If you’ve been dying for more ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ details ever since the last trailer dropped then you’re in luck! Not only do we have information on how the first scene plays out but also one way this new film connects to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Obviously, I’ll be talking about spoilers here so if you want to go into the movie not knowing what the intro is like then you’ll want to grab your web shooters and swing away from this page now!
While I’m usually against flashbacks and retcons, this one makes a bit of sense. It seemed unlikely that someone who has such great power wouldn’t use it responsibly when aliens were attacking New York, so this is what we’ll see. That’s right folks, Adrian Toomes played by Michael Keaton will be responsibly using the power of his company to help clean up after these aliens attacked the city. Only, they come up against the Stark owned Department of Damage Control which was set up to do just this kind of thing.
You probably thought I was going to go somewhere else with that, didn’t you?
Here’s the explanation of the scene:
The film literally begins in the shadow of Stark Tower, now with its trademark “A” still hanging on. Michael Keaton’s Toomes has arrived with his boys to begin the clean-up process, a nice little contract he’s picked up for his salvage business, only to be stopped by the Department of Damage Control (a nod to the classic Marvel comic series) who are taking over the cleanup and send Toomes away. Following that, and the Sony and Marvel logos, things will jump into the middle of Civil War, just after Tony Stark has recruited Peter to his side of the fight. A montage will show Peter’s exploits in leaving New York, riding on a private jet to Germany, and taking place in the big airport fight. We’ll also see what he did right after that, hanging around in Europe… literally, as he explores the world in his brand-new Spider-Man suit.
So we get a callback to ‘The Avengers’ which sets up our villain in this film as well as some of Spidey’s trip to join in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ right off the bat. Not really a retcon to add in information this way but at least they didn’t mention Spidey working with The Avengers or trying to stop any of the Chitauri on his own.
Are you happy to hear that they went with a flashback to fit him into The Battle Of New York even if in such a limited way? Do you think that this is the right way to start off ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ or should they have kept the story moving forward and not looking back? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ will be swinging into theaters on July 7th, 2017!
Source: Comic Book Movie
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