The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released two nights ago, and fans are still re-watching it over and over again in the hopes to find more easter eggs that connect to the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One moment in the trailer that fans immediately recognize was when we see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in class, not paying attention to the lecture but rather staring at a screen in which footage from the airport battle from Captain America: Civil War was shown. Interestingly enough, this clip as well as the presence of his mentor turned father figure, Tony Stark weren’t the only major connections to Civil War.
A Reddit user posted two images highlighting a particular injury that Tony sustained during his first hand-on-hand battle with Bucky Barnes in Civil War. We see again during his first scene in the trailer with Peter that he is wearing sunglasses that obscure the blemish – signaling that the film does in fact take place quite close to the events of Civil War. You can see the images right here.
As cool as it is to see that Robert Downey Jr. has a presence in Spider-Man: Homecoming as a mentor to Peter, I hope he isn’t in the film as much as the trailer teases that he is. This film needs to focus on the coming-of-age aspect and showcase what it is like to be a teenager trying to juggle all these responsibilities on top of being a superhero as well. But either way, seeing their infectious interaction continuing from Civil War is encouraging.
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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.