Comics/Graphic Novels

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

Hattie Kennedy

Staff Writer

Hattie is a comics scholar and obsessive reader from Brighton(ish) but living in Glasgow, Scotland where she is working towards a PhD in Canadian Studies, more specifically about Québécois comics and politics. Mostly she reads comics about other peoples’ lives because she’s nosy like that. She is an enthusiastic, if not experienced, seamstress and could win Olympic Gold Medals if only Procrasti-Sewing and Procrasti-Baking were recognised sports. A not insignificant percentage of her free time is spent worrying about whether her cats like her as much as she likes them. She is resident Quebec Comics Monkey over at Graphixia where she likes to lay claim to being more Canadian than she really is. Twitter: @HattieK

Hattie Kennedy

Staff Writer

Hattie is a comics scholar and obsessive reader from Brighton(ish) but living in Glasgow, Scotland where she is working towards a PhD in Canadian Studies, more specifically about Québécois comics and politics. Mostly she reads comics about other peoples’ lives because she’s nosy like that. She is an enthusiastic, if not experienced, seamstress and could win Olympic Gold Medals if only Procrasti-Sewing and Procrasti-Baking were recognised sports. A not insignificant percentage of her free time is spent worrying about whether her cats like her as much as she likes them. She is resident Quebec Comics Monkey over at Graphixia where she likes to lay claim to being more Canadian than she really is. Twitter: @HattieK

Despite having been burnt time and time again by disappointing Spider-Man movies, I have to confess that I just watched the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming and I am definitely feeling more than a twinge of excitement.

I really enjoyed the brief introduction we had to Tom Holland’s Spidey in Captain America: Civil War and it looks like rebooting this character so that he sits squarely within the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have been a very good idea indeed.

The trailer is action-packed, funny, gives us a closer look at Michael Keaton’s Vulture and I think I can even forgive it being a little exposition heavy because I am so hopeful of the fact that it bodes well for the film itself.  It is good to see Spider-Man being played by someone closer in age to the character himself, and the dynamic between Spidey and Tony Stark promises to be an engaging source of conflict and motivation for the would-be superhero.


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