One of the biggest draws of the upcoming Spider-man Homecoming is without a doubt the role that Tony Stark plays in the film. If you recall, it was Tony who not only found out about Peter Parker, but tracked him down and gave him a suit so he could fight alongside him Civil War. And the previews have shows that this mentor/pupil relationship of sorts will continue in Homecoming. Director Jon Watts talked with Den of Geek and noted that Stark has been in the film since the earliest concepts:
“Yeah, exactly. He was always a part of it. That was always a big part, the idea of him being this reluctant mentor – or the unintentional mentor – to Peter. Like, just sort of the grand ambition to be like that someday.
Because if you think about it, now that Spider-Man is in the Marvel universe, that means that Peter Parker was probably like eight years old when he saw Tony on TV telling the world he’s Iron Man. And when you start thinking about it as a whole world like that, it gets really fascinating. You know?”
How much Stark will be in the film has not been revealed yet, but it’ll no doubt be something to look forward to when the film releases this Friday.