In the latest poster for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which appeared on the film’s official Twitter account, Spidey lounges just across the river from Avengers Tower — but that’s not all. Web Head is also rocking a bright yellow jacket over his signature red-and-blue costume.
Notably, the jacket bears a logo on it. The logo is a white atom on a blue field, with some text around it. Unfortunately, the text is too small to read, which opens it up to speculation. The jacket looks like a blazer, which may mean that it’s related to some sort of school activity; perhaps it even signifies the lab where Peter was bitten by the radioactive spider that gave him his powers.
On the other hand, the jacket could indicate the inclusion of any other number of Spider-Man hallmarks. For instance, the logo could represent Horizon Labs, where Peter Parker worked before developing his own company in the comics. It could also signify Alchemax, the evil corporation from “Spider-Man 2099” that got its start in Peter’s present day. After all, Liz Allan — who runs Allan Company, the business that becomes Alchemax in the comics — features as a love interest in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Further, Peter will be working with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark throughout the film. Since Tony is well aware of the fact that Peter is Spider-Man, he may have invited Peter into a special Stark Industries program for students. Seeing as Avengers Tower looms in the background, it’s well within the realm of possibility that Stark’s influence on Peter will be evident over the course of the film.
On Twitter, the poster came paired with the caption “Homework can wait. The city can’t.” This may mean that Peter will find it difficult to strike a balance between being Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man on top of his day-to-day life — a classic Spider-Man trope.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” follows the events of “Captain America: Civil War.” The film, described as “a coming-of-age story,” finds Peter attending his high school for gifted kids, trying to impress his new benefactor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and also dealing with a pesky arch enemy, the Vulture (Michael Keaton).
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.
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