With the release of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer comes a new interview director Jon Watts did with Fandango that included some very interesting bits of information. There is no official run time yet as the film is still being finished, but Watts tells folks there will be a good number of Easter Eggs for the existing Marvel Universe including one that can be found in today’s trailer. But what you won’t see in the film is any nods to previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield.
A lot more than just an Easter Egg is the introduction of Damage Control into the MCU. It’s a construction and demolition team that cleans up after super-heroes and in this iteration, it’s created and funded by Tony Stark. The problem is that there are already salvage groups making big money on going in after these battles, one being run by Adrian Toomes, and will be the catalyst for him putting together the Vulture suit. This could lead to various ties ins to other films as Toomes could’ve salvaged things from battles in any of the MCU films / shows.
As for Tony Stark’s role in the film, it picks up from Civil War and how he just grabbed a 15-year old off the street, through him into a clash of titans and then dropped him back off before the film was over. Now we get to see the repercussions of his actions and what Stark’s role will be with Peter going forward. Will he stay around in Peter’s life? Could he become a mentor and is he capable of something like that?
Watts thinks that the key to Peter Parker is sincerity and how he always wants to do the right thing no matter what. And besides Marvel Universe Easter Eggs, there will also be some for John Hughes movies. Watts felt inspired by those movies and that they also had the sincerity and taking teenagers and treating them seriously. Looking at the story from the eyes of Peter Parker instead of as an adult looking back at high school.
And for the important things… there will be an after credits scene.
There is no connection between Spider-Man: Homecoming and the newly announced Venom film. Nor is it connected to the MCU according to Watts.
And he is aware of what’s going on in Avengers: Infinity War in case it effects his movie, but the project is all The Russo Brothers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7th and stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton.
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