’Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Photos Prove Peter Parker Is Just Your Typical High School Kid
One of the things that will (hopefully) set Spider-Man: Homecoming apart from Sony’s previous reboot is the stronger emphasis on Peter Parker’s high school experience — something the filmmakers have touted from the beginning with comparisons to the classic teen films of John Hughes. Most of the trailers and photos we’ve seen so far have shown Tom Holland’s protagonist in Spidey-mode, but a new batch of images have surfaced that give us a better look at Peter Parker as a totally normal high school kid.
The latest photos from Marvel and Sony’s collaborative reboot popped up on Twitter, and feature Holland alongside co-stars Zendaya (as Michelle) and Jacob Batalon (as Ned Leeds):
Yup. Completely average and unremarkable high school teen interactions, move along, nothing to see here — certainly no superhero shenanigans!
Here’s the official synopsis (with actual superhero shenanigans):
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The highly-anticipated reboot also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Chris Evans as Captain America, with Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr and Kenneth Choi.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.