Hooray! We finally get a Spiderman movie that has Marvel involved. Being a Marvel Studios advocate this was a happy development since I never bothered to watched the first reboot of the Spiderman franchise (both of them).
Continuing from the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
Above is the summary of what to expect but this reboot of Spiderman sees the omission of Mary Kate from the story line, being replaced by Liz Allan as Peter’s love interest (with uncertain ties to Flash Thompson). The creators have tried to do a modern revamp or overall of the characters as Liz Allan is now an African-American and Flash Thompson is no longer physically imposing but a rich smug kid.
There also has been talk about instead of doing an Iron Man 4 movie Tony Stark’s character will just “impose itself” in other Marvel Cinematic Universe films. This may be true since the last Iron Man film was four years ago. Tony Stark’s inclusion in this film is to continue the mentor-protege relationship that we first saw in Civil War. Here is what the director Jon Watts had to say about Tony Starks inclusion.
You have to think about the implications of what he did in Civil War, which is to pluck this 15-year-old kid out of obscurity and bring him to Germany to embark on this insane adventure. And then he just drops him off at the end of it while he continues his part of the story. There’s a lot of repercussions to that. Is it the first step towards Tony as some sort of mentor figure? Is he comfortable with that? Has he ever seen himself as that? Or is he the one who’s needed the mentoring along the way? I think it’s a really interesting facet of Tony Stark’s personality that we get to explore in his relationship with Peter. – Jon Watts
Oh, before I forget, Spiderman gets a sidekick in this reboot. His name is Ned (whether pun is intended or nah I’ll leave that up to you).
Spiderman: Homecoming hits cinema screens on 7 July 2017 while a sequel is scheduled for a 2019 release.