Film powerhouse Sony is coming under a backlash from Marvel fans for what is being termed as a spoiler-laden 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer. Sony just released the upcoming film's second trailer and it has garnered likes and disapprovals in equal measure. Fans who like having prior knowledge of a film's plot are apparently happy about the new trailer. However, fans who shun prior storyline knowledge aren't pleased with the way the new trailer is revealing many details about the oncoming movie. A section of these fans is even warning other fans not to view the latest trailer so as to avoid disappointment while watching the movie.
Back in 2013, while Tom Holland was promoting his upcoming film, was asked by a reporter what kind of role he might want to try next. When Holland replied, saying a project with action and humor would be of interest to him, the reporter asked if he would ever like to play a superhero. 'Maybe Spider-Man, in ten years time," he answered. Tom Holland is the youngest actor (at 19) to be cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Is 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer really webbed with spoilers?
Yes, the new 160-second long Spider-Man trailer has a lot of spoilers inside it. The trailer seemingly reveals a lot of important details about the upcoming superhero film's storyline. Furthermore, it reveals all these details in a chronological order. This makes it is for a fan to put two and two together and know how the new Spider-Man story unfolds.
Spider-Man's second officially trailer deviates from the path that is usually taken by superhero film trailers. Most such trailers usually don't go into much details about the actual film. They are usually structured to elicit fans' interest in the new film while at the same time keeping them guessing the storyline. In addition, superhero trailers also never show important film details in a chronological order as is the case with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming's' second trailer.
Details about the new 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer
The new trailer mainly highlights the relationship between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and his young protégé Spider-Man aka Peter Parker (Tom Holland). In the new trailer, Parker returns home after being a part of the Avengers universe. The young superstar is excited at the thought of becoming Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Stark (Iron Man) is all this time keeping an eye on Parker. He gives him advice on concerning his ambitions and tries to keep him level-headed.
This is the first time, that a 'Spider-Man' movie will include another superhero character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was rumored that Tom Holland had screen tested with both Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) before receiving the role
Stark tries to dissuade Parker from fighting big-time villains but his young protégé is determined to go on fighting crime. He eventually draws Vulture (Michael Keaton)'s attention. The battle between Vulture and Parker almost generates a tragic result, that of an entire ferry's passengers drowning. This prompts Stark to take his suit away from Parker. The suit had been designed by Iron Man in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Michael Keaton and Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017)
With Stark's suit taken away from him, Parker has to make his own suit. The end of the trailer shows Parker fighting Vulture on top of a plane in New York as he puts on a makeshift suit. A section of fans believes this to be the upcoming superhero film's finale. It's this aircraft fight scene which is believed to be the film's climactic end and other details which make the new trailer appear to be spoiler-filled.
Unlike previous film's, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is not a traditional origin story. It only attempts to explain Spider-Man's origin by explaining his relationship with his friend from his school days.
The upcoming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' film is set for release in July this year. Fans should expect some epic action from Spider-Man going by the details of the second teaser trailer.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016, but Sony announced in summer 2014 that they had pushed the movie back to 2017 in order to release the Sinister Six movie, which was scheduled to premiere on November 11, 2016