‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Features MGMT Song

By Radio.com Staff

Late last night (December 8), the long-anticipated trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, was released; it’s the first Spider-Man film featuring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man (he made his debut as the character in this year’s Captain America: Civil War).

The song in the trailer is MGMT’s “Time to Pretend,” an appropriate choice, as it has a somewhat impish vibe, which speaks to the current iteration of the Spider-Man character, who is still in high school and sees super-heroing as being a blast. This plays out in a scene where he has a ball beating up a bunch of robbers, and in another scene where he’s bantering in the back of a limo with Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark (alias Iron Man).

It’s also appropriate because—perhaps—it insinuates (as Tony Stark does in the trailer) that Peter Parker isn’t quite ready to be a superhero on the level of Iron Man and Captain America just yet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is due out July 7, 2017 and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei as Aunt May (she also debuted in Captain America: Civil War), John Favreau as Happy Hogan (a role he’s played over the years in the Iron Man films), and Michael Keaton as the villain the Vulture [a fun reference to his recent role in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).]

Watch the trailer below.

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