James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now in theaters, but we are just a couple months away from the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man: Homecoming, from director Jon Watts, will be swinging into theaters this July — and as part of tonight’s MTV Movie Award festivities, fans were delivered a special preview of the upcoming blockbuster. Check it out!
When it comes to his business as Spider-Man, Peter Parker isn’t big on revealing his identity – fearing that it could wind up hurting the people he loves. In this clip, however, we have a case involving a friend finding out completely by accident. Crawling into his bedroom via his window, Peter does everything he can to not get the attention of his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), but winds up coming face to face with his best friend, Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), who proceeds to shatter the superhero’s LEGO model of the Death Star. As you would expect, this run-in leads to a lot of questions… and it comes together as a fun superhero moment.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, based on a script by Jonathan Goldstein and John Frances Daley, is the first web-slinger solo film set in the same world as the Avengers. Forgoing a retelling of the origin story and set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the movie follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he deals with life as a normal teenager as well as a wall-crawling superhero – and that dynamic is something we’re very excited to see in the new movie. Holland is much younger than both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were when they wore their respective suits, and as such there’s a wonderful opportunity to really take advantage of a more authentic high school atmosphere. This clip gives us high expectations in that arena.
Having Ned know that Peter is Spider-Man offers up a lot of opportunities for comedy – particularly if he just keeps asking question after question about his experiences – but going back to what I was saying earlier, there is a not-to-be-overlooked danger as well. Knowing the identity of Spider-Man is valuable information to a lot of terrible, terrible people, and those terrible, terrible people might do terrible, terrible things to Ned in order to get the name. This isn’t something that will necessarily come up in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it’s certainly easy to believe that it could come up at some point down the line.
We’ll just have to find out when Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives on the big screen – which is actually in exactly two months (July 7th).