Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer: An Exhaustive Frame-By-Frame Breakdown
On Tuesday, the second Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer hit the internet, giving us a new look at Peter Parker and his web-slinging world. After an eventful trip to Germany during Captain America: Civil War, Peter (Tom Holland) is back in Queens, attending school, hanging out with his friends, and trying to establish himself as a real-life superhero. He’s still got the high-tech suit given to him by Tony Stark (a returning Robert Downey Jr.), and he’s been spending his time chasing down local bad guys and showing off his aerial skills for some Queens subway commuters.
The trailer kicks off with Peter changing into the Spidey suit in an alley — where he presses a button to make the baggy suit suction to his body. So THAT’S how he gets in and out of his skintight suit so quickly. Because as anyone who’s ever tried to put on tights quickly can tell you, it is not easy.
Peter is eager to get his official Avengers membership card as soon as possible, but his mentor/idol/billionaire benefactor Tony Stark tells him to slow down a little bit. After all, he’s still in high school. “Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?” Tony asks him. And he does! For a little while, at least. Apparently, that involves crashing pool parties and zipping around Queens with Iron Man. It’s not quite being a member of the Avengers, but it’s not too shabby, either.
It isn’t long before Peter’s classmate and BFF Ned (Jacob Batalon) discovers that Peter has a spidery secret, and he starts peppering Peter with questions. “Can you summon an army of spiders?” he asks. Really, Ned? Is that the most useful superpower you can think of?
Even superheroes have to endure gym class. Back at school, Peter and Ned have to sit through a video about “Captain America’s Fitness Challenge,” which, to be fair, sounds a lot cooler than the pacer test. While their antisocial classmate Michelle (played by Zendaya) reads W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage in the background, Ned asks Peter, “Do you know him, too?” “I stole his shield,” Peter whispers back.
That being said, Cap isn’t exactly the ideal role model for young, impressionable schoolchildren. When we left him at the end of Civil War, he was on the run as an international fugitive. Also, Cap definitely bulked up not by hitting the gym but by participating in an experimental drug program. Kids, don’t do drugs — except for performance-enhancing drugs that give you superpowers to help fight Nazis. Those are okay.
Behind the Mask
Peter even lets Ned try on the Spidey suit itself — and play around with what looks like some super cool Stark tech. It's good to be BFFs with Spider-Man.
We get another sense of what Stark's high-powered suit can do in this shot of Spider-Man climbing the Washington Monument in D.C. The logo on the front of his costume transforms into a tiny, mobile drone. Apparently, having an eccentric billionaire genius like Tony Stark as your surrogate father/mentor has its perks.
A New Nemesis
It isn't long, however, before Spider-Man finds himself facing off against a new foe — a foe who has a bone to pick with his mentor, Iron Man. Michael Keaton stars as one of Spidey's iconic opponents from the comics: the Vulture, a.k.a. Adrian Toomes. Keaton has described the Vulture as a blue-collar salvage worker who's been tasked with cleaning up after all those Manhattan superhero battles that keep happening thanks to the Avengers. He's been scavenging high-tech equipment for a while now and using it to build formidable weapons of his own. We know that Tony Stark's done something to interfere in his business, and Toomes is out for revenge. But how did he get his hands on Tony's mask...?
I'm on a Boat
Peter decides that this can not stand, so he decides to take on "the flying monster guy" and his goons on his own — by confronting him on the Staten Island Ferry. We saw glimpses of this Staten Island showdown in the first trailer, but here, we get a little more context. "The illegal weapons ferry was at 2:30," Peter says as he nonchalantly beats up some bad guys. "You missed it."
Spider-Man is more than a match for your run-of-the-mill evil henchmen, but the Vulture proves to be a far more formidable foe. Not only is he equipped with some enormous wings, some scary talons, and a distinctly creepy face mask, but he's got some sort of massive purple laser gun, which can easily blow a hole in a ferry. Unsurprisingly, he does just that.
Iron Man to the Rescue
The first trailer gave us that gorgeous shot of Spider-Man desperately trying to hold the ferry together with webbing, but here, we see that he has to get a little help from Iron Man to keep things together. If Spider-Man wants to prove himself as a capable superhero, it's not a good look to need other heroes to come rescue him.
After the ferry incident, the two heroes have a heart-to-heart on a roof, where Tony scolds Peter for his recklessness. "I was just trying to be like you," Peter says. "I wanted you to be better," Tony replies. Cold.
To make matters worse, Tony demands that Peter give him his suit back. It's like he's grounded, except instead of taking away computer privileges, Tony takes away his high-tech, superpowered hero privileges.
A Fiery Face-Off
But it turns out that the Vulture couldn't care less whether or not Spider-Man is grounded. He's still got havoc to wreak and hell to raise, culminating in what looks like a dramatic showdown at Coney Island.
A Shocking Surprise
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Bokeem Woodbine and Michael Chernus are playing the Shocker and the Tinkerer, respectively — lower-level members of the Vulture's crew. Here, we see the Shocker living up to his name, by using a high-powered electric weapon to smash Spider-Man into some school buses.
Taking to the Sky
The trailer ends with Spidey and the Vulture boarding a plane — literally. In his homemade suit, Peter chases the Vulture into the air and onto the back of a moving plane, where he comes dangerously close to a fiery turbine. As bad-guy battles go, that's about as intense as it gets.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7. Watch the full trailer here.