When Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures joined forces to roll out a brand-new Spider-Man film franchise, fans were interested to see what they would get. Their curiosity was satisfied not long ago when the studios finally released the first trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The action-packed footage is quickly becoming one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most buzzed about projects, but fans are still being critical about the trailer.
And, now, some fans are wondering whether they have spotted the film's first continuity error.
In the Homecoming trailer, fans can see Spider-Man take on a group of bank robbers who are hiding their identities with face masks. Of course, the masks are of Avengers like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. Obviously, Spider-Man is not hindered by the disguise, but some fans are taking Thor’s get-up to task.
The traditional mask is surely nothing more than a party token with its cartoonish visage and obnoxious coloring. The mask looks like Thor was taken right from the comics, and that is the problem. Thor can be seen wearing his iconic helmet, but the Asgardian has never donned the gear while on Earth. How would mortals know about the costume accessory if he’s not brought it down here?
Well, it seems like a continuity error plain and simple if anything. However, there could be an answer in history. If Asgardians did visit Earth centuries ago, maybe historian or account did note that Thor - or someone who looked like him - sported the pointy crown. If so, that may explain why Thor’s mask accounts for the helmet.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, Hannibal Buress, and Jacob Batalon.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
The film is produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige and former Sony boss Amy Pascal. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee are serving as Executive Producers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.