We are probably going to be seeing the first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming very soon, but some lucky fans in Brazil got a taste of what's to come. Sony held a panel at the Comic Con Experience 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil, where they showed a brief trailer for the movie. The footage, unfortunately, didn't make its way online, but a description of the footage has and what was revealed is very exciting for longtime Spider-Man fans.
Vice President and Executive Editor for Marvel's digital media team Ryan Penagos was in attendance at the panel and took to his Twitter account to give a good description of what was shown to the audience. According to his report, the footage shows Tom Holland as Spidey talking to Happy Hogan, played by Jon Favreau in the Iron Man series, in a POV style. But the most exciting part has to do with a suit upgrade. As has been rumored for some time, this footage confirmed that the new Spider-Man suit will feature the classic Steve Ditko inspired "web wings." Here is the full description of the footage.
"The Spider-Man Homecoming footage was short but AWESOME. Starts from Spidey's POV, talking with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). There's a case from Tony Stark with an "upgrade" for Spidey. Then we see Spidey leap off a building, open his arms, web wings! There were a few more flashes of shots, but I can't remember. That classic underarm webbing look was just so rad."
The clip was reportedly very brief, but based on the description alone it sounds like Spider-Man: Homecoming could be everything Marvel fans hoped it would be. This, coupled with the footage that was shown over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con, gives a lot of cause for excitement. Aside from the web wings, it is unclear what the "upgrade" Tony Stark gives to Peter Parker in the clip is, but that seems to be something Marvel wants to keep as a surprise. At least for now. Rumor has it that the full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is attached to debut with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story late this month, so we could be seeing some version of this footage in less than two weeks.
Tom Holland made his debut as the new live-action Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War over the summer. There was some fatigue and hesitation about recasting the role yet again after Sony's failed The Amazing Spider-Man franchise reboot. However, his portrayal was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from both fans and critics, even though he was only technically featured in two scenes (not counting the post-credits scene). So expectations are very high for Spider-Man: Homecoming, to say the least. Hopefully, Marvel Studios can deliver on the promise, but a couple of relatively small missteps aside, the studio has a tremendous track record, so it is hard to imagine they will blow it. The description of this footage alone already makes it seem like they understand what they are doing.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming cast includes Oscar nominee Michael Keaton as the villain Vulture as well as Zendaya, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, Angourie Rice, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Tony Revolori, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau. Spider-Man: Homecoming is being directed by Jon Watts and is set for release on July 7, 2017. You can check out the full recap of the presentation from the convention by Ryan Penagos for yourself below.
There's a case from Tony Stark with an "upgrade" for Spidey. Then we see Spidey leap off a building, open his arms, web wings! #ccxp2016 2/?— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) December 2, 2016