Spider-Man: Homecoming brought a lot to the table, from a terrific Peter Parker in Tom Holland to Michael Keaton’s Vulture, one of the best villains in the MCU. It's being hailed as the best Spidey flick since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 — and it introduces a lot of new elements that we’ve never seen in any of the Spider-Man movies … until now.
Note: heavy spoilers follow for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
1. The Way Peter Swings Around Queens
We've seen Spider-Man swing around Manhattan skyscrapers over and over, but in Spider-Man: Homecoming we see him trying to make his way around a suburbia-esque neighborhood of Queens. Peter has to find a different means of transportation, from riding on top of a train, a car, and even hoofing it himself. There’s a hilarious moment in the movie when his webbing doesn’t latch onto anything and he must run across a golf course with no extra help.
2. Peter’s High-Tech Suit
Spidey’s suit was made by Tony Stark in the MCU, so it's not mere spandex this time. New features include tracking devices, interrogation mode, and a personal A.I. voiced by Jennifer Connelly. Much like J.A.R.V.I.S. with Tony, "Karen" helps Peter out in his time of trouble.
3. He Actually Seems Like A Real Teenager
Tom Holland is the perfect actor to portray a student in high school. When Tobey Maguire was Spider-Man, he was in his late twenties; the same goes for Andrew Garfield. But when this new incarnation of Spider-Man was cast, Holland was a mere 19 years old — which is why some uncomfortable viewers are googling his age.
At times, Spider-Man: Homecoming also feels like a high school drama. There are plenty of scenes of Peter taking classes, eating in the cafeteria, going to gym class and watching PSAs from #CaptainAmerica. Feige has confirmed that the rest of Spider-Man's MCU solo films will be set in high school.
4. Peter Is REALLY Bad At Keeping His Identity Secret
Peter Parker has always kept his superhero identity a big secret from just about every person he’s met. In the two previous iterations of Spider-Man, it took the supporting characters a long time to figure it out. However, in Homecoming it's known to Tony Stark, Peter's best friend Ned Leeds, Adrian Toomes a.k.a. the Vulture, and (thanks to the hilarious final scene) Aunt May. It’ll be interesting to see how many more people learn of Peter's identity in the future of the MCU.
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