Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to feature a scene familiar to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to reports, the upcoming movie starring the popular web-slinger will go back to the grand battle between Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) Chitauri army and the Avengers.
Behind the Scene Heroes
To recall, in the climactic battle between Loki and the Avengers, New York suffered catastrophic damages after the Chitauri forces led by the God of Mischief and Thor’s adopted brother attempted to invade the city. After the superhero fight, someone has to clean things up.
[Warning: Contains Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming]
This is where Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) and the team come in. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the character owns a construction company that cleans up and repairs damages caused by superhero battles. Heroic Hollywood reported that the first scene of the upcoming movie will see Toomes arrive at the Stark Tower to clean up the mess.
However, he soon discovered that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has created a government organization called Damage Control, putting him and his crew out of job. This is how he ended up living a life of crime. He also stole some Chitauri technology that eventually made him a supervillain.
Fast-forward to Captain America: Civil War, the movie shows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) learning that Tony Stark has made him a suit. Then, he takes a private jet (c/o Stark Industries, of course) to Germany where he heads off to fight the Avengers. A replay of the airport battle is shown but in the perspective of Spider-man.
The real story begins in school when Peter has to return to his ordinary life after fighting alongside and against the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. Executive producer Eric Caroll explained that the stark difference between Peter’s superhero adventures and then mundane life is necessary to tell the story.
“After seeing all this amazing, glamorous stuff, boom… hard cut to him back in his cold weather gear,” he stated. “Crammed next to all the other students, riding public transportation to school and we’ll realize that he’s still waiting for his call from Tony.”
The Ordinary Life of the Non-Superheroes
The movie aims to highlight the life of ordinary humans in a world of superheroes. Showing how all these different battles that look cool on-screen, but would be hell in real life will perfectly sum up why people like Adrian Toomes choose the life of crime.
This has the potential to break the cinematic universe’s bad streak of rather boring villains. The Vulture has enough back story to justify his evil act and a depth of character that seems to be missing in a lot of adversaries introduced in the past couple of years.
Moreover, fans will get to see Peter’s life outside of the superhero suit. As he told Tony in the trailer, “I’m nothing without this suit.”
Speaking of Tony, the genius billionaire might have given Peter an upgraded super suit, but he does not seem to trust the young hero. Carroll also revealed (via IGN) that Spider-Man will get his own A.I. assistant similar to J.A.R.V.I.S.
He will be excited to find out that a voice is talking to him through his helmet, but he will soon realize that it restricts his access to some of the functions included in his suit. According to the movie’s executive producer, Tony has installed something called “training wheels” which will prevent him from accessing all of the tech’s weapons. Peter will eventually figure this out and try to crack the childproofing protocol.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will land on the big screen on 6th July.