Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

How This Spider-Man Movie is Different

Obviously going to Germany is an eye-opening experience for Peter. What is his experience coming back to Queens after having gone and beat up Captain America?

It’s almost like he went to summer camp and now he’s back at school again. Here’s this kid who goes on this adventure with Iron Man and all of the Avengers, and then suddenly he’s stuck on the subway going back to school. It’s a very fun thing to play; that sort of stroppy teenager after having the best time of his life. But there’s definitely light at the end of the tunnel for Peter Parker.

Can you talk about how you see your Peter Parker and compare him to the previous versions? 

That’s a good question. I mean, it’s difficult not to take influence from Tobey and Andrew because they both had such great versions of the character. I think from Tobey I’m taking his sort of less cool side of things, whereas Andrew was very cool and very sort of contained. But then with Andrew, I thought his Spider-Man was fantastic. I thought when he was in that suit; I thought he really came to life, and so there are two things I am taking from both people. For me, it’s just making sure I feel like a kid on set, and really be the kid that everyone wants to be, and just have fun with it, and see a superhero really enjoy having his powers.

Historically, very often Peter resents being Spider-Man. He quits all the time in the comics. What is this Peter’s relationship to being Spider-Man?

I think because, in this movie, you see him learn so much, it changes very drastically halfway through the movie. You see him really enjoying his powers, really getting to grips with what he can do and just experimenting throughout the movie. But then through a turn of events things happen, and it becomes a real serious matter. Then all of a sudden his powers become a bit of a burden, and it’s nice to play those two different feelings towards his powers.

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

Peter Parker’s Relationship with Tony Stark

What can you say about how his relationship with Tony Stark has evolved since Civil War? We learned a little about the story earlier, and we know he pops in a lot through the movie, and Spider-Man sort of trusts him and counts on him, so what can you say about Peter and Tony?

I think we’re seeing the beginning of a sort of father-son relationship. Obviously Tony hasn’t got any kids, and Peter at this point hasn’t got any male figures in his life, so I think there’s a really lovely dynamic that Robert and I are forming. And, no, let me take that back. I think Robert is more like a big brother than he is a father figure because he picks on him and he is down on him quite a lot. But then there is that level of him caring about him like his own, and Robert has really brought something lovely to the character. It’s a very different side of Stark than you’ve ever seen before.

Speaking of Stark, we were just at the studio and saw a bunch of stuff with regards to the plot of the movie, so sort of the relationship with Peter and Stark is a little more down on Spider-Man getting involved. He wants rescue cats out of trees and do fewer lasers. How does Peter respond to that?

I couldn’t answer that because I’d give something away. But that is what I’m talking about where Stark is caring about Peter ’cause he doesn’t feel like he’s ready yet to be an Avenger, and I think he might have thought what happened in Germany was too much for Spider-Man at that time. So he is very persuasive, and he’s constantly trying to get Peter to stay in Queens and save cats out of trees, and stop the burglar, and blah blah blah, and not think of this scale.

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

Aunt May and The Supporting Cast

Can you tell us about Peter’s relationship with Aunt May? She’s obviously much younger now…

I think the relationship between Peter and May is one of my favorites throughout the movie because – oh gosh, I’m going to give so much away, I can’t do that – um, she’s much younger, and she’s full of life. There’s a moment where she drops Peter off to a party, and she’s also going off to a party herself, and they have this sort of friendship between the two of them. And there’s this beautiful scene where something happens, and Peter basically breaks down with May, and then she sort of becomes his mother, and that’s a really nice turning point for Marisa in the movie.

A lot is different in this movie from the previous five, but the thing I am most interested in is that the supporting cast seems bigger. And the other students seem to have more of a role in this film. Can you talk about working with some of the actors, and sort of Peter’s relationship with Ned and Michelle and the rest of the kids?

Yeah, it’s definitely an ensemble piece. The first month of shooting was purely high school stuff, and it was so much fun. And for me, I’ve never really had the opportunity to work with actors of my own age, and so it was really fun just to be on set with those guys, and sort of start these relationships, and then also predict where they’re going to go for the next three movies, er, two movies. And working with Jacob… I mean, Jacob is the man, and he is awesome. Some of the stuff that we’ve come up with and done on set is so funny, and he’s so brilliant. The world is gonna love him – he is fantastic.

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Zendaya as Michelle

Also, we saw the Comic-Con footage, and Michelle, the relationship you two have seems kind of interesting. Can you talk about that? She’s sort of busting your balls a lot, and it seems kind of fun. Can you talk about that relationship?

Yeah, Michelle is a very interesting character. She’s very quiet, and she’s always reading these crazy books, like how to murder someone without no one knowing [laughter] – like Jon has picked the strangest books for her to read. Yeah, we’ll be doing a scene with all of the other cast members, and then she’ll sort of pitch in, and we’ll be like, that was a strange thing to say, and then we’ll continue on with our dialogue. It’s a very fun character, and Z has really brought a lot of herself to the character, and yeah it’s been really fun working with her on set. It’s been really cool.

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New Spidey Tech

What’s your favorite new gizmo that the Spidey suit has?

My favorite gizmo that the suit has… there’s a very funny sequence in the movie because of something he can do with his vision in the suit… he can sort of alter what he sees and how he sees things, and it’s really funny to see. It’s almost like the first time you play a video game and the controls are all funny, and it’s really funny seeing him look like a badass, but inside panic and not know what to do. So without giving anything away, that.

They said that you made the actual liquid for the webbing on set. Did you get to play with it afterward?

No, because as soon as they gave it to me, I dropped it and it smashed everywhere. [laughter]. Literally, it was day one, and this white – it was sort of like this clear liquid, and I pour this yellow liquid into it and mix it, and it would go fluorescent and white and sort of gloopy. And with me, I was like, this is the coolest thing, and then I just smashed it everywhere. So they immediately took it off me, and I wasn’t allowed to play with it anymore.

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