Here’s what we’d like to see from Iron Man in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’


July is only a few months away, and you know what that means: every day is a step closer to the release date of Spider-Man: Homecoming. (Can you hear my excitement from here?)

Of course there are still big questions about the movie, especially since the only trailer was released in December. Even just watching the trailer, there’s one thing that’s very clear: there’s a lot of Tony Stark. So what can we expect to see from Tony interacting with Peter Parker? Let’s dive in.

Spider-Man swinging

The trailer

From what we see in the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, Tony is a sort of mentor for Peter as he figures out how to be a superhero like the Avengers. Tony tries to give him some advice and help him out, but this apparently leads to Peter getting frustrated. As Peter begins to face his first major enemy, he has to juggle school life and his Spider-Man life. And, of course, at the very end of the trailer we see an awesome snippet of Iron Man and Spider-Man rocketing through the New York sky. Epic.

What to expect

From what we’ve seen in both Captain America: Civil War and the trailer for Homecoming, Tony Stark is Peter’s mentor. What exactly Tony does as his mentor (besides giving confusing advice) is still potentially up in the air at this point.

In Civil War, Tony upgrades Peter’s homemade suit and takes him along to fight against Cap. Both characters are science lovers, so it seems natural to assume that we might see another suit upgrade. If not, we know for sure that at some point Peter will be at Avengers headquarters. I need a science montage, Sony.

Bill Nye science gif

Tony’s main role is likely just helping Peter figure out exactly how to be a superhero. However, as Tony states in the international trailer, Spider-Man is not an Avenger. (But there’s speculation that this scene happens the night of the airport battle in Civil War. So Tony might end up changing his mind.)

Once Peter faces the Vulture, things will probably get out of hand quickly, and he’ll go to Tony for help. But as we’ve seen, Tony isn’t too sure about letting Peter do things himself. Of course, Peter will probably try anyway… and that could lead to an awesome climax where both Iron Man and Spider-Man fight the Vulture.

Also, Tony had a bit of a thing for Aunt May in Civil War. Will that go anywhere? I sure hope so.

All this plus the fact that I honestly can’t wait to see the two heroes trading funny lines. Give me alllllll the sarcasm and jokes.

Too much Tony?

Sure, Spider-Man: Homecoming looks amazing. I’m already dying to see it. But some fans have sensed a problem: there was a lot of Tony Stark in the trailer. While Robert Downey Jr.’s character is cool, smart, and funny in his own right, many people worry he might overshadow the titular character. Others are stoked he’s appearing as much as he is, considering he’s a huge part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fingers crossed that Marvel and Sony strike a perfect balance between the two.

In any case, I’ll be sitting here impatiently waiting for the second trailer to be released. July cannot come soon enough.

What do you think could happen with Iron Man in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’? How much Tony Stark should there be? Tweet us at @PureFandom and let us know!

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Claire Cicero

Claire Cicero is a college student and an aspiring entertainment journalist. Writing about things she loves makes her happier than Dean Winchester when he sees pie or Deadpool when he sees chimichangas (so, a lot). You can find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, scrolling through Marvel news, and waiting impatiently for the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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