Now, with #SonyPictures' upcoming #SpiderManHomecoming crawling ever closer to our screens, it isn't all that surprising that the film's promotional machine has now well and truly kicked into gear. After all, July 7, 2017 isn't that far away at this point, and there are a whole lot of questions that many fans want answered.
Of course, with the film taking place in the #MarvelCinematicUniverse, the vast majority of those questions technically relate more to #RobertDowneyJr's role in the movie, and just what #IronMan is set to get up to, but they're valid questions all the same. Which, of course, makes it all the more intriguing that, from the sounds of it:
We're Set To See A Very Different Tony Stark In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
That, at least, is what Spider-Man: Homecoming director #JonWatts recently argued during an interview with Fandango, responding to a question about whether the film would feature a version of #TonyStark that we hadn't previously seen in a distinctly affirmative fashion:
It's Watts' specific reasoning, though, that's the most intriguing element of that particular line of thought. As he put it:
"You have to think about the implications of what he did in 'Civil War,' which is pluck this 15-year-old kid our of obscurity and bring him to Germany to embark on this insane adventure. And then he just drops him off at the end of it while he continues his part of the story. There’s a lot of repercussions to that. Is it a first step towards Tony as some sort of mentor figure? Is he comfortable with that? Has he ever seen himself as that? Or is he the one who’s needed the mentoring along the way? I think it’s a really interesting facet of Tony Stark’s personality that we get to explore in his relationship with Peter."
Or, in other words? We're either about to see the birth of "Tony Stark: Mentor," or his mirror image, "Tony Stark: Deadbeat Dad." And either one of those is, in fairness, a very different sort of Iron Man to the one we've seen in the #MCU up to this point.
What do you think, though? Which new take on Tony Stark are you hoping to see in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let us know below!