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Spidey’s getting pulled in two directions in the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer

After he scored a scene-stealing debut for himself in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, anticipation was high to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man on his own turf. Tonight, we finally get that chance, with the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

As promised, we’re skipping over all the old origin story stuff, instead focusing on a Peter Parker who’s chafing at being stuck in school while there’s a world out there to save, even as he’s still mooning over the girls in his class. His pining for a spot on the Avengers is emphasized by the heavy presence of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark—getting drawn into a mentor role, as well as a thoroughly unwanted hug—and the threat posed by Michael Keaton, giving an evil version of his growly Birdman voice as the sinister Vulture.

Still, the real focus is on Holland, and his goofily enthusiastic approach to Peter Parker’s web-slinging life. He accidentally outs himself to his best friend, gets called a loser, and even gets off some classic Spidey quips, trouncing Earth’s mightiest rip-offs of The Avengers. Plus, he gets to pull off some cool gymnastic moves from atop the Washington Monument; we’ll presumably see more of that kind of stuff when Spider-Man: Homecoming swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.

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