Marvel just wrapped up its Comic-Con presentation to great applause, and while we’ll have recaps of the panels for you later tonight, the official Spider-Man: Homecoming Twitter released the first piece of concept art from the wall-crawler’s upcoming film. The footage that was shown ended with the Vulture, and this concept art gives Spidey’s nemesis a nice close-up as we see him do battle with the web-head:
While it’s not surprising that the Vulture’s outfit is technologically advanced (I don’t think anyone expected something that looked more in line with the comics), it’s still a neat look, and I love the little details like the talon boots and propellers inside of the wings.
What’s more exciting is what the Vulture offers as a potential villain from a set piece perspective. We’ve gotten hints of aerial battles in the Spider-Man movies before, but it always felt a little forced. There should be something graceful, fluid, and more organic to the story now that they’re using Vulture as the villain, and I’m eager to see how this character comes alive.
As for Spidey’s suit, it’s pretty similar to what we saw in Captain America: Civil War, and I’m totally fine with that. It gives this Spider-Man his own identity rather than trying to push him to mimic past Spider-Man outfits. Hopefully we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg in Civil War when it comes to Spider-Man’s moves, and director Jon Watts is going to take the character to the next level.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7, 2017 and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Abraham Attah, Martin Starr, Tony Revolori, Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, and Angourie Rice. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation) wrote the script.
For more on Spider-Man: Homecoming, click on the links below:
- ‘Spider-Man’ Swings into Action in New ‘Homecoming’ Set Video
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Suited-Up Tom Holland Shows Off Web Shooters
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘The Nice Guys’ Breakout Angourie Rice
- ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Universe and Marvel Partnership Defined by Sony’s Tom Rothman
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds Hannibal Buress and ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Star Abraham Attah