One of the biggest selling points for Spider-Man: Homecoming is the fact that Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man will be in the movie being a mentor to Peter Parker/Spider-Man. It looks like a really unique and interesting approach to these characters. Director Jon Watts spoke to Fandango about how their relationship is going to play out in the movie.
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“You have to think about the implications of what he did in Civil War, which is pluck this 15-year-old kid our of obscurity and bring him to Germany to embark on this insane adventure,” said Watts. “And then he just drops him off at the end of it while he continues his part of the story. There’s a lot of repercussions to that. Is it a first step towards Tony as some sort of mentor figure? Is he comfortable with that? Has he ever seen himself as that? Or is he the one who’s needed the mentoring along the way? I think it’s a really interesting facet of Tony Stark’s personality that we get to explore in his relationship with Peter.”
It is a crazy that a billionaire just shows up in Queens to take a high schooler to Germany for the weekend, and then drops him back home with a new suit. What if he didn’t get his homework done?
It definitely looks like Tony taking on a teacher/fatherly role, while Peter is just trying to be an Avenger and save the world. The dynamic between these two looks like it’s going to be the highlight of the movie. Peter is definitely going to learn a thing or two from Stark, but Stark might unexpectedly learn something from the web-slinger. Spider-Man is famous for being a down to Earth hero, who deals with everyday problems. It looks like this movie will explore that, while also having Spidey in a student role dealing with those problems.
One of the best quotes from the trailer was when Tony admitted that he wants Spider-Man to be better than Iron Man. It’s clear that Stark sees something special Spider-Man, and wants the best out of him.
Spider-Man: Homecoming releases July 7, 2017.