In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker ((Tom Holland) strives to join the Avengers as one of the most popular characters in comic book history takes his rightful place as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
FILM: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
CAST: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton
DIRECTOR: Jon Watts
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. Peter may be young, with the everyday pressures of any teenager, but his moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.
Tom Holland, who plays the web-slinger, adds that before Peter can join his heroes, he has a host of challenges to face. “Peter goes from having the time of his life battling with the Avengers in ‘Civil War’ to suddenly being back to riding the subway to school. He feels like he’s got nothing to do,” explains Holland. “Tony Stark has assigned him to be the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, which means helping get cats out of trees, helping old ladies across the street and stopping petty thieves – nothing too hairy. But then Spider-Man stumbles across high-tech weapons, which leads him down a path of learning and mastering his new abilities and powers.”
And if Peter is going to prove himself worthy of being an Avenger, he will have to face a mentor like no other. “Tony Stark has taken a continued interest in Peter Parker,” says Robert Downey Jr. “He’s helping him up his game with a new suit and tech. But he’s kind of keeping a real close eye on him and making sure that he’s worthy of being a potential recruit for the Avengers.”