While each Marvel Studios film tends to build off of other plot points or include easter eggs, few of them dwell in the history of the franchise like Spider-Man's latest reboot. Seriously, there are plenty. We don't want to ruin all of them for you here; you'll just have to wait and see when it comes out next week.
Some of the less spoiler-y references are overt, such as Tony Stark's mentorship of Peter Parker. Others are a bit more clever, like the inclusion of Damage Control and their presence cleaning up alien debris from the Battle of New York being one of the major reasons why the Vulture becomes a villain.
"I really try to think about this stuff just one movie at a time," Watts said, "but I do feel like now that Spider-Man is a part of this big crazy universe we can definitely tell some new stories."
We're eager to learn more about the sequel — such as which Marvel hero it will feature besides Iron Man — but at this point we're just happy we even get to see an MCU movie with the Wallcrawler. It's time to cherish this moment.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into 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.