Everyone knows the origin of Spider-Man by now. We've seen it performed by Tobey Maguire, and in case you missed it, by Andrew Garfield. Spider-Man: Homecoming is supposed to skip the overdone genesis, and cut straight to the webbed heart of Peter Parker, now played by Tom Holland. Besides, audiences have already been introduced to the Spider-boy in Captain America: Civil War. We've seen Peter fight amongst other superheroes in Civil War, but does Spider-Man: Homecoming feature any of the Avengers?
Sort of. We see bank-robbers dressed as Avengers in the beginning of the trailer, but we're probably not going to see any real ones other than Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man. The cheap, dollar-store masks are a cute touch to the film, and foreshadow that Spidey will be playing with the big boys in due time. The final shot of the trailer confirms this notion, as Spider-Man is shown swinging alongside a fully-suited, flying Tony Stark.
Spider-Man: Homecoming focuses on the trials and tribulations Peter faces as a teen. His adolescent eyes are fixed on a girl named Liz, and his heart set on saving the world. Fortunately for Peter, he has a "genius, playboy, billionaire, philanthropist" for a mentor. And when Tony takes Peter under his wing, Parker becomes more determined than ever to serve mankind. Speaking of wings, the trailer shows the web wing upgrade Stark gave Tony in an earlier teaser. The wings may be a new feature to the Spidey suit seen in films, but actually date back to the original 1962 Marvel comics.
Tony gifts Peter more than just technological advances in the teaser, he provides some sound advice. Iron Man may not have any children, but he easily treats Peter like his own son. In the trailer, we get a look at what parenting style Tony would take if he ever fathered some iron babies. With his arm on Parker's shoulder, the billionaire warns the budding superhero to "forget the flying monster guy [because] there are people who handle these sort of things." Even though the advice aggravates Peter, Tony's words are only showing that he cares for the kid, and doesn't want to see Peter put in harm's way, at least not until he's ready.
The audience can tell how much Tony cares, but he cloaks his fondness for Peter. In a car scene in the trailer, Tony appears to give his mentee a hug, but then states "That's not a hug, I'm just grabbing the door for you."
Perhaps the connection he forges with Peter is his way of making up for the bond he missed out on with his father. Either way, it's really pleasant, and comedic, to see a semi-nurturing side from the brainiac. It would be great to see more sarcastic father/son moments, like this one, shine throughout the flick.