Spider-Man is finally coming home to the MCU in just a few short months in the duly-named Spider-Man: Homecoming, and we’ve been treated to a brand new trailer today to keep our hype senses tingling!
This trailer is definitely an improvement over the above-average-at-best first one, but just as I expressed in my reaction to that first trailer, I’m beginning to worry that Marvel seems to think that the problem with Sony’s Spider-Man movies since Spider-Man 2 is that they didn’t have enough Iron Man in them, because man are they loading up on Tony Stark in this. Iron Man is now responsible for giving Peter his suit, and also taking it away from him as some form of discipline. The new suit also can’t apparently just be a suit, but it now also includes a bunch of extra Stark tech because apparently Spider-Man isn’t good enough on his own. Iron Man is also seen helping Spider-Man with various day-saving activities, because Peter can’t be a hero on his own either.
Now, I’m not saying this is going to break the movie, but I do find it strange and a bit disheartening that Marvel can’t give their (arguably) number one hero his own self-contained story. They either feel the character alone can’t produce a hit film because he’s been tarnished by Spider-Man 3 and the Amazing films (which, okay, good point), or they feel the need to OVER-EMPHASIZE that Spider-Man is now in the Marvel Universe and we’re all too stupid to understand that fact unless Tony and Cap and Hawkeye all show up in some form or another, which is going to get annoying fast when the movie becomes a constant string of “Oh, hey, it’s that thing I remember from Avengers!” or “Look! It’s that guy from Thor!”
My point is this: Guys, it’s Spider-Man. Just let him do his thing. He’ll be fine.
Spider-Man: Iron Man Coming—er, I mean, Spider-Man Homecoming swings into theaters on July 17th.