Spider-Man is getting another reboot!
This version of Spider-Man is actually tied into the whole MCU however. In fact, he has already made his debut during Captain America 3: Avengers Jr. Honestly I’m a little saddened by the third reboot in so many years, especially with how The Amazing Spider-man 2 ended on such a downer cliffhanger. Also, maybe Im just getting old, but this Spider-Man seems really really young.
I do like the little Avengers reference there with the robbers at the start. And to help solidify things from Civil War it seems like there will be a bit of an Iron Man Cameo. SPeaking of that Iron Man Cameo, there’s that awkward hug moment. There was a scene in one of the Iron Man movies where Tony mentions that he doesn’t like to be handed things. I believe there were a few other moments pointing out that Tony doesn’t like close contact, shaking hands etc. I’ve heard this is also a legitimate thing with Robert Downy Jr in general as well as a thing for Tony (now). Which makes the hug moment kind of interesting, since a hug is pretty much the opposite of Tony’s established hang ups.
Also, Tony is clearly taking up the role of the non existent Uncle Ben role, so that pretty much means Tony will get shot by a mugger early on in the film. I’m actually kind of curious if they will bother at all with any sort of “origin”. This Spider-Man is established now from Civil War, the MCU doesn’t really big on going backwards in time at all, and frankly, we’ve seen Peter get bit by a radioactive spider many times now. We get the idea.
Then there is the Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. I really hope there is a Batman and Birdman joke in there somewhere, since it’s so obvious. Vulture seems like a good idea for a villain, he was Spider-man’s original villain in the first issue, he’s small scale enough not to attract the need for larger heroes, and he hasn’t been used yet in any of the previous Spider-Man movies.
Interestingly, no sign of Gwen Stacy or Mary-Jane Watson, or even J. Jameson, at least not in IMDB, though there’s a few people without characters and previous news suggests Zendaya is playing Mary Jane, except she’s listed as Michelle on IMDB. Instead it seems like we’re getting Liz Allen and Betty Brant. Hopefully we can avoid yet another version of the whole Bridge and Gwen neck breaking event from the comics. Oops, spoilers.