‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reminded Robert Downey Jr. Of ‘Iron Man’

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' star Robert Downey Jr. explains why working on the film reminded him of his experience working on 'Iron Man'.

Peter Parker will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Homecoming and in case the marketing campaign for the film hadn’t tipped you off, Tony Stark/Iron Man will be making an appearance as well. On a featurette that aired on the Disney Channel, Robert Downey Jr. discussed his experience working on the highly anticipated film and explained why it reminded him of his time working on the first Iron Man film.

“Being back with Tom Holland and Jon Favreau, it’s just crazy and it reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience.”

Downey Jr. added that while Tony may be a significant figure in the MCU, he is there to be a supporting player for Peter Parker.

“It’s a straight forward Spider-Man movie. There’s always opportunities for heavy-hitters dropping in to kind of support him.”

You can watch the segment below!

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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.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: Disney Channel

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