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Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 superhero film directed by Jon Watts, and the sixteenth entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Homecoming marks Spider-Man's second MCU appearance and second Continuity Reboot of the Spider-Man films, after his debut in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. In a first for the MCU, Homecoming is a co-production between Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony's Columbia Pictures division. Following his "field trip" battling the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, New York City native Peter Parker continues trying to juggle his dual life as an Ordinary High-School Student at Midtown School of Science and Technology, and the crime-fighting hero Spider-Man. Now Peter must navigate impressing his new benefactor Tony Stark, getting ready for his high school's homecoming dance, catching bank robbers, finishing his homework on time, rescuing people from building fires, and learning how to talk to girls. Peter's greatest challenge lies in stopping a sinister criminal ring using an experimental flight suit and other high tech equipment to terrorize the city, despite Tony's concerns that he's too young to be putting himself in harm's way.

Spider-Man will return in Avengers: Infinity War.

Tropes used in Spider-Man: Homecoming include:
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Vulture was never a pushover in the comics but he was definitely not high up on Spidey's list of rogues. This Vulture uses Powered Armor reverse engineered from Chitauri technology that can tank steel and concrete like it's tissue paper. 
    • In the sense of intelligence, a lot of characters, most notably Flash Thompson. In the comics, Midtown High was just a standard New York high school, but here it's a school for geniuses. That said, Flash, while more intelligent than his comic self, is on the low end of the spectrum and mainly got in due to his parents' money. In terms of physique, he gets the opposite treatment
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • One thing that both this movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse agree on is giving this to Aaron Davis, who in the comics couldn't care less for Miles. Arguably, MCU Aaron has more of it than Into the Spider-Verse Aaron, since there's no indication that MCU Aaron is the Prowler (he IS depicted as a criminal, but only out of necessity, while Into the Spider-Verse Aaron showed no remorse about working for the Kingpin).
    • Liz Allan was an Alpha Bitch in the comics.
  • Advertised Extra: Critical as Tony Stark is to the plot, he appears for less than 15 minutes.
  • Age Lift:
    • Tinkerer was an old man in the comics.
    • Same with Aunt May.
    • And Vulture.
    • Ned Leeds is made into a teenager because of the whole "Ganke in everything but name".
  • Big Bad: The Vulture is the main villain Spider-Man has to take on, whereas the Shocker is his second-in-command and The Tinkerer is simply the man who arms the two.
  • Big Good: Tony fucking Stark!
  • Bigger Bad: Believe it or not, Thanos. Loki's invasion left Chiaturi technology all over New York and the villains of this film have been reverse engineering it into new weapons.
  • Breather Episode: Like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok which were also released in 2017, this is a Lighter and Softer comedy.
  • Broken Aesop: Cap's PSAs. They're all about following the rules and being patient which, as is acknowledged In-Universe, is precisely what Cap couldn't do in Civil War. Even in The First Avenger, he broke ranks to rescue Bucky. The gym coach outright says that Cap is now a war criminal but that the videos have yet to be changed.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Mr. Harrington is retroactively revealed to be the computer nerd in The Incredible Hulk.
    • Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan make their unexpected returns.
  • The Cameo: While Stan Lee obviously makes his, an Ultron head appears in Damage Control's vault.
  • Coming of Age Story: A movie about a teenager adjusting to the pressures of growing up... while also being a superhero.
  • Composite Character
    • Tinkerer is Phineas Mason like his 616 self, but is younger like his Ultimate self.
    • Jackson Brice is the first Shocker. Subverted in that Vulture kills him, thus the role of the second Shocker is filled by the more familiar Herman Schultz.
    • Ned Leeds is pretty much Ganke with the "Ned Leeds" name attached.
    • Composite Character All Along: Vulture is eventually revealed to be the father of Liz Allan. 
  • Creator Cameo: Stan Lee, as per tradition, shows up. He's among a bunch of neighbors yelling at Peter for harassing a guy trying to break into his own car.
  • Curse Cut Short: Aunt May's reaction to seeing Peter in the Spider-Man suit.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Peter feels that he's ready for more than just patrolling New York. Tony disagrees.
  • Failed Attempt At Drama: Peter's attempt at using his suit's interrogation features (with its vocal modulator) fails miserably because Aaron Davis had encountered him earlier in the film and knows what Peter actually sounds like.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Peter and Tony are guaranteed to survive the movie, seeing as how both appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Gilligan Cut: Flash tells Spider-Man that there's no way he's handing his dad's car over to him. Cut to Spider-Man driving away from a sad-faced Flash and his date.
  • Identical Grandson: Principal Morita is the grandson of Jim Morita — who was seen in Captain America: The First Avenger and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — and he looks just like his grandfather did.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: Ned's excuse for why he was in the library helping Peter instead of at the homecoming dance is that he was looking at porn.
  • Kid Hero: Peter Parker himself is one, only being fifteen, and Tony Stark is conscious of this and wants to keep him out of trouble. Peter doesn't listen. Also pretty severely deconstructed: Peter has little experience and no real resources, so he seems to mostly deal with extremely minor crimes like stolen bikes (which he can't return). When he actually stumbles onto a real case he steps on the toes of the actual authorities.
  • Knight of Cerebus/Vile Villain Saccharine Show: Everything about the movie is Played for Laughs, making it by far the lightest MCU movie...with the exception of Vulture. Vulture is a terrifying, sinister, foreboding villain who is willing to murder innocents in order to get back at Spider-Man. All the camp and comedy drops considerably whenever he's onscreen.   
  • Lighter and Softer: The stakes are smaller and more personal, the color palette is more colorful and cartoony, and, when compared to the previous Spidey film adaptations, this one is more comedic and goofy. Also, this film gives us a vibe of the late John Hughes' teen comedies... with a superhero twist! It is also this to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
  • Once an Episode: The 60s Spider-Man theme makes its obligatory Theme Tune Cameo, this time playing during the Marvel Studios logo.
  • Police Are Useless: Played With during the ferry incident. Peter thinks he's the only one with a chance of stopping the arms deal, but he actually winds up blundering into the middle of an FBI sting that might've stopped it with much less collateral damage without his interference. The key word is "might've" since they were regular agents going up against a costumed villain and his gang armed with super weapons. Thanks to Peter's interference, it's never made certain whether the sting would have worked.
  • Race Lift:
    • Vulture married an African-American/Latina, hence Liz Allan is mixed race in the movie.
    • "Ned Leeds" is Asian, mostly due to being Ganke in everything but name. 
    • Herman Schultz was white in the comics, and he's African-American in this movie.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • After all the crazy events in the MCU, advanced technology is starting to leak to the public and the government can't possibly keep track of every scrap of it.
    • Peter's Secret Identity causes him a ton of problems at home and at school. At home, Aunt May is worried sick while the school gives him detention for missing classes and his classmates are angry at him for bailing on his commitments.
    • Peter can't drive yet. He ends up heavily damaging Flash's car.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Liz Allan is the Vulture's daughter.
  • Running Gag: People flirting with Aunt May in front of Peter.
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