Spider-Man: Homecoming: Watch the first trailer

Video by The Skinny | 09 Dec 2016

Tom Holland’s boy web-swinger teams up with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron-Man in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming

For a while, it felt like the world had had enough of Marvel’s teen superhero Spider-Man. Marc Webb’s attempts to reboot the franchise, with The Amazing Spider-Man and its incoherent sequel, were so bad they left the films’ star, Andrew Garfield, heartbroken. He fared better than the actors who took roles in Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, however, some of whom ended up in hospital. Even worse, they had to sing lyrics by Bono every night.

But, against the odds, we all fell in love with the character again when livewire British actor Tom Holland cameoed as the web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War, at once stealing the film and reminding us how boring the Avengers and their various hangers-on are. Now he has his own movie, and the first trailer dropped last night.

The good news is that this Sony-Marvel crossover, directed by Cop Car helmer Jon Watts, seems to have jettisoned the origin story (we didn’t need to see Spidey get bitten by a radioactive arachnid again) and shows Peter Parker having to balance school life and saving New York.

The trailer doesn’t give too much away, though. We get a couple of glimpses of Michael Keaton as flying villain Vulture, and we see Peter Parker having his secret identity uncovered by his best mate, drooling over the hot girl at school, and having some awkward bonding with Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark. No sign, however, of Little Men star Michael Barbieri, who recently told us he had a role in the film.

Watch the trailer in the player above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is released 7 Jul by Sony