Nerds were blown away on Dec. 8 when the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released. The trailer looked like any other typical sneak peak for a Spider-Man movie until Tony Stark appeared. Many might be surprised to see Iron Man in a Spider-Man movie, not only because Robert Downey Jr.’s contract only obligates him to play Iron Man in the Infinity War movies, but also because Spider-Man is owned by Sony, and Iron Man is owned by Marvel.
A long time ago back in the early 2000s, when Marvel was still starting out in the movie business, the company was running out of money because it couldn’t make any good films. To make money the company started selling off some of the characters, like the X-Men and Spider-Man. Spider-Man ended up in the hands of Sony, but recently, it has not been doing so great with its movies.
Marvel has since grown into a huge industry once it got its footing with Iron Man. It wanted to use Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War because in the comic books, Spider-Man had a big part to play. In return for lending Marvel Spider-Man, Sony gets help from Marvel in making a Spider-Man movie and it also gets to use Iron Man. Trades like this have been made in other instances between Marvel and Fox, and it seems to be working out for the companies.
Another big face in the trailer was The Vulture, a long time Spider-Man villain. The bad bird was hinted at near the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in the basement of Oscorp, but no one expected him to be brought onto the big screen, since a lot of easter eggs don’t usually get acted upon. Sony has wanted to use The Vulture for some time now. But now his time to stretch his wings and soar onto the big screen has arrived.
Everyone expects Mary Jane to be the big love interest in the upcoming movie, but it was revealed the character’s name is Michele Gonzalez, a past love interest. Looks like they are going real old school with this movie, scheduled to open on July 7.
Fun Fact: There is more than one color of Kryptonite. Along with the well-known green k that weakens Superman, there are also red, blue, gold, silver, orange, pink, and periwinkle. Each color has a different effect on Superman. For example, pink kryponite turns him gay!