The first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released overnight and so far I’ve watched it 20 times. While we did get a peep at a teaser a few days ago, we’re finally seeing a bit more info on the latest reboot. And being a huge Spider-Man fan, I pretty much geeked at, I imagine a few of you did as well. I’m also happy to see that the film retains the charm and humor that we’ve all come to love about Spider-Man.
A few things jump out from watching the trailer. The most glaring detail is that it feels like the reboot is actually a combination of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales Spider-Man. Fans will recall that Peter was very secretive of his alter ego and no one was able to find out who he was unless he told them or they were damned good.
For Mile Morales, he told his best friend, Ganke. Here in the Homecoming trailer, we’re treated to an additional character who seems to be always around Peter, and someone finds out who Spider-Man is early in the movie. Now I haven’t exactly followed this new reboot as I wanted to be surprised, and I definitely am so far.
Following that, it also looks like they’ve changed Peter’s love interest from Gwen to newcomer Liz Allan.We get a peek at her early on as well. So far both changes are “welcomed”. As a huge Spider-Man fan, how many times we can see a rebooted Spider-Man and how many times do we want to see the same thing over and over?
Lastly, we get to see Michael Keaton’s Vulture in action and damn did he look good. Michael Keaton, a talented actor in his own has filled many roles, including one of a caped crusader, but never one as a villain (that I can recall). It will be interesting to see how he pulls this off, but if anyone can do it, it’s him.
Spider-Man: Homecoming releases in North American theaters on July 7, 2017.