“Do me a favor — can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?” says Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the new trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (watch above). The brash billionaire inventor, who occasionally saves the world as Iron Man, takes a mentor role in this film as he teaches young web-slinger Peter Parker (Tom Holland) a thing or two about heroism.
The principal villain is Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), aka Vulture, who has a super-suit that includes mechanical wings. “The rich and the powerful like Stark, they don’t care about us,” says Toomes. “The world’s changing, boys. It’s time we changed too.” The battle between good and evil includes a showdown on New York’s Staten Island Ferry, which goes dangerously awry as previewed in the new action-packed footage.
Holland made his debut as Spider-Man as a supporting player in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), where Stark recruited him to fight alongside him during an internal battle between the Avengers. Now he’s getting his own stand-alone film, which is the first since Marvel Studios reached a deal with Sony to share the rights to the character; Sony had previously produced “Spider-Man” films starring Tobey Maguire (2002-2007) and Andrew Garfield (2012-2014) that weren’t connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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