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Marvel and Sony Pictures joint production of the latest Spider-Man movie ushers Peter Parker and his alter ego into his first solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Being that Peter was sort of dragged into this “bigger universe” (as Nick Fury called it in the first Iron Man film’s Post Credits scene) by Tony Stark, it’s only logical that Iron Man would be an integral part of his integration into the MCU.
Some have welcomed the fact that Iron Man will be featured in Spider-Man Homecoming, but others have complained that it seems like he will distract from Peter Parker‘s story and have even nicknamed the movie “Iron Man 4“. I disagree, and welcome the Tony Stark supporting role, because I believe it is just that… a supporting role. I’m sure Robert Downey Jr is hoping to take his character to interesting places, being that he has been playing said character in the the MCU for several years. In Captain America: Civil War, he was able to sort of play the heavy to Steve Rogers‘ leading man and ultimately turned in one of his best performances as that character, in my opinion.
“I need you to be better. I’m taking back the suit.”
Now in Spider-Man Homecoming, he will be less of a heavy antagonist and more of a mentor to the young Peter Parker which allows him to have… *record scratch* character development!
“If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”
I’m very excited to see his performance in Spider-Man Homecoming and I’m positive he will do a fine job as Peter‘s mentor. Robert Downey Jr’s performance as Tony Stark may be a scene stealer, but he won’t steal the movie from its star, The Amazing… the Spectacular… the friendly neighborhood, Spider-Man!