on Parker, but he also now has to deal with Michael Keaton.
Apparently wishing to take the award-winning movie “Birdman” to it’s next logical step, the former Batman is now the Spider-man villain the Vulture. Keaton also tells someone off-screen not to mess with him, which no one really should do as, again, he was Batman.
The tie-in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe adds a huge layer of depth to a character who, when played right, is already incredibly deep, and it appears as though Holland is going to pull it off pretty nicely.