With a first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming imminent, Marvel and Sony are busy releasing details and teases to get us excited. Of course, it’s hard to tell that anyone other than Marvel are running the show here. A new report in USA Today has profiled the film, in which Kevin Feige joined director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland to discuss the eagerly anticipated 2017 release. They dropped details on Peter Parker, Tony Stark’s involvement and The Vulture.
First off, they released the first official image for the film along with that article. It sees Peter struggling with the concept of a mask, as he holds it in his hand while suited up as the web-slinger. The only secret identity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t last long at this rate.
On top of that, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige gave away a little bit about the suit. It seems that it comes with more than just web-wings. Apparently it, “can do a lot more than he even realizes right now,” according to Feige. “You begin to see just how much Tony Stark loves bells and whistles.”
The report confirmed that Homecoming is origin free, but that doesn’t mean Peter has mastered his abilities. “This is really a movie where Spider-Man’s not the finished article,” star Tom Holland said. “He really does learn and he makes massive mistakes. It’s nice to see a kid do that and then try to rectify those mistakes.”
One thing that MCU films tend to do too often is mirror their heroes and villains. That’s happening again here, according to director Jon Watts. The director also suggested this is very much a street-level affair. “It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too.”
Holland also talked up the impact that Keaton’s introduction has. “The first time we see the Vulture is terrifying,” Holland teased. “It’s like a horror movie: really scary, very intense and shocking.”
All of this points to a more grounded tone for the Spidey reboot. With cosmos spanning antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 & Thor: Ragnarok next year, the MCU could use some grounding.