Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Featurette Explains Why Tony Stark Is A Great Mentor

Peter Parker is lucky enough to have Tony Stark in his corner in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a new featurette is here to explain just how much that mentorship will benefit (and hurt) him. 

Peter was roped into superhero-dom by Tony in Captain America: Civil War, with the billionaire showing up at the teen's Queens home to recruit him for his side of the Avengers face-off. Their relationship will continue to develop in Homecoming, with Tony encouraging Peter to stick to small-time heroics instead of fighting against the film's big bad, Michael Keaton's Vulture.

According to star Tom Holland, Peter and Tony have a kind of sibling relationship, with Peter "constantly learning" throughout the movie as he struggles to get Tony to take him seriously. "He is trying to prove himself to Tony, that he is ready to be an Avenger, he is old enough to take on bigger tasks," Holland said. Robert Downey Jr. added that Tony will be keeping a close eye on Peter throughout the movie to see if he is a worthy recruit for the Avengers, noting that the hero is "bright and gifted, a very talented guy." 

Although the tension between the two over whether or not Peter is ready for the big time will play a big role in the film, we're guessing that their argument ends up in Peter's favor, considering Holland is set to play the character in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. However their argument turns out, Peter and Tony's mentoring relationship seems to be one of the many things setting Spider-Man: Homecoming apart from its webbed predecessors, and should be one of the elements that will actually make the movie better than you think it will be

Homecoming, which also stars Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Jon Favreau, and Jacob Batalon, is directed by Jon Watts based on a script from Watts, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers. The movie will swing into theaters on July 7.