Fans who weren’t in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con last week haven’t seen it yet, but the first footage from Jon Watts’ Spider-Man Homecoming was excellent: it’s got an upbeat, ‘80s high school vibe with one very surprising moment for Peter Parker, which we asked star Tom Holland about.
In the footage, Peter (played by Holland) is in class, but he’s not paying attention. He’s on his laptop watching a YouTube video of himself, as Spider-Man, fighting Giant Man as we saw in Captain America: Civil War. Kind of like this:
After seeing the trailer, it felt like Peter was watching that clip for a more important reason than mere narcissism. So we asked Tom Holland about it.
“That’s an interesting question and I don’t know if I can answer it fully,” the actor told io9. “But it’s like when you go on holiday and you come home, back to school and you’re like ‘Wow, I wish I was on holiday again.’ And that’s all I can say without ruining anything.”
It seems like that one short trip to Germany lit the fire under Parker to continue to suit up and fight. Sort of like it might be a new addition to Spider-Man’s origin story.
Holland also told us that the trailer screened achieved exactly what he and Watts were going for with the movie.
“I remember sitting down with Jon, a year ago, and saying ‘What do you want to make?’” Holland said. “And he told me he wants to make a movie that’s real. About a real high school student and what would he do if he got superpowers? And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing. And I think that trailer really demonstrates Jon’s vision and what it is he wants to create and I behind it 100%.”
Spider-Man Homecoming is currently filming. It’s scheduled for release July 7, 2017.