Peter Parker Is An Avenger In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' At Least According To The Teen Hero Himself
This is going to be a good year for superhero movies, y'all. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 was recently released, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok both look amazing, and the Marvel Studios take on Peter Parker kinda seems incredible, if I do say so myself. The Spider-Man Homecoming sneak peak at the MTV Movie & TV awards gave us an exclusive clip introduced by Tom Holland and Zendaya. Also, I guess Spider-Man is officially an Avenger now? Teenagers are known to brag...
Not too much is known about Homecoming, except that Tony Stark is in it like, a lot. We know that Michael Keaton is playing the Vulture, in one of my favorite pieces of Marvel casting ever. Uncle Ben is presumably already dead, thank goodness. I've watched Batman's parents die over and over in the past few adaptations, I don't need to see that again with Ben.
A quick TV teaser early on in the show gave us a few new shots of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, including one funny moment involving two little girls camping in the backyard. This sneak peak itself was a full scene involving Star Wars references, a little more insight into Zendaya's character, and proof that yes, Peter still called Iron Man "Mr. Stark," which is completely adorable.
In the scene, Peter is thwarted trying to sneak back into his room by his friend Ned, played by Jacob Balaton. Not only is Ned holding a large lego replica of the Death Star, his reactions to his BFF being "the Spider-Man, from Youtube" are particularly hilarious. Peter's still keeping his vigilante life secret from Aunt May. "If she knew people were trying to kill me every night," he says, "she wouldn't let me do this anymore." Fair. Check out the clip below.
The rest of the clip shows more of Zendaya's awesome, sarcastic character, who is one of the most mysterious parts of the already mysterious plot. She's named Michelle, allegedly. I'm already obsessed with her and Peter's dynamic as classmates and potential friends. From the look of these clips, Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be contemporary, charming, and a whole lot of fun. How can we possibly be expected to wait until July for more?