Robert Downey Jr. has said that working on Spider-Man: Homecoming was like working on the first Iron Man movie. The MCU star will be a big part of Spidey’s (Tom Holland) first solo feature for Marvel, as Peter Parker returns to high school and home life after his adventures with the Avengers. It’s the fans’ first chance to see this latest incarnation of the web-slinger as he deals with his own villain… and some more prosaic problems, too.
Iron Man himself is going to be playing the role of Spidey’s somewhat reluctant mentor, helping him (and Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May), but also trying to deal with his young protege’s desire to become a full-fledged Avenger himself. In the trailers, Tony Stark is seen arguing with Peter as well, and challenging him to become a better hero. Now, Robert Downey Jr. has talked a little more about the experience of filming another origin story, and it sounds like he’s loving it.
“Being back with Tom Holland and Jon Favreau, it’s just crazy. And it reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience. It’s a straightforward Spider-Man movie. There’s always opportunities for heavy-hitters dropping in to kind of support him.”