‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Everything We Learned From the First Four Minutes
With the world gearing up for the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’re scrambling to get our hands on any last-minute details. And thanks to the power of the internet, something juicy has cropped up.
A new video shares the first few minutes of the film, through the eyes of young Peter Parker himself. There’s quite a bit to unpack here, so let’s break down all of the new info we’ve gathered about the new web-slinger.
Peter is camera-savvy
Almost the entire clip is Peter’s own camera phone footage, documenting how he came to assist Tony Stark and company in Captain America: Civil War. This is sort of an updated take on Peter’s photography skills as we’ve seen them in previous iterations. He turns the camera on himself often, but also gives us a taste of what the world looks like through his eager teenage eyes.
Happy is along for the ride
Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s right-hand man, is Peter’s (begrudging) guide on his journey. Played by Jon Favreau, who also directed the first two Iron Man films, Happy chauffeurs Peter to the airport, rides with him on the Stark Industries private jet, and even occupies the hotel room next door. Though he probably won’t stick around for most of the film, it was a fun surprise to see Happy for a few moments.
They’re sticking to Peter’s roots
This was alluded to in Civil War, but Peter Parker is to Queens as Daredevil is to Hell’s Kitchen. When asked by Happy if it’s his first time in a private plane, Peter replies incredulously, “it’s my first time on any plane.”
Though Queens, New York isn’t exactly the low-income borough it once was, the location is still central to telling Peter’s story.
Peter wasn’t exactly briefed on the situation
As he tells the camera in a voice-over depicting tourist attractions in the city, “no one has actually told [him] why [he’s] in Berlin.” All he knows is “something about Captain America going crazy.”
This doesn’t exactly tell us anything new for Homecoming, but it does paint a picture of where the character’s head space is coming into his solo flick. In one trailer he says, “I just gotta do this on my own,” which is possibly a reaction to feeling on the outs and wanting to maintain control of his own superhero identity.
We see his first reaction to his new suit
In his hotel room, we see Peter gearing up in his homemade Spider-Man costume. Happy then directs him to a shiny, silver case, within which lies a “minor upgrade” from Tony. Peter, of course, geeks out, and dons the impressive suit we see him in from then on.
He was even filming during the airport battle
In true nerd fashion, Peter never stops recording, even while he fights. We see the airport battle from his perspective, including the moment when Ant-Man becomes Giant-Man. Afterward, Peter is riding an adrenaline rush and continues to describe to the camera everything that wasn’t caught on film.
He’s still working to earn his place on the team
Always full of questions, Peter asks Tony upon arrival back in New York if he’s an Avenger now. Tony remains reserved, telling his protegee to hold tight, and that they’ll be in touch when another mission arises.
Because the film likely won’t preface any events within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, any subsequent appearances from Tony after this moment will probably be in a strictly mentorship capacity.