The first full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer hit overnight, and we’ve been going over it with a fine-tooth comb ever since to figure out what Spidey fans will have in store when the film hits next summer. Here’s the trailer, followed by everything we’ve learned:
Now, let’s take a look at all of the trailer’s big moments…
The Vulture Looks Badass
This is our first look at Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. Having played superheroes Batman and Birdman, this will be Keaton’s first villainous role in a comic book movie. And he makes it personal in the trailer, warning Peter: “Don’t mess with me. Because I will kill you, and everybody you love.”
This is Toomes in his Vulture get-up — note the furry collar, doubtless to keep his neck warm at high altitudes. Because even vultures need to keep warm. It’s also a nod to the comic book character design. And is that helmet developed from Chitauri tech? It certainly looks that way.
This is the Vulture in attack mode – check out those huge talons. “The first time we see the Vulture is terrifying,” Spider-Man star Tom Holland recently told USA Today. “It’s like a horror movie: really scary, very intense and shocking.”
Spidey’s Suit is Amazing
Spider-Man’s suit has external web-shooters, courtesy of Tony Stark, that can clearly be seen in the above image. And the filmmakers have suggested that the suit has lots more tech that will be revealed over the course of the movie.
The Spidey insignia in the centre of his chest is a button that pretty much immediately de-robes him – ideal for the superhero with a secret identity in a hurry.
Finally, Spidey’s suit has web-wings, as both a throwback to the comics and to make him more aerodynamic. Also, they look pretty damn cool in flight. Here he’s gliding off the top of the Washington Monument.
Tony Stark is More Than a Mentor
We know that Stark is something of a mentor to Peter in the movie, making improvements to his suit, and acting as something of a father figure, albeit one who doesn’t like to hug. Indeed in the above scene – which looks like it takes place at Avengers HQ – he advises Parker to “Forget the flying monster guy, there are people who handle this sort of thing.” But…
…this scene suggest that Tony will also be donning his Iron Man armour to go into battle with Spidey.
Spidey Will Be Leaving New York
With both Peter’s home and school in Queens, we know that the bulk of Homecoming will take place in New York. Here he’s rescuing the Staten Island Ferry, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty.
And in this scene he appears to be having a very bad day at Coney Island. Note the home-made suit, suggesting this is a scene from early in the flick.
But Homecoming also features an action sequence in Washington, D.C. Seems Peter and his class take a trip to the Washington Monument, prompting Spidey to don his costume and scale the building.
It’s DEFINITELY a High School Movie
The filmmakers have talked about Homecoming being inspired by John Hughes’ teen movies of the 1980s, and a good chunk of the trailer takes place in Peter’s high school in the run-up to his homecoming dance. Here he’s in the lunchroom with best friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). In the comics, Ned is a reporter at the Daily Bugle who eventually becomes Hobgoblin. Unsure if they’re going to go that route here.
The object of Peter’s affections Liz Allan (Laura Harries) is on the right of this pic, while that’s Betty Brandt (Angourie Rice) in the middle. In the comics, Betty was Peter’s first love.
Look to the right of this shot and you’ll see Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) kinda glaring at Peter. Which seems fitting as he bullies Parker in the comics. In class, Peter has been watching videos of himself fighting with the Avengers.
This is Zendaya as Michelle, whom we’re predicting will become Peter’s friend and eventual love interest.
Star Wars is EVERYWHERE
In this scene Ned drops a LEGO Death Star, while elsewhere you can spy an AT-AT and some vintage Star Wars toys on Peter’s shelves. Disney owns both the Marvel and Star Wars brands, making this a nice bit of cross-promotion. It’s also worth noting that Ned discovers Peter is Spider-Man here, meaning our hero now has someone to share his superhero burden with.
Donald Glover Klaxon!
We knew Donald Glover was appearing in Spider-Man Homecoming, but until this point had no idea who he was playing. And unfortunately, in spite of the fact that we glimpse him in the trailer, we STILL have no idea. But judging from the villainous look on the face of the guy to his right.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits screens across the globe on July 6/7, 2017.