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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer 2 offers closer look at Michael Keaton’s Vulture

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Tom Holland stars in this trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming," hitting theaters on July 7. (Credit: Marvel Entertainment)

The second trailer for the upcoming reboot “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiered online Tuesday, adding story details as well as giving more texture to the movie’s supervillain, the Vulture, played by Michael Keaton.

Following the first full-length trailer released in December, the new clip from Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures concentrates less on Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as high school student and more on him as well-meaning but perhaps disastrously inexperienced fledgling superhero.

The core theme appears when Parker, having gotten in over his head despite the advice of his patron, billionaire Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and nearly causing a calamity, is told he must turn in his high-tech Spider-Man suit. “I’m nothing without this suit!” Parker protests.

“If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it,” Stark responds. Subsequent shots include Parker in a makeshift costume, trying heroically to redeem himself though again having chosen not to follow Stark’s advice.

Less momentously, the trailer shows Parker in an alley suiting up, with a new “vacuum-seal” take on how one gets quickly into a superhero costume.

Keaton’s Vulture — who wears a flying armored suit technologically not unlike Iron Man’s — adds to the cold menace he exhibited in the first trailer, in which he told Peter, “Don’t mess with me. ’Cause I’ll kill you and everybody you love.” While that moment is repeated here, we also see Keaton’s character — electronics engineer Adrian Toomes in the Marvel comic books — explaining, “The rich and the powerful, like Stark — they don’t care about us” and “I want you to understand: I’ll do anything to protect my family.”

The movie, directed by Jon Watts and also starring Marisa Tomei and Zendaya, is scheduled for release July 7. It follows the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy by director Sam Raimi and the 2012-2014 pair of Spider-Man movies by director Marc Webb.


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