‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Skips Backstory, Finds Peter Parker Struggling After ‘Civil War’

Further details regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming, the hugely anticipated blockbuster that will see Peter Parker getting his own origin story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after debuting in Captain America: Civil War, have emerged.

In fact, during a USA Today piece on Spider-Man: Homecoming that was published on Thursday to coincide with the first trailer for the blockbuster, it was announced that the film is going to skip the backstory for Peter Parker. This is understandable as this is the third time we’re seeing a new Peter Parker in 15 years, with Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield portraying the character in 2002’s Spider-Man and 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Moviegoers probably get the gist by now.

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Further details regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming were revealed by co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, who confessed that the film would see Peter Parker struggling to return to his life in high school following his exploits in Captain America: Civil War. For those of you that didn’t see the blockbuster from earlier this summer, in Civil War, Tony Stark recruited Peter Parker to aid him in his battle against Captain America.

But it turns out that after these antics, Spider-Man can’t quite find the motivation to be at his best when in school. Carroll explained to USA Today,”He literally just went to Europe with the coolest clique of them all. And now he’s back with the academic decathlon and the mathletes and going, ‘What am I doing here?'”

Tom Holland, who is portraying Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, confessed that the version of the superhero you’ll see in the blockbuster is far from the “finished article,” as the English actor added, “He really does learn and he makes massive mistakes. It’s nice to see a kid do that and then try to rectify those mistakes.”

Holland also spoke about Homecoming’s villain, Vulture, who is just an average Joe known as Adrian Toomes and will be portrayed by Michael Keaton. Tom Holland noted,” It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too.”

Even though we’ve only seen Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in full swing for a small amount of time, we already know that his version of the superhero is going to be decked out in some rather nifty, high-tech gear.

That’s because we’ve seen billionaire superhero Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr) assist his younger, poorer peer in Captain America: Civil War, providing him with a new outfit and even a gizmo for his wrist, too, which possesses the Spider-Signal.

The tease for Spider-Man: Homecoming’s trailer also proved that Iron Man isn’t quite done with his protege yet, as he continues to provide gifts for Peter Parker. The clip showed Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Iron Man’s chauffeur, ushering Peter Parker towards a suitcase packed with new technology, while we even get to see Spider-Man flinging himself into the sky courtesy of the Spider-wings.

Spider-Man's wings in Homecoming
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But Kevin Feige has now admitted that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the arsenal of weaponry that Spider-Man will have at his disposal.

Marvel’s head honcho made this admission while also talking to USA Today, confessing that the outfit that Peter Parker wears in Homecoming and wore in Civil War “can do a lot more than he even realizes right now.” Feige then added that in Homecoming, Peter Parker has to try and come to grips with the gadgets that Tony Stark has put in the costume, remarking, “You begin to see just how much Tony Stark loves bells and whistles.”

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