‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailers Released

Back in my day, Spider-Man was played by Tobey Maguire, was an aw-shucks style of goofiness, and had an air of comic book goofiness. Not like today, with all this philosophical bs-ing and what not. Also back in my day, Spider-Man was played by Andrew Garfield, and was all sorts of garbage, but gave us Emma Stone being Emma Stone, so I guess it’s not all bad. Now, when I say “back in my day,” I’m referring to literally within the past fifteen years. This is a series that has been rebooted twice. However, I don’t think anyone has been as excited for a Spider-Man reboot as they are for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the character’s return to the Marvel family. And if Captain America: Civil War was any indication, this may be the time they get the character right.

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is trying to balance his life. After assisting the Avengers to help capture Captain America and his forces, he is forced to return to high school, where he is just a nerdy genius trying to get by dealing with bullies, crushes, and general high school shenanigans. However, when a new threat appears in the form of Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture (Michael Keaton, becoming the real Birdman), he is allowed to stretch his legs and his wit as his superhero alter-ego is pushed to new limits and new heights.

This is a great trailer. It’s funny, it’s Hughes-esque, and it’s entertaining as hell. I’ve lost interest in most superhero films from all studios (be they DC, Marvel, and everything in between), but every once in a while, something comes along that catches my eye that makes me excited. Doctor Strange was one of those. Wonder Woman is another. You can bet the prospect of a proper Spider-Man film, done in the style of a high school coming-of-age comedy, is an enticing one. You can watch both the domestic trailer and the International trailer below, and make sure you see the film when it comes out July 7, 2017.

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