New York Toy Fair Offers Up Some ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Spoilers
This past weekend, fans from around the world flocked to the Javits Convention Center in New York City to attend the annual conference put on by the Toy Industry Association, Inc. In recent years, Toy Fair New York has also become a hot spot for fans looking for movie spoilers, with new action figures and toy sets offering first looks at the comic book adaptations of the following summer. One of the big hits of this year’s conference was Spider-Man: Homecoming, with a few new character designs and even a potential look at the film’s final battle.
To start things off, Heroic Hollywood logged a brand new look for The Shocker, one of the major villains Spider-Man will fight in the film. Here’s one of the photos that found its way onto social media:
Looks pretty good, right? Thanks to an adventurous set photographer, we were offered our first look at Bokeem Woodbine’s character all the way back in September of 2016, but this photo suggests a considerable costume upgrade from the DIY outfit we saw in those photos. It appears that Spider-Man isn’t the only one who’s come into a wealthy patron for his extra-curricular activities.
These LEGO sets also offer us a potential look at the film’s climactic fight sequences, with both Iron Man and Spider-Man throwing down against Michael Keaton’s Vulture. As always, it’s tough to know how much of this marketing is real and how much is just the imagination of a handful of account executives, but even with the shot of Iron Man in costume in the last Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, I sort of assumed that Robert Downey Jr. would have little more than a glorified cameo as Tony Stark. It appears there might be more of a superhero team-up than we originally expected.
Here’s the full plot synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming:
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. 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 emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.