It's been known for months that Iron Man would be a part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the second trailer for the first Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man movie made it clear that Tony Stark would be making more than a mere cameo appearance.
Iron Man's relationship with Spider-Man seems to be at the very core of Spider-Man: Homecoming. It seems natural that Iron Man would become a mentor to the young Spider-Man, but perhaps it's Iron Man who really needs some guidance.
"You have to think about the implications of what he did in Civil War, which is pluck this 15-year-old kid our of obscurity and bring him to Germany to embark on this insane adventure," Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts explains in an interview with Fandango. "And then he just drops him off at the end of it while he continues his part of the story. There's a lot of repercussions to that. Is it a first step towards Tony as some sort of mentor figure? Is he comfortable with that? Has he ever seen himself as that? Or is he the one who's needed the mentoring along the way? I think it's a really interesting facet of Tony Stark's personality that we get to explore in his relationship with Peter."
Marvel fans are certainly anxious to see how this relationship works out on the big screen. Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has a 4.10 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating, making it the sixth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how you're looking forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming by giving it your own anticipation rating below.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, 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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theater July 7, 2017.
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