Spider-Man is finally under the Marvel Studios umbrella, and the iconic hero looks like an actual teenager for the first time in a long time. And, as we can see in a new image of Tom Holland as the rebooted Peter Parker in this summer’s “Spider- Man: Homecoming,” it looks like the young hero couldn’t be happier.
In the photo, debuting via Empire, Peter appears to be testing out his new Spidey abilities. Whether he’s leaping into battle or just trying to make it to home room, however, only time will tell.
After debuting in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War”, the latest iteration of Spider- Man is indeed going back to his adolescent roots. “We’ve seen the billionaire. We’ve seen the god. We’ve seen the soldier. Now we get to see the kid,” Holland said.
The differentiation in tone can only help. As we’re all aware, this is the third cinematic version of Spider- Man in 15 years, but now that it’s in Marvel Studios’ aggressively capable hands (not just Sony’s), a lighter and more humanized Spidey is expected. “We’re not making the sixth Spider-Man movie,” said producer Eric Hauserman Carroll. “We’re making the first Peter Parker movie.”
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, and many more, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.