Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres in just under two months (as in, web-swinging, not the other thing), and now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has cleaned critical and monetary house, it’s time for the marketing to ramp up. Chances are you’ve made up your mind about spending money on this, but here are two very different, very enjoyable trailers regardless.
First up, the domestic trailer:
And now the international one:
Whoa! I like ’em. I like how they both feel like they were temp’d to Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” (don’t quote me on that), but more than anything I like the Avengers runoff story they’re selling. In the first one, we see Spidey putting on a suit with its own A.I., kind of like he’s stepping into Stark’s shoes and he’s surprised at how tech’d out they are. He also has a parachute! I like that he looks and feels like an action figure while trying to thwart petty crimes.
In the second trailer, we get our first proper look at Vlogger Spider-Man! That’s another thing I’m a fan of. As a kid in 2017, that’s pretty much exactly what he’d be doing to market himself, or even just to document his life. Even if it’s not for you, you gotta admit: it’s a hell of a lot better than the Snapchat EDM Spider-Man. What’s more, the villains getting their weapons from spare or discarded Avengers gear makes this story feel ancillary to the MCU’s bigger events in a way that works for a young Peter trying to make his way up in the world.
I’ve been in the bag for Spider-Man: Homecoming ever since the last Tony Stark-centric trailer, but these two push my buttons even further. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.