For some time, audiences were suffering from massive Spider-Man fatigue. Even before Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters, audiences weren’t too thrilled to see another interpretation of the character hit the big screen so soon after Spider-Man 3. In the eyes of many, the character had run his course, and there was little more that could be accomplished in another series of film.
Of course, that all changed when the webslinger made his way into Captain America: Civil War. Taking advantage of the overly-ambitious and eager-to-please nature of high schoolers, Marvel Studios and Sony managed to give us plenty of memorable moments for Peter Parker, thereby rejuvenating enthusiasm for the character. Surprisingly enough, audiences can’t seem to wait for him to hit the big screen again.
Now, Marvel has given us a brand new trailer, and while it shows off plenty of solid footage, I’m not sure how much of a fan I am of it. Admittedly, I’m torn. I have no doubt the film will be good, that much is clear. However, this is one of those trailers that seems to show too many plot points throughout the film. Based on the footage, we can now infer the structure of the whole plot. Film opens with Spider-Man doing stuff in his amazing new suit. His overzealous nature puts him in hot water with Stark. He gets his suit taken away, and then has to prove himself again.
It’s a great idea for a film. In the MCU, they’re always careful to give very specific arcs to the characters, and in this one, it looks like they’re teaching Peter to rein in his overly-enthusiastic and excitable nature, as it can put others in danger. So, I think the flick will be great, but still can’t decide on my final thoughts of the trailer itself. On the whole, it seems like kind of a step down from the first one, even if the actual footage shown is interesting.
The synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming is below:
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.
What did you think of this latest trailer? Was it exactly what you wanted, or did it reveal a bit more than you had hoped? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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