The New TV Spot and Poster for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Showcases the Movie's Real Hero: Tony Stark

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:54AM
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:54AM
The New TV Spot and Poster for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Showcases the Movie's Real Hero: Tony Stark
Image credit: Sony Pictures
We like to imagine that there is a room in the Sony headquarters plastered with hundreds of negative fan reactions to the previous Spider-Man films, with a tiny shrine in the center devoted to Tony Stark. It sure seems like they're leaning pretty heavily on Robert Downey Jr. for this new movie, almost to the point that he's begun to upstage Tom Holland's Spider-Man. The new TV spot lends more credence to that feeling—check it out:



Now, we'll admit that Spider-Man and Iron Man's relationship has been a significant part of the comics, with Tony and Peter's mutual love for science bringing them together (remember, Peter Parker is generally portrayed as a genius in the comics). We'll also grant that Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is a much more beloved figure in the MCU at this point—hell, it's Robert Downey Jr.—but there comes a point where things get a little ridiculous. Like when Tony Stark's face gets more real estate than any other person on the Spider-Man poster:



Some people have decided that it'd be more fitting at this point to go all-in and make this poster:



As we've said before, Sony's thinking seems to be that they need to go over the top to reassure people that this will not be another failed Spider-Man franchise—even if it means revealing most of the plot and a good chunk of the movie in trailers. Tony Stark's outsized presence may also be a kind of crutch to lend the reboot some of that sweet MCU credibility. At the same time, however, we admit that the dynamic between Tony and Peter is interesting: Peter's looking for a father figure, and the hedonistic, self-centered Tony is probably the last person you'd expect to be a responsible adult role model. Their previous team-up in Civil War also gives the pairing some legitimacy, since it seems this relationship is more than just a gimmick.

We're looking forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming. It looks fun and cheeky, and it seems like it knows what it wants to be. Also, they've already made that mini Spider-Drone that detaches from Parker's suit and flies around—how cool is that?



Spider-Man: Homecoming hits US theaters on July 7th.
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