Tom Holland made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War. Even though he was only technically in two scenes (one being the massive airport battle scene) he made a very big impact on fans, so there is a lot of anticipation heading into his first solo movie in the MCU. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to come out next year and Marvel is going to be giving us a prelude comic to help give some background on the character.
MCU Exchange uncovered a listing on Amazon for the comic, which is titled Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude. This is a strategy that Marvel recently implemented with Doctor Strange, releasing a two-issue prelude comic book as well as a digital issue that explored Mads Mikkelsen's villain Kaecilius. Here is what the Amazon listing had to say about the comic, which is set for release on June 20.
"You adored his introduction in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, you can't wait for his Hollywood Homecoming - now really get to know the Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this prelude to his big-screen solo adventure! By day, young Peter Parker attends high school and lives with his Aunt May. By night, he fights crime with wall-crawling powers and web-swinging tech - and he's destined to one day have an amazing, spectacular, sensational reputation as his neighborhood's friendly hero! Join Marvel's Spider-Man as he makes his first tentative web-swings towards a blockbuster future!"
At the moment there is no writer or artist listed for the comic, but Marvel will likely enlist some top-tier talent to tackle the book, since Spider-Man is such a crucial character and he is finally able to join his fellow Avengers on screen. The listing also states that the book will collect two separate issues, so it seems like the Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude will be very similar to what the publisher did with Doctor Strange. Spider-Man is a much more well-known character than Doctor Strange, but hopefully this book will help fill in some of his backstory in terms of how it fits in with the rest of the MCU.
We don't know much about the movie, but we do know that Spider-Man: Homecoming is taking place mostly in a high school setting, and that the cast is absolutely massive. Michael Keaton will be playing the presumed primary villain as Vulture, with Bokeem Woodbine also set to play Shocker. They will be joined by Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Martin Starr, Angourie Rice, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Hannibal Buress and Tony Revolori, who will be playing Flash Thompson. Robert Downey Jr. is also set to appear as Tony Stark, but maybe not Iron Man, as he is reportedly taking on more of a mentor's role in the movie. There have also been rumors that Scarlett Johansson may appear as Black Widow and it has been confirmed that Jon Favreau will reprise his role as Happy Hogan.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts, whose previous credits include Cop Car and the horror flick Clown. You can preorder the Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude Comic right now on Amazon. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for release on July 7, 2017.