For nearly a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed without one of its biggest heroes, Spider-Man. However, the Webslinger (Tom Holland) finally made an appearance when swung into Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s ready to venture off in his own standalone film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
And just to be sure that you are ready, Marvel has dropped a 22-minute special called “A Fan’s Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In it, Holland and his co-star Zendaya take us through Spider-Man’s evolution within the MCU and the new adventures he will go on in his own film. Check it out below.
The special aired exclusively on Disney XD, so you can expect this to be targeted towards a certain younger demographic. However, if you are interested in the brand new footage, then you should watch this special. Of course, as with all material containing new footage, you can expect to see some spoilers.
But for the non-spoilerly things, you can expect to see Holland and Zendaya talk about their characters, their relationships in and out of high school, and being a superhero. Michael Keaton talks about his part in the franchise as Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, and how he brings a different kind of villainy to the MCU. While the film is a bit of an Iron Man reunion of sorts for Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, as the two cheerfully talk about what their characters do in the film. Plus, director Jon Watts and producer Kevin Feige explain why they are not treating Spider-Man: Homecoming as an origins story and using it to expand the MCU by taking Spidey outside of NYC.
Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori also star.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.