Marvel Studios has just released a brand new trailer for their definitive take on our favorite wall crawler , Spider-Man: Homecoming. We break down some of the things you might have missed in the excitement.
The Spidey Suit and All Its Neat Little Tricks
One of our biggest takeaways from the new trailer is how much functionality is baked into the Spider-Man Suit that Tony Stark gave to Peter Parker during the events of Civil War. This also sets up an eventual plot point regarding the suit later on in the trailer. First off, in the first scene of the trailer we see Peter rushing to put on the suit. He hides in a back alley and we see that the Spidey suit vacuum seals itself to its wearer’s form once he hits the Spider insignia in the middle.
The Insignia itself houses a tiny Spider Drone that can hover around and presumably do reconnaissance and surveillance work around an area giving Spidey a much more comprehensive awareness of his surroundings.
Spider-Man himself can glide via the built-in Squirrel Suit-like web-wings on the suit. This is a throwback to the suit designs in the earlier comics.
And finally, we also see more of the significant upgrade to the Web Shooters which was teased at the post-credits scene in Civil War. They now have a 3-D Holographic Interface similar to what Iron Man uses and most probably a whole suite of analytic software. Could it possibly come with a Smart A. I. ala Jarvis and Friday?
There’s also a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in the trailer where Tony Stark shows off his new Company, Damage Control. This is another carry-over from the Marvel Comics, where Damage Control is the organization responsible for cleaning up all the destruction left over after a Superhuman altercation.
It makes sense in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Tony to head this group given the lingering PTSD he had Iron Man 3 and the overbearing guilt he has about the Attack on Manhattan in the first Avengers movie as well at the Sokovia Tragedy in the second. With Damage Control, we can see Tony Stark channeling his negative energy into creating something positive for the World as a whole and would likely prove to be a catharsis of sorts for the character
Is there more than one Shocker?
There’s also a bit of confusion here as we get a glimpse of Michael Keaton’s Vulture (who looks phenomenal by the way) as he gives the ole’ evil sales talk to a bunch of goons. During this, we are shown a guy wearing a jacket which looks quite similar to the super villain Shocker’s costume in the Comics.
Could there, possibly, be more than one Shocker? Could the Vulture have amassed a whole gang of Shockers with awesome looking jackets?! I guess we’ll just have to wait til the movie comes out to find out.
Physics Class Easter Eggs
This one comes to us from the first trailer, where our boy Peter is caught watching Youtube clips of him in the Airport Battle in Germany. There are a couple of things here to note: First off the White Board shows us that this is Physics Class and that they are supposed to be learning about today’s lesson which is Waves and Pendulums. And if we were Peter we’d pay attention to the Pendulums part because, you know, with the web- swinging and all that.
Secondly, the top of the White Board is adorned with the faces of history’s brightest scientific minds like Galileo Galilei, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein and… Bruce Banner?
Yep. Right at the very end of the display is the alter-ego of the Hulk, Bruce Banner. It’s great that in the MCU, he is considered as one of their greatest physicists and have contributed so much to Science that his achievements are being taught in schools. Also with Peter being shown as a huge science nerd with all his dorky t-shirts, the eventual meeting between the two in future movies might prove to be an interesting interaction.
Here’s a quick one: During Captain America’s rousing speech about physical education, Zendaya’s Character, Michelle is reading from a book called “Of Human Bondage”. Some quick googling later, we discover that the story of the book revolves around the protagonist who is orphaned at an early age and is sent off to live with his Aunt and Uncle. Hmmm… wonder what that’s a reference to.
Spidey and Star Wars
We guess that “old film called Star Wars” really made an impression on Peter because his room is decked out in all sorts of Star Wars memorabilia. On the lower right, we can see one of those AT-AT “Walker Thingies” as he enters his room upside down through the window.
Also Peter’s friend, Ned Leeds is holding a Lego Death Star before he smashes it on the ground in amazement.
The silhouette of two familiar looking droids, R2-D2 and C3-PO…
One of our most poignant takeaways from the recent trailer is the exchange in the latter half between Peter and Tony. Since Civil War, Tony has served as a mentor of sorts to Peter and has taken the latter under his wing. Tony is grooming him to be a worthy hero and a force of good to society. Also, ever since Civil War, Tony wants to be sure that Peter is doing what he’s doing for the right reason. In the trailer, Tony asks for the Spider-Man Suit back to make his point and even goes as far as saying that he wants Peter to to be better than him.
This is also a slight nod to the comics which actually occur before and during the events of the comic book version of Civil War, where Peter also served as Tony’s apprentice. Taking the Pro-registration side of things (The comic book version of the Sokovia Accords), Peter unmasks publicly at the behest of his mentor, in support of the Act.
The Homemade Suit
Stripped of the high-tech Spider Suit that Tony gave him, he dons his old home-made suit in what appears to be the final fight of the film against the Vulture. This old one isn’t that fancy, and looks like some simple clothing items stitched together. It also vaguely reminiscent of the Noir suit in Spider-Man: Noir which is another fun little nod. He loses a lot of the functionality of the Stark Suit as well but we have a feeling, Peter is going to prove that the Suit Doth Not Maketh the Spider-Man.
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