Since Spider-Man’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War back in May, fans have been clamoring for a peek at more footage of the web-head in action. Tonight, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the House of Ideas has given us just that with the first trailer for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, with actor Tom Holland reprising his role as the friendly neighborhood hero.
Speaking with USA Today, Holland says that Homecoming is a “character piece,” focusing on how Peter Parker navigates his dual roles of teenager and superhero. This is heartening, as the character has always worked best when depicting how Peter desperately attempts to maintain that balancing act.
And if the trailer is any indication, Marvel and director John Watts want to show a Spider-Man who wants to prove himself, who’s as lovestruck as many kids his age, and who wants to be respected by the adults in his life—such as his benefactor Tony Stark/Iron Man, played once again by Robert Downey, Jr.
However, that’s not to say that Homecoming will be all talking heads and emotional angst. If you’re going to have a Spider-Man film, you have to amp up the action, which looks like we’ll be presented with in spades. From doling out sass and dispensing with bank robbers to combatting the threat of the Vulture (Michael Keaton), Spidey’s got his webbed hands full.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the sixth movie starring the hard-luck hero, with Tobey Maguire playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the first three and Andrew Garfield taking on the role in the Amazing Spider-Man reboot films. However, those movies were produced by Sony alone, while Homecoming will signal the first Spidey film to come out of the character-sharing deal between Marvel Studios and Sony. The agreement, which allowed Spider-Man to appear in Civil War, will give the character to interact with Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the MCU’s stable of heroes and villains.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey, Jr., will hit theaters on July 7th, 2017.
Also be sure to check out this picture released Thursday of an unmasked Tom Holland as Peter Parker staring thoughtfully into the distance. Like a Spider-Man does.