'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Will Feature A Teen Hero, and That's Important

Teen hijinks and school responsibilities set Tom Holland apart from the MCU.

Tom Holland was announced as our latest Spider-Man over the summer. It’s a role that every third-most-attractiveactor will get to play at some point in their lives, considering the wild number of reboots and sequels, and Holland’s debut is coming during Captain America: Civil War wherein we know he totally steals Cap’s big manly shield — and then narrows his eyes through his costume, somehow. Then, he gets his own film in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Speaking with Kevin Feige at the Captain America: Civil War junket, he told Slashfilm why it was important to show Spider-Man as a kid:

“We wanted to show a much younger Spidey, in contrast to our other heroes, a Spidey who ��� as was he was in the early �����60s, when he was first created in the Marvel bullpen ��� was totally different from the Marvel heroes. The other heroes don’t have to worry about homework. They don’t have to worry about being home at a certain time. That’s what makes Spider-Man Spider-Man. We also wanted to let audiences know he’s already Spider-Man; he’s been Spider-Man for a little while when we meet him. There wasn’t the expectation we’d tell an origin. I think everybody in the world already knows.”

There’s something very cool about this angle, and maybe it’s okay that at least one member of the MCU has a bed-time and girl problems that don’t involve assassins. We hope that the title of the film refers to the school dance Spidey needs to secure a date for.

Spider-Man: Homecoming recently cast actress and singer Zendaya as Michelle, a character whose purpose in the film is currently unknown. Zendaya will star opposite Holland and Marisa Tomei in the reboot. The film opens in theaters July 7th, 2017.

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