Spider-Man: Homecoming will be Peter Parker's first solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn't mean there won't be any direct ties to other corners of this gigantic franchise. Robbert Downey Jr. is reprising Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, and it was confirmed last week that Jon Favreau will return to play Stark's buddy/former bodyguard Happy Hogan. Now a new picture suggests that the Web-Slinger may be taking a trip to where the Avengers are stationed.
Tom Holland posted this photo on Instagram earlier today of him at the Porsche U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia with his friends Harrison Osterfield and Jacob Batalon, the latter of whom plays Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming. At first, this may just look like a couple of guys visiting a cool location, but it's important to know that the Porsche headquarters also doubled as the New Avengers facility in Captain America: Civil War. Since Spider-Man: Homecoming is still in the middle of principal photography and is also nestled in Georgia, perhaps there are some key scenes being shot at the Porsche headquarters involving Peter visiting where the Avengers call home. On the other hand, this could still just be an innocent trip, but it may be a while until we get a clear answer one way or the other.
Earth's Mightiest Heroes were originally set up at Stark Tower in New York, but following Ultron's reign of terror in Avengers: Age of Ultron, they decided to move to a new facility in New York. In Ant-Man, Scott Lang was sent by Hank Pym to retrieve some technology hidden in an old Stark Industries warehouse, but what they didn't know what that the warehouse was located right next to the newly-built New Avengers facility. Scott was soon discovered by Falcon, leading to a fight between the two of them on the property. The New Avengers facility was seen again in Captain America: Civil War, though because of the movie's events, the number of occupants has significantly decreased.
Because Tony Stark and Peter Parker built a rapport in Captain America: Civil War, not many people were surprised when the former was added to Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, if the Porsche headquarters are indeed serving as the New Avengers facility, it could offer a clue of how Tony is involved. Spider-Man has a lot on his plate in this story battling Vulture, Tinkerer and Shocker, so at some point, maybe he becomes overwhelmed or needs Tony's help solving a problem, resulting in him either traveling to the base on his own or Tony taking him there. This could also mean other Avengers will cameo, though we're happy enough just to see more of the Tony/Peter dynamic.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
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