The film version of Spider-Man has had a colorful past when it comes to the lead actor, as several franchises have. After all, Michael Keaton donned the black cowl in 1989’s Batman (Keaton plays lead villain Vulture in the new Spidey flick) and we’re now on the fifth iteration of the Dark Knight with Ben Affleck. The James Bond series is now on 007 #6, with Daniel Craig currently holding the license to kill. Actor Tobey Maguire kicked things off with his stint as Spider-Man and was succeeded by Andrew Garfield. And now next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming introduces webslinger #3 in the person of young Tom Holland, protege of Tony Stark, who has a side gig as that Iron Man guy.
However, Uproxx notes some Easter eggs that are hiding in plain site in the first trailer. A classroom scene shows portraits of great scientists. Famous names including “Charles Darwin, Galileo Galilei, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Nikola Tesla, and Marie Curie.” Then there’s one Dr. Bruce Banner, who doesn’t happen to be green (or angry) in that portrait. Tony Stark’s late father Howard shows up on a school mural.
There’s a new scene reminiscent of Tobey Maguire’s Spidey stopping the runaway train. And in a shot sure to generate some salacious Twitter Stark snark, Peter Parker is wearing a T-shirt very similar to the one Pepper Potts wore to bed with Stark in Iron Man 3.
Maybe we’ll find out the connection in this movie, or wait for the next chapter in the ongoing series. Nothing like a implied-sex cliffhanger to keep the audience in suspense.
Dorkly.com says the new domestic trailer “has the tone of a John Hughes-esque high school movie,” which is maybe what the franchise needs at this point. Although after looking at the domestic trailer, you may have the inclination that Keaton plays a pretty potent bad guy.
Spider-Man: Homecoming lands at a movie theater near you on July 7, 2017.