“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will mark the web-slinger’s first solo film as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie will also see another first as the Marvel Comics salvage company Damage Control will make its big screen debut. In “Homecoming,” Damage Control will be Tony Stark’s newest company — and it will butt heads with Michael Keaton’s Vulture.
When asked about Stark’s new company, director Jon Watts confirmed to Fandango that it is Damage Control. “Yes,” he said. “That’s from the comics.”
On whether Damage Control brings about new possibilities in the MCU, Watts said they just might. “Yeah, possibly,” said Watts. “For me, in thinking about this movie, it just fit in with our overall philosophy with the kind of story we wanted to tell. In the same way that Peter gives us the ground level view of what it’s like to be a 15-year-old kid in a New York City that was almost destroyed by aliens before the Avengers showed up.”
He continued, speaking to Damage Control’s needed role in the MCU. “You also wonder after all those huge messes are made, who’s sent in to clean up? Is it the normal people who would be hired to do something like that? Does it become a government operation? Is it dangerous? What do you do with all the alien body parts that you find? I really like asking those practical questions about this world, and then use that to drive the story.”
Whether or not this version of Damage Control has anything to do with the version that’s being developed as a potential sitcom for ABC remains unknown. A “Damage Control” series was announced as being in development at ABC back in October, but updates about that series have been few and far between.
Directed by Jon Watts (“Clown”), written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (“Vacation”) and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover and many, many others, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.