Ever since his introduction into the MCU in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, fans have been hungry to see more of the Web Slinger. Tom Holland has been able to breathe new life into the beloved character, as Marvel has started to take the storied character back to his high school days on screen. This is an exciting new direction that Marvel is taking the Webhead, and the fans have eagerly been waiting for the first trailer to drop from Spider-Man: Homecoming, his first solo film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due out next summer. Ever since production for the film wrapped earlier this month, news on the film has been scarce. However, according to a listing on Amazon, it appears as though Spider-Man will get a prelude comic next summer to tie in with the film. You can check out the description from the listing below.
You adored his introduction in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, you can’t wait for his Hollywood Homecoming – now really get to know the Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this prelude to his big-screen solo adventure! By day, young Peter Parker attends high school and lives with his Aunt May. By night, he fights crime with wall-crawling powers and web-swinging tech – and he’s destined to one day have an amazing, spectacular, sensational reputation as his neighborhood’s friendly hero! Join Marvel’s Spider-Man as he makes his first tentative web-swings towards a blockbuster future!
While the description doesn’t give us much to go on, we can speculate what the premise may be like based on the format of the other prequel comics released in the past. It’s not uncommon to have prequel comic tie-ins for MCU films. For those who are unaware, Marvel has released prelude comics for The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange, just to name a few. Looking back at these comics, there’s no real set formula for the plots, however. However, they usually revolve around supporting characters and their backgrounds, or they will usually set up major events in the film. For example, the Iron Man 3 prelude focuses on Rhodey and what kept him from joining the Avengers during the Battle of New York. On the other hand, the Captain America: Civil War comic gives some background information on the Avengers’ mission in Lagos, Nigeria and sets up the conflict there.
Keeping that in mind, it’s impossible to say what the Spider-Man: Homecoming comic will entail. Working off of the listing description on Amazon, we know that it will take place after the events of Civil War, so we know we’ll get to see how Peter at least starts to adjust back to his “normal” life, balancing school and his life as a superhero after returning home from Germany. Now, the real question is, will we get to see any background on the film’s villains? This being a newer, updated version of the characters means that some deviations from the comics are likely to occur. That being said, it would be nice to get a sneak peek of Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes/Vulture, and possibly how he develops his flight technology. Still, it’s all speculation, and at this point, it’s really anyone’s guess. What do you want to see in the prelude comic? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!
The Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude Comic will be released on June 20, 2017, just over two weeks before the film’s July 7, 2017 release date.