The first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming was shown during the film’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend.
Though the teaser clip has yet to make its way online, fans and journalists who attended the panel are reporting that it was mainly set in high school and had a tone reminiscent of classic John Hughes movies like Weird Science and Pretty In Pink. The film’s director, John Watts, said during the panel: “It’s a straight up high school movie. It’s about a 15 year old kid. This is the ground level of the Marvel Universe,”
“We know what it’s like to be a playboy billionaire [and] a Norse God,” he continued. “And now we’ll know what it’s like to have just gone through puberty.”
IGN reports that the film’s depiction of high school is “racially mixed” and “feels much more 21st century New York City than previous versions”.
The footage shown at Comic-Con also features the first glimpse of a new character played by Zendaya who appears to be a potential love interest for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. “My character is super dry and awkward,” Zendaya said during the panel, according to MTV. “It’s great because it’s who I am in real life, so I don’t feel like I have to act too much.”
British actor Tom Holland made his debut as the iconic webslinger in this year’s Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a joint production between Sony and Marvel Studios, the third cinematic iteration of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but the first to tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.