Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Unpacks Spider-Suit's New Gadgets


The newest trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" debuted lots of new footage of Tom Holland as everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He's the third actor to take up the role of Peter Parker on the big screen, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holland and director Jon Watts revealed what makes Holland's version different from his predecessors and where the idea of Spidey's new tech gear originated.

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When asked how he'd describe his Peter Parker, Holland said he's "different to the previous two. I felt very strongly about the question about what would happen if you gave a 15-year-old super powers. I think the answer would be he would have the time of his life. Yes, he would probably stop crime, but have so much fun doing it. We really tried to convey that he's enjoying his superpowers. More often than not in superhero movies, the powers are a burden to the superhero but in our case, they're the complete opposite."

The teaser video that was released before the new trailer showed a spider-drone that flies off of Spider-Man's chest emblem. Watts clarified that new piece of tech, saying it's not much of a departure for the hero.

"There's a precedent for it in the comic books because Tony Stark builds Peter a new suit," said Watts. "Tony Stark is a very bells and whistles kind of guy. We had that set up in 'Civil War.' That was one of the fun brainstorm meetings: What could be in that suit? We made a list of all the neat things that Tony would put in there for Peter to discover or keep him safe. At one point, we just realized 'what if that little spider could crawl out and move around and do surveillance?'"

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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