Can Spidey learn to be a hero on the level of the Avengers? Or will an avian-themed menace cut his career short? Lez find out with the latest of seemingly four hundred superhero trailers!
Can’t believe Michael Keaton may do Vulture justice, and I’m super excited to see Iron Man and Spidey argue all over NYC. Team-ups were a mainstay of Marvel Comics, so every time we get to see heavy hitters share the screen in a non-Avengers film I get a huge case of the warm fuzzies.
The main takeaway for me, however, is how this seems to mirror the early days of Amazing Spider-Man comics. In those first several issues (maybe first few years), Peter Parker looked to the Fantastic Four and Avengers as “real” heroes who never made mistakes. They were idols representing a heroic perfection that reggo student Peter Parker could never achieve.
At least, that’s how Peter sees it. Yes, he barely comes out on top against a new roster of villains just low-key enough to slip past Avengers action, but he does so despite the deck being stacked against him and with a personal life constantly falling apart.
So yeah – the movie seems to channel those ASM vibes. He wants to be a hero, has a mentor to guide him and has his heart in the right place, but he’ll still make mistakes and get in over his head. It’s a great time period for the character and one we’ve never seen on film before. Yes we saw his early Raimi moments and the ASM films retold his origin yet again, but this time Spidey has to play in a world that’s already seen friggin’ Ultron.
Anyway – out in July!