Wait, Does Part Of Spider-Man: Homecoming Take Place During Captain America: Civil War?

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As it the norm nowadays with the release of major blockbuster trailers, Marvel released a quick teaser this morning for the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, which will premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night. Even though the trailer teaser only lasted 15 seconds, Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan and Spidey's "web wings" were enough to whet our appetites until the big preview comes out Thursday evening. While most of Peter Parker's first solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will take place some time after Captain America: Civil War, upon closer look at this teaser, it now looks like at least part of the movie will look back at previously unseen events during the third Captain America installment.

At first glance, the way this Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer teaser is cut makes it look like Peter Parker is chatting with Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's longtime bodyguard and friend, during the present day, i.e. while they're in Washington D.C. Hogan gives Peter the upgraded costume and the teen takes it for a spin around the United States' capitol, eventually arriving at the Washington Monument to show off his web wings to the crowd on the ground. However, there are two key things that disprove that. First off, the costume that Peter is wearing when he's recording the cell phone footage isn't his familiar Spider-Man suit, but something homemade/store-bought. Take a look at the image below for reference.

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See, he's wearing a red and blue hooded or non-hooded sweatshirt, and in another shot, his boots have look rougher and cheaper. But wait, there's more. When Peter goes to open the case that Tony Stark left for him, there's an over-sized web-shooter on his arm.

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That is much bigger than the web-shooters Spidey used against Captain America and the other anti-registration heroes. Those two elements point towards that particular Spider-Man: Homecoming scene taking place before the airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. We saw Tony Stark convince Peter Parker to join his team of pro-registration heroes, and the next time we see the Web-Slinger, he's wearing the upgraded suit Tony designed for him. Now we'll see what happened in between the Queens and Berlin scenes.

Peter will travel to Europe to take part in the conflict, but he'll be wearing the homemade outfit that he's donned for his crimefighting escapades in New York. Fortunately, Tony "The Iron Man" Stark has things more technologically impressive for him to put on, from a mask that tracks his eye movements to smaller web-shooters. It's a good thing Happy Hogan points out the costume upgrade to Peter in that hotel room, otherwise he would have fought Steve Rogers, a fellow New Yorker and all-American icon, in his "onesie."

Of course, that was just the start of Peter's Spider-arsenal improvements. In the Captain America: Civil War end-credits scene, Peter discovered that Tony Stark had installed some extra features into his web-shooter, including the Spider-Signal. And as this trailer teaser confirmed, the Spider-suit will be outfitted with web wings in Spider-Man: Homecoming, adapting yet another classic Wall-Crawler costume element for the big screen. With Robert Downey Jr. also reprising Stark in the 2017 blockbuster, no doubt there are more goodies on the way. It pays to have a billionaire tech industrialist as your mentor!

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Adam Holmes
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