‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Villains and Costume Upgrades Revealed

By May 20, 2016

After making his grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans’ excitement for Spider-Man: Homecoming has also increased ten fold in the weeks since the film’s release. With Tom Holland set to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, in addition to Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, and more – the film has already started to differentiate itself from the previous Spider-Man films in some pretty big ways.

Now, Michael Keaton is currently in talks to play the film’s lead, mystery villain, and it looks like thanks to a new report, we may not only know who Keaton could be playing, but also another iconic villain set to be featured in the film and some of its ties into the previous outings in the MCU.

JoBlo is reporting that keeping in line with previous reports, The Vulture will indeed be the main villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that he also gets a little help building his iconic flight suit from none other than The Tinkerer, who constructs it in the film from – get this – leftover tech from the Chitauri invasion at the end of 2012’s The Avengers.

In addition, the report states that Tony Stark will be acting as a mentor to Peter Parker in the film more than anything else, while also supplying him with cool new upgrades for his suit (like in Civil War) along the way, which will apparently include the iconic web wings from the comics that will be ready to deploy when needed. When Kevin Feige said that they were going to be taking the character back to his roots, it looks like he meant it.

Now, remember to take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being since nothing is official yet. But assuming it is… please excuse me while I go dance in excitement over the idea of web wings in a Spider-Man movie. I never thought this day would come.

Holland’s interpretation of the character has been welcomed with some serious critical-acclaim over the past few weeks as well, and it’s for reasons just like this. The attention to detail and faithfulness to the character in the comics helped to make this particular version of Peter Parker really stand out, and it’s even just little things like knowing how much making him stay in High School, rather than graduate right away, can help the character.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theatres on July 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable