Spider-Man Homecoming trailer: Tom Holland's here as your friendly neighbourhood superhero

FP Staff

Dec 09, 2016 13:47:40 IST

Six movies and three reboots in fifteen years. And don't forget the 1978 masterpiece. Oh, how we love Spider-Man.

Or at least Marvel's finance department do.

Come next year, the world will witness yet another Spider-Man movie. And this time your friendly neighbourhood superhero is all set to be inducted into the big league.

Spider-Man Homecoming trailer: Tom Hollands here as your friendly neighbourhood superhero

Screengrab from the trailer. YouTube

Spider-Man origin story always had a coming-of-age vibe but going by the trailer the studio just dropped, it feels especially strong with one.

Directed by Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car), the latest film will see Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) put on the iconic costume as he begins to navigate his newfound identity as the wall-crawling superhero.

Mentored by none other than Tony Stark/Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr), the young (kid?) Peter Parker can be seen navigating not just the streets of New York and the world of crime, but also the anxieties of a high schooler. And sprinkle that with an existential level anxiety to join the Avengers.

Since being first introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Spidey seems to have got some pretty sweet upgrades, including a new suit which comes off by pressing the spider symbol on his chest and some gravity defining web wings. Praise the lord, those classic web wings.

But with all the cool gear comes equally messed up villains. And it seems like the producers have scored big on that count.

Michael Keaton stars as the winged villain Adrian Toomes aka the Vulture. After the phenomenal success of 2014 Birdman, this seems like a logical next role, handcrafted just for Keaton.

The film will also star Marisa Tomei (as Aunt May),  Jon Favreau (back as Happy Hogan), Jacob Batalon (as Ned Leeds), Laura Harrier (as Liz Allan), Tony Revolori (as Flash Thompson) Donald Glover, Martin Starr, yes, of course, Stan Lee.

Watch the trailer after the jump:

We can't help but notice Watts channelling some Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 vibes in that ship scene.

There is also an international trailer with some extra footage:

So after Raimi's one good and Marc Webb's total disaster of two movies, can Watts finally revive the franchise?

The trailer sure does look promising and faithful to the original telling of the storyline. But when it comes to superhero movies, one should sure be tread carefully.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit the theaters in July 2017.

Updated Date: Dec 09, 2016 13:47:40 IST