Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters next week, with the film officially connecting Peter Parker to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. With confirmation earlier this week that a younger version of the character is seen in Iron Man 2, some are wondering what other major MCU events Peter was privy to.
The most significant one, in terms of geographical proximity as well as weight on the MCU, is the Battle of New York seen in the first Avengers film. While we already know how it effects Homecoming's villain, Adrian Toomes/The Vulture (Michael Keaton), we don't know how it impacted the film's titular hero, who was a little kid at the time.
And according to the film's star, Tom Holland, we could eventually see what Peter's experience with the battle was.
“It’s something that I’m very interested in," Holland revealed to io9. “And I know [Marvel president] Kevin [Feige] is too. I think it’s important to go back and see that Peter has been a person in this universe since the beginning. It’s something I’d like to revisit but whether we do, that’s a question for the creators.”
"The movie is designed," Pascal explained, "for you to feel the movies that have been made in the Marvel universe [are] the history that’s in the books Peter studies. That was the world he grew up in and that was one of the key ideas of creating this character, so that he could have something that he wanted to be that he wasn’t a part of."
"You have to think about two really big events," Watts added. "The one is seeing Tony Stark on TV, revealing to the world that he’s Iron Man. That would be so dramatic. Then, yes, the events at the end of Avengers would be a big deal to a little kid. And I think that might be something that would be worth exploring."
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7.
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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 includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.