Even though Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first film in the second reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, that doesn't mean that this will be a solo Spider-Man film. In fact, fans will see two Avengers in Spider-Man: Homecoming: Tony Stark and Captain America. Of course, their appearance may leave fans wondering just how prominently these Avengers figure into the next adventure for Peter Parker and whether or not they'll be stealing the limelight from their younger superhero friend.
The emphasis on the fact that Peter Parker is still very much a teenager in high school in this movie is only amplified with the appearance of Tony Stark and Captain America. Both of the older Avengers appear as more instructive figures, albeit in different ways, to Peter. Considering how they're woven into the Spider-Man: Homecoming narrative this time around, the implication here is also that Peter is in desperate need of some guidance, whether he wants it or not.
Where Tony is concerned, he acts as a mentor and part-time sidekick to Peter as he battles The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This may be because The Vulture has a strong connection with both Tony Stark and Peter. To Tony and Peter, The Vulture – whose real name is Adrian Toomes — is an average joe who wants to use some of the leftover tools from previous Avengers battles to fight back against one percent-ers like Tony.
The Cap's appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming is decidedly more twee in comparison to Tony. Captain America shows up in a series of videos ostensibly shown in schools across America on a variety of topics. One of the videos is shown in Peter's gym class and show Captain America speaking about the "Captain America Fitness Challenge." Another video is shown to Peter and his fellow classmates in detention and will most likely show Captain America giving the kids a stern talking-to about staying out of trouble.
It's definitely interesting — and a heck of a lot of fun — to see the Avengers being woven into the world of Spider-Man. It's a first for the web-slinger's solo movies, but hopefully it becomes the rule, not the exception.