Somewhere in the sensory overload of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) paid a house call to a young superhero-in-waiting. That was the first anyone saw of Tom Holland, 20, as the latest iteration of cinematic Spider-Man. The whole scene was very, erm — is flirtatious the right word?
In master-level Marvel marketing fashion, Holland’s own Spidey flick is set for release in 2017, and the first official trailer was just shared. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Stark continues his mentorship of isn’t-he-too-old-for-high-school? Peter Parker, with at least one awkward hug in the back seat of Stark’s limo. Isn’t sexual tension just hilarious?
The trailer also features moments like this one, in which Holland is dangled on a stick for audiences to consume:
Welcome to Hollywood.
Holland joins the ranks of Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire in bringing Spider-Man to the big screen. Even Neil Patrick Harris voiced the super-teen in 2003’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Here’s the trailer, which actually looks like pretty comic-campy fun:
Who is this elusive British actor Tom Holland, who made his name in the Billy Elliot live musical, you ask?
Does elusive even exist anymore? He has an Instagram, obviously, which includes a surprising amount of shirtless basketball: