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The new Spider-Man movie is coming, and it's a true-blue homecoming, at least for the new Avenger Spidey. Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the 15-year-old Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) advent into the Avenger's universe, as he meets his mentor Iron Man/ Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), and tries to balance his high school life with crime-fighting shenanigans.
"Can't you just be the friendly neighbourhood Spider?" Iron Man asks Spidey in the trailer. But we all find out the answer to that question, as Spider-Man is seen challenging the supervillain Vulture (played by Birdman Michael Keaton, who else?). The events of the film takes place a few months after Captain America: Civil War, and it is very important for Marvel that this movie works, as Spidey will be a recurring part of Marvel's Avengers from now on, and Holland has even shot for the next Avengers movie. So, here's all that you need to know, before you catch the movie next month.
Tom Holland is Spider-Man
This is officially the youngest Spidey ever. He is in high-school, he is 15, gym class still makes him awkward. But by the looks of it, Holland is nailing his bit. "It's the whole aspect of keeping him grounded and making sure the audience sees a kid as a superhero," Holland told PopSugar recently. "We've seen the sort of Norse god, we've seen the billionaire, we've seen the soldier, now we get to see the kid. And one of the most important themes of the movie is, what would a 15-year-old boy do with superpowers," he added.
Vulture is really interesting
Vulture is basically really angry at The Avengers, and has a really legit reason, tbh. It also makes him very real, and scary, and it's not fair that teen Spidey has to deal with him all alone. "He's somewhat of a victim. He takes things in to feel like a victim. And some of it is justified actually, because he believes that there is an upper echelon of society and people who are getting away with a lot and have everything," Keaton said about the Vulture.
Aunt May is like, hot
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei is Aunt May, and if you've seen Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, you'd be really shook. Cuz, that Aunty May looks like this Aunt May's grandmother. We are not joking. This is the hottest Aunt May has ever looked, and we'll just let you sit and compare. Cuz, we're at a loss for words.
Tony Stark is basically Spidey's mentor
Iron Man playing mentor to a 15-year-old teen with unmanageable superpowers — yes, that's exacty what you want. Not. So, Stark boy is not the best option for young Spider-Man. We'd rather have Captain America or even Hawkeye train him, or talk to him. Iron Man is like the last person he needs in his life. But not according to Marvel, obviously "There is that level of him caring about him like his own. And Robert Downey Jr has really brought something lovely to the character. A very different side to Stark than we've ever seen before," says director Jon Watts. Fine, we'll take your word for it.
Give it up for the new Spidey Suit
Spider-Man's new suit is officially awesome. A heater, lights, surveillance data, airbags, taser-webs, and mutliweb shooters — and a really slick red — Spidey's new uniform is very Avengers-like.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to release on July 7.