Trailers are a funny thing. Sometimes they can show you a lot without you realizing how much you saw, because you’re hung up on the “Daaaw!” moment of Baby Groot pointing at doomsday buttons. Other times, they can reveal way too much and leave you thinking “Did I basically just see the movie in under three minutes?”
If you’re triggered by spoilers, don’t watch the trailer below. I’ll add some thoughts about it below the embedded video.
- The trailer more or less confirms rumors circulating the last week that at some point arch-villain Tony Stark would be taking away Spider-Man’s snazzy new Stark Spider-suit.
- Ganke Ned is around more; still feels out of place. As I stressed on the podcast, high school age Peter should not have anyone to confide his troubles to or anyone that knows his secret ID. Being “on his own” so to speak at a young age is part of what made him the independent hero he became before Slott & Brand New Day regressed his maturity back to middle school.
- We see what appears to be Liz kissing Peter at *a* homecoming dance. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a swerve that may not even make it into the film. Instead, I have fully subscribed to the theory by Spectacular Mike and Brad that Zendaya is in fact playing Mary Jane (in a “Haha! Gotcha!” moment that will fall flat) and that Sony will double down on it the way they did on their Ghostbusters Twitter account, where they prodded and trolled and stoked the furnace of social justice – for PR that in the end didn’t do a bit of good for that sinking ship.
- One new Aunt May moment, one recycled from the previous trailer
- If Stark takes away the tragically designed Stark Spider-Suit and Peter winds up basically fighting the final villains in Scarlet Spider Hoodie & Sweats, it will be an even worse Spider-fashion mess than the first Andrew Garfield Spider-Man film.
- Oh look! A ship is in danger! Spidey is saving them because Spidey! And… oh wait, no, it’s Iron Man. *sigh*
- It bugs me that Marvel is chaining Spider-Man to Tony Stark; I’ve been vocal about that. But I am wondering now about the fallout and what that would do to him wanting to join the Avengers. Sorry, but I prefer my Spidey tough and independent. It’s always how he’s worked best. Additionally, he doesn’t have to be an Avenger to be in Avengers: Infinity War. The Guardians of the Galaxy are popping up in it and they’re not Avengers; anything’s possible.
- That Michael Keaton tho! He’s easily the strongest and most intriguing part of this whole deal.