Even though he prove his mettle against Captain America, Ant-Man, Falcon, and Winter Soldier in Civil War (2016), Tony Stark doesn't want his ace-in-the-hole teenage superhero to grow up too fast, so he tells Peter Parker -- at the beginning of Spider-Man: Homecoming -- he can't become an official member of the Avengers until he graduates college. Drats! And when the Vulture and his crew begin wreaking havoc with their dangerous and advanced weaponry, Stark tells Pete to sit this one out, let the big boys handle it. Of course, Pete is never one to shy away from being a hero, and his involvement in the ferry scene causes Stark to punish him, taking away his sweet Civil War suit (no backsies!).
All of those Tony Stark/Iron Man scenes, including the moneyshot of Iron Man soaring through New York with Spidey slinging webs alongside him, were in the trailers. That begs the question: How many scenes does Robert Downey Jr. have in the film? According to co-producer Eric Carroll, in total, Downey “might be in like five or six [scenes].”
And what is Stark's relationship with Peter like? “I think we’re seeing the beginning of a sort of father-son relationship," Holland explained to SR. "Obviously Tony hasn’t got any kids, and Peter at this point hasn’t got any male figures in his life, so I think there’s a really lovely dynamic that Robert and I are forming. And, no, let me take that back. I think Robert is more like a big brother than he is a father figure because he picks on him and he is down on him quite a lot. But then there is that level of him caring about him like his own, and Robert has really brought something lovely to the character. It’s a very different side of Stark than you’ve ever seen before.”
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 super hero 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.
The cast features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Marisa Tomei.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
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