Last Thursday night on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, we were given a gift. The gift of Spider-Man!! That's right we were finally able to see parts of next years Spider-Man: Homecoming. My job today is to breakdown some parts of the trailer. Check out the two trailers below. One is the American released version. The other is the shortened International trailer. Feel free to leave you comments and of course hit me up on Twitter @WebHeadNick86 or @Nerd_901. Enjoy the trailers!
Alright. Let's start off with the ATM heist scene. No shock here that Marvel leads with typically Spider-Man humor to grab our attention. This looks like something that would be pulled straight out of the comics. Well, that's because it is! Right out of Ultimate Spider-Man issue #42. The tech the masked criminals are sporting don't seem to be low level weapons. My guess is that Spider-Man villain, The Tinker, is shopping out high end tech to would be bank robbers. I guess the Tinker because we know that Orange Is the New Black cast member, Michael Chernus is cast as the villain.
We skip to Peter and his friend "creepily" gawking over high school hottie, Liz Allen. We get treated with a few scenes with Peter talking to Tony Stark. He gets the rules laid down by his would be father figure. There is some interaction with his high school mate, Ned Leeds, as Peter crawls on the ceiling. This is all a fun montage of what Peter has been doing since we last saw him in Captain America: Civil War. To top it all off the video is scored to MGMT's "Time To Pretend". A fun song that helps carry us through most of the trailer. Fun fact: MGMT has Memphian Andrew VanWyngarden as a founding member. All that being said the fun quickly ends as we are introduced to main bad guy. Michael Kenton as The Vulture.
Man, does Kenton sell this bad guy or what? The line "Don't mess with me, or I will kill you and everyone you love" is heart stopping. It's been since Spider-Man 2's villain Doctor Octopus, that I have been actually scared of the bad guy. Kenton is a fantastic choice for The Vulture. He clearly doesn't give a damn about killing off a high school kid or anyone he knows. As evident where Peter is beaten down on the beach. The Vulture looks back at him as if he is one move away from ending Peter where he lays.
The international trailer is a bit shorter. But, if gives a quick glimpse of Fargo alum, Bokeem Woodbine, as villain, Shocker. Here is where I have a little theory for this particular bad guy. Woodbine seems to be facing off with Peter in the early stages of his Spider-Man career. Evident of the pre-Civil War costume we see Peter sporting. Woodbine is not in the leaked photos of The Shocker costume. In the trailer he only seems to have those power gloves on and that's it. What if Woodbine isn't the true Shocker. What if he is a lackey for….Donald Glover!! We see Glover briefly in the trailers. And currently his identity is still a secret. So, maybe that is how Glover is involved in this movie. Whether I am right or wrong, it will be fun to see how it continues to play out.
Let's talk Spidey suit real quick. This is without a doubt my favorite Spider-Man suit we have seen on the big screen to date. Hell, I even like the pre-Civil War suit. So, what a treat it was to get his updated suit and out of the way during Civil War. This helps move along the storylines. I think going into this movie with the updated costume means we won't have to dabble too much in Peter's past. Another thing we see in the trailers are the web wings under his arms. When I was growing up reading the comics I was never a fan of the web wings. They seemed corny and overselling the whole "spider" thing. In the trailers, it makes it seem like these are only a minor upgrades. It would appear that they won't be shown every time he is on-screen. Ultimately, if they are a constant of the costume I feel like I can get over it. What are little web wings to me, if the movie absolutely kills it!
Overall, I am completely sold on this movie more than ever. Marvel does a fantastic job of not only marketing a Spider-Man movie the way it should be, but selling us on Tom Holland. He truly is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Peter Parker. Not to mention Marvel surrounds Holland with a phenomenal cast. Tapping into Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark to tie in this to the current MCU was brilliant. Add movie vet Michael Kenton to play the ruthless villain, with fresher faces like Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon(Ned Leeds), Laura Harrier(Liz Allen), and Michael Chernus(The Tinker) will surely help round out a cast full of characters we won't stop talking about. Of course this won't be the last trailer that comes out until summer. There isn’t a shadow of doubt we will get a few more. Though, I have to say I don't know how many more I will watch. All I know is I can’t wait for July 7, 2017 to get here. But until then remember friends, with great power comes great responsibility.