Potential SPOILERS, depending on your level of spoilage. Proceed at your own risk.
Chances are you’ve seen CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR already and chances are you enjoyed the hell out of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Hopefully you did, as Holland will again reprise the dual role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, the characters first solo venture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is currently set for release on July 7th, 2017.
Now, before I get into the scoop info, let’s recap what we already know about the film. It’s directed by Jon Watts with a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Watts’ last film, COP CAR, was an indie hit that helped grab the attention of the Marvel brass. Of course, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING stars Tom Holland as the titular character and is joined so far by Marisa Tomei as Hot Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man/Tony Stark, Tony Revolori as Manuel, and Zendaya as Michelle.
Now that we’re all caught up, let’s get into the scoopage. Of course this info could be considered spoilery, so proceed at your own discretion, although none of it is really plot related, so there’s no story spoilers here.
Okay, good. So, you’ll recall the rumor that The Vulture would appear in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING and that talks with Michael Keaton to play the character eventually fell through. Well, we can confirm that not only is The Vulture in the film, but he is, in fact, the main villain. But, he’s not the only bad guy in the mix. The Vulture will be aided by none other than The Tinkerer, who will help him build his suit with recovered Chitauri tech from the Battle of New York.
And speaking of suits…Although we’ve already seen Spider-Man’s new duds in CIVIL WAR, there will be some upgrades for HOMECOMING. We already know that Tony Stark will feature in the film and it appears he’ll be in more of a mentor role than anything, while supplying him with modifications to his suit. What kind of modifications? Well, if you stuck it out for the end credits of Civil War you got to see Peter Parker discover Stark’s costume Easter Egg for the web shooters that also featured Spidey’s signature signal light. Well, it looks like we’ll be seeing more old-school signature Spidey features, as Stark will also be supplying the classic Web Wings from the comics that will be able to deploy as needed. So, it appears Spider-Man is going back to his Stan Lee/Steve Ditko roots and that is pretty badass.
So, that’s what we have! The Vulture! The Tinkerer! Spider-Wings! Oh my! With the promise shown in CIVIL WAR, I can’t wait to see Marvel bring the MCU version of Spidey to the big screen in a solo venture. The more we see and learn, the more my anticipation grows. Let us know what you think about these new developments in the comments below and join us at JoBlo.com for all your movie news, scoops, trailers, featuerettes and more!