Ahead of tonight’s trailer debut, Sony and Marvel have unveiled the first official image from Spider-Man: Homecoming. While we’ve certainly seen plenty of Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man in both Captain America: Civil War and the bevy of set photos that surfaced during production, we actually haven’t yet seen an official image from the new movie—until now. It’s not crazy revealing as we just see Holland’s Peter Parker standing atop a train, unmasked, but it does give us a nice look at the full suit. Indeed, while Spidey appeared in Civil War, most of his role was CG via motion-capture. So with tonight’s trailer, we’ll hopefully get to see plenty of Spider-Man in action with Holland actually in the suit.
USA Today has the photo debut as well as some quotes teasing the plot of the film. We know it’s not an origin story and very much focuses on the daily high school life of Peter Parker (with John Hughes vibes aplenty), and co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll explains that at the beginning of the film, Parker’s experiencing a bit of whiplash:
“He literally just went to Europe with the coolest clique of them all, and now he’s back with the academic decathalon and the mathletes and going, ‘What am I doing here?’”
The USA Today story teases that Parker is not only juggling a coming-of-age story, but also trying to impress his “new benefactor” Tony Stark, which is how Robert Downey Jr. figures into the plot. As we saw in the trailer teaser, Stark provides Spidey with some suit upgrades, although his new status as an Avenger Adjacent isn’t without its stumbles. Holland explains:
“This is really a movie where Spider-Man’s not the finished article. He really does learn and he makes massive mistakes. It’s nice to see a kid do that and then try to rectify those mistakes.”
As for the film’s villain, Vulture, played by Michael Keaton, Holland teased that since the film is so focused on Peter Parker being a regular guy, they paired him up with an antagonist who’s not some supervillain with crazy powers:
“The first time we see the Vulture is terrifying. It’s like a horror movie: really scary, very intense and shocking… It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too.”
We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect when the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer premieres tonight during Jimmy Kimmel Live! Stay up late, kids.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.