I don't know. I just don't know.
I've been vocal about the fact that Batman is my favorite superhero, but Spider-Man runs a close second. He's at least my favorite hero in the Marvel universe. That being said, I'm really struggling to get all that excited for Homecoming. Sure, when push comes to shove on July 6th at 7:00 PM, I'll probably be pretty pumped to see what director Jon Watts and Kevin Feige have up their sleeves. But until then, I'm going to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism and there's not a damn thing anyone can do to change my mind. My primary concern lies in the fact that there's a good chance that the presence of Downey will overshadow the entire project, and that's something that I don't really want from a Spider-Man movie. The web-slinger is one of the more iconic characters in pop culture, and although people gave them a lot of flack for it, Sony had the right idea with giving the hero his own cinematic universe. It was incredible to see Peter Parker fighting alongside Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, but I really just want to see a good solo Spidey film. We'll get more of the team-up stuff in Infinity War- for now, can't we just give Spider-Man our full attention?
Other than that, the movie looks solid enough. There are plenty of great actors, the vibe is bright and cheery, and I still dig the high school setting. The first trailer was certainly better, but for casual fans, I don't think that will really matter. Homecoming will still rake in a ton of money this summer, and if there's any lesson that I've learned over the last several years, it's that we should always trust Marvel. Here's hoping for the best.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7.
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