The next blockbuster from Marvel Studios will finally see Spider-Man get his first solo feature film in the MCU, but the Webslinger won't be fighting alone. He'll have the benefit of the heavy-hitting Iron Man on his side, with Peter Parker being mentored by the genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist known as Tony Stark.
But the word on the street hints that Iron Man won't be sticking around this franchise past the first movie, allowing Spidey to team up with yet another superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"For me? It would be Ant-Man," Holland said. "I think we could have a really fun time with Spider-Man and Ant-Man. A mini-Spider-Man could be really interesting and so cool. Swinging from that Coke bottle to that glass [he gestures to a coffee table in front of him], but making it look like Manhattan would be insane. It would be a really amazing way to start off the movie. You see Spider-Man swinging around in like Rome or something and he suddenly grows and it turns out he was on a model."
With rumors that a lot of the original actors from the early days of the MCU might be riding into the sunset, Ant-Man might be the perfect candidate for the Homecoming sequel. Barring the obvious comparisons (y'know, bugs), Holland and Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd would probably have a great comedic rapport.
Plus Ant-Man probably has a bone to pick with Spidey from the airport battle in Captain America: Civil War.
We'll see what the future holds, but for now we can look forward to an entertaining team up with the Avengers' bankroller when Spider-Man: Homecoming debuts in theaters.
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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 superhero 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.