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How ‘SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING’ Begins and Ties in the MCU

April 4, 2017


While Marvel Entertainment is gearing up to continue to expand their Cinematic Universe with the upcoming SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, the film brings Tom Holland reprising his role after making his appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year. How does the film begin? Well it goes all the way back to Phase 1 of the MCU.

Spider-Man: Homecoming begins just after the conclusion of 2012’s The Avengers, as the clean-up of the Battle of New York has begun.

Executive Producer Eric Carroll said:

“All the other movies so far, take place in this weird penthouse level. Where you’ve met this alien royalty, and Tony Stark, who very literally lives in a penthouse. [Spider-Man] is a guy who grew up in a world where all these characters are real. Seeing it from the ground, what is that like? How is that different?”

The film begins in the shadow of Stark Tower, now with its trademark “A” still hanging on. Michael Keaton’s Toomes has arrived with his team to begin the clean-up process, a nice little contract he’s picked up for his salvage business, only to be stopped by the Department of Damage Control, who are taking over the clean up and send Toomes away.

From then, things jump into the middle of Civil War, just after Tony Stark has recruited Peter to his side of the fight. A montage will show Peter’s exploits in leaving New York, riding on a private jet to Germany, and taking place in the big airport fight. In case you were wondering what he did after that, he hanged around in Europe as he explores the world in his brand-new Spider-Man suit.

Carroll said:

“It’s kind of the first time you get to see this tone. We’re really excited about that, and we think is fun.”

Then, back to reality, kid!

Carroll adds:

“After seeing all this amazing, glamorous stuff… Boom… hard cut to him back in his cold weather gear. Riding the subway to school. Crammed next to all the other students, riding public transportation to school and we’ll realize that he’s still waiting for his call from Tony.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.

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