I don't know about you, but everything stopped when that new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer dropped. Part of that is me being resident Marvel stan, but I'm just genuinely excited about what Tom Holland will do with his first full-length Spider-Man movie. Holland and Marvel already proved that they could create the best Spider-Man I've ever seen (sorry, Tobey), and the anticipation for this film to pop is high.
Luckily, it looks like they are firing on all cylinders.
If you're like me, you need to watch the trailer at least three times to truly pick up what's going on; that first watch is more of a jaw-dropping giddyness, the second is finally picking up on the subtleties and actual dialogue, and the third view is where the information truly sets in. After getting my prerequisite three views of this trailer completed, I wanted to pull out six moments that really speak volumes to what this movie could (and should) accomplish.
I have to say, it was pretty ill that we got to see how Peter Parker suited up, and it wasn't some tight spandex situation; he had to hit a button and it was way more form-fitting. It's the little things that that will set this new Spider-Man apart from the rest. Although there is a point where we see Peter without the suit that Tony Stark gave him back in Captain America: Civil War, and it's very low-rent.
Michael Keaton's Vulture realness!
While we caught a glimpse of Michael Keaton as Vulture in the first trailer, we get a hint at the motivation behind his character Adrian Toomes. Mostly, it's "f*ck rich people" like Tony Stark, and something to do with acquiring some massive weapons.
If you blink, you'll miss the Marisa Tomei realness in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. Kind of wish we got to see more of her; hopefully we get some key moments with her in the movie, and she isn't an afterthought, because a young, hot Aunt May is the illest concept.
Yung Ned Leeds!
Last summer, I was in love with the diversity of the Spider-Man: Homecoming cast. Something about everyone from Zendaya to Jacob Batalon getting roles in the series was dope to me, and super reflective of today's diverse New York City. Add onto that the fact Batalon plays Peter's young homey was a dope touch, especially because he's just amazed as hell to know that his friend is "the Spider-Man from YouTube." He isn't playing off his race or anything; they are just two friends who happen to be different colors, and it's totally how the world is (or should be) right now. Kudos to Sony/Marvel for that.
Captain America's Fitness Challenge!
No, I don't give a f*ck about the Captain America Fitness Challenge that it would appear high schoolers would have to engage in; I'm just in love with us getting to the point where we can see dope callbacks to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe like this. Sure, Robert Downey Jr. seems to be Stark'd up throughout this movie, but even if he wasn't, having Steve Rogers suited up and telling kids how to get their fitness on is a great look IMO. Makes the MCU feel more alive and real.
One of the most noticeably missing things from the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming is Uncle Ben, but it looks like the man who once told Peter that "with great power comes great responsibility" still lives on within Peter's superhero actions.
The above shot is seemingly from the Staten Island Ferry battle, with Spider-Man using mad webs to hold the ferry together. Tony Stark helps him out, but then gives him an earful about what he was doing out there, causing Peter to rethink what he was doing. It doesn't help that Tony threatens to pull the suit from him; Peter drops a line about being "nothing" without the suit, and Tony makes sure to tell him that "if you're nothing without this suit, then you shouldn't have it."
Again, it's one of those things where we don't normally get to see this side of Peter, dealing with the consequences (or potential consequences) of his superheroing. It's similar to the more epic vibes displayed in Captain America: Civil War, but instead of this being MASSIVE F*CK UPS THAT WILL ENDANGER THE WORLD, we're getting more focused, street-level experience that you'd think we would get in the Marvel/Netflix series, but we don't.
There's still a lot of web-slinging to unpack when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, but based on the latest trailer, we have a lot to be excited for.