With James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 making tons of money while receiving critical acclaim, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three continues to enthrall fans. The next installment in the MCU is a similarly exciting one, as Spider-Man: Homecoming will flesh out the world of Tom Holland's Peter Parker and make him a more prominent character in the shared universe. In addition to Homecoming's world building, MCU fans are thrilled to see favorites like Tony Stark and Happy Hogan join the project alongside new characters. And now Robert Downey Jr. himself has revealed what the early reception for the film has been like.

Robert Downey Jr. recently did a FB Live session, where he got a bit chatty regarding his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It's here where RDJ spoke to how the earliest screenings went, saying:

This Homecoming thing turned out very well... People have been starting early screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and they say it's absolutely a 10 out of 10. I certainly enjoyed participating in it, and I think this will be one of the big summer hits. Anyway, these L.A. premieres are usually pretty fun.

Well, this certainly sounds promising. While Robert Downey Jr. likely wouldn't advertise any poor reception for the film, it's nice to know that the first audiences who are seeing Spider-Man: Homecoming are pleased. Now we just have to wait another month or so for Peter Parker's first solo film to hit theaters. And what a long month it will be.

Tony reprimanding Peter in Homecoming

Early positive buzz for Homecoming shouldn't be a total shocker, as the film has quite a lot going for it. The cast is top notch, Tom Holland is once again thoroughly delightful as Spider-Man, and Iron Man is even a major character. The early trailers and posters (well, most of the posters) also tease a lighter tone for the film, as the MCU's teenage population will be represented for the first time. Homecoming will show how regular folks cope with living in an extraordinary world, which should help audiences connect with the movie.

If Spider-Man: Homecoming ends up being another box office success for the MCU, perhaps we'll be able to see future installments feature more crossovers. Thor: Ragnarok will bring Hulk along for the journey, but the majority of solo films don't contain major members of the Avengers. But RDJ's involvement in Homecoming will probably attract more casual audience members, while also validating the hardcore fandom that has been seeing MCU films for a decade. The juxtaposition between Tony and Peter will presumably make for a delightful on screen dynamic, while we'll hopefully also see the duo team up against villains like Shocker and Vulture as well.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will arrive in theaters on July 7, 2017. In the mean time, check out our full 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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