As far as mentors go, you could certainly do a lot worse than Iron Man. At least, that seems to be the message in a new Spider-Man: Homecoming video. It was shared on Robert Downey Jr.’s Twitter page.
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 12, 2017
The video features some clips we’ve already seen in the trailers, like Spider-Man putting a boat back together. He also stops some thugs on New York streets. However, it also features interviews with Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland. One of the more interesting pieces of information relayed is when Holland describes Iron Man as sort of being a big brother to Spider-Man. It is an interesting notion, especially considering where Spider-Man: Homecoming presumably begins.
Uncle Ben should have already met his fate by the time the film begins (unless we get a flashback of his demise). Therefore, it would make sense that Peter Parker would latch onto a “big brother” figure. Perhaps in the film, Tony Stark will become a surrogate Uncle Ben for Parker.
Tony’s motivations are also made clear in the feature. He wants to train Spider-Man to make sure he would be a good fit for the Avengers. Stark wants Peter to be safe, the same way a big brother wouldn’t want to lead a younger brother into danger. At the same time, Peter (as the younger brother) wants to tag along with Iron Man on all his fun adventures. He wants to be there even if he’s been told repeatedly that it’s dangerous.
Are you excited for Homecoming? Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7th. By all accounts, it’s looking like one fun ride. In addition to starring Holland and Downey Jr. as Spider-Man and Iron Man, respectively, the movie will also star Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Marisa Tomei.
What do you think? Would you want to have Iron Man as a mentor? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Sony Pictures