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Which year does Spider-Man: Homecoming take place in?

tl;dr: The short answer is, if we go by the one single explicit date that appears in the movie, and we take Spider-Man as a stand-alone movie, then it's happening in September of 2017. The long ...
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Why didn't Tony put a parachute in Rhodes suit but put one in Peter's suit?

It's entirely possible that the War Machine suit DID have a parachute mechanism, but it was likely an automatic or AI-controlled one. In the specific case of War Machine's accident, the suit's power ...
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Who is Crocket?

Erm, more likely a reference to James "Sonny" Crockett, the rule-breaking detective of the 1984-1990 Miami Vice duo of Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs. Crockett is depicted as a rogue character, ...
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What's the in-universe relevance for the name of Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Homecoming refers to the high school dance Peter attends in the film (I haven't seen the film yet so I'm trying to avoid spoilers for myself and others.) A homecoming dance is a common high school ...
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What's the in-universe relevance for the name of Spider-Man: Homecoming?

This was addressed in an interview with the chairman of Sony Pictures, Tom Rothman. [Homecoming is] relevant to the story because it takes place in high school and there is a scene — that I guess I ...
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In this drawing of the Avengers, who's the guy on the right?

It IS Hawkeye, depicting his Ronin character from Avengers: Endgame. According to Screenrant, it is an Easter Egg revealing Hawkeye’s future transformation into Ronin: Clint Barton skipped Avengers: ...
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Is there ever any indication in the MCU as to how Spider-Man got his powers?

Peter was bitten by a spider and that’s what gives him his powers but not his web shooting ability. Ned: You got bit by a spider? Can it bite me? Well, it probably would’ve hurt, right? You know what?...
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Why didn't Tony put a parachute in Rhodes suit but put one in Peter's suit?

There is a common meme going around about this exact topic: This would imply that Peter's suit has a parachute because of what happened to War Machine. Which makes sense, as the events of Civil War ...
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How does Tony Stark know Spider-Man's web shooter formula?

The OsCorp angle is from Amazing Spider-Man (2012) with Andrew Garfield. This movie is not a part of that cinematic canon; it is part of the MCU canon. Prior to Tony meeting Peter for the first time ...
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On Pepper Potts and Tony Stark's relationship

Tony Stark is a flirt (see Christine Everhart and Pepper herself in Iron Man, Natalie Rushman in Iron Man 2, and Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3, among others), like his father before him (see Peggy Carter ...
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Do Ned and Liz have equivalents in the Spider-Man comics?

There are characters named Ned and Liz from the comics who the film characters seem to be in part or fully based on. Liz Allan was a high school classmate of Peter's in the early issues, a sometimes-...
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What did Tony Stark mean by this?

It's the somewhat tired joke of someone saying the standard phrase of "Don't do anything I wouldn't do" (implying that they should be on good behavior) only to realize that that doesn't cover much, ...
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How could the government allow schools to run Captain America videos?

The Teacher actually makes the statement something like. "Although he is a war criminal or something, but we have the videos here so better watch them." Given the events of Civil war had only taken ...
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Which year does Spider-Man: Homecoming take place in?

This confused me as well. If we are to assume that the first Iron Man came out in its release year, 2008, which is pretty much universally agreed-upon. According to this link which was published all ...
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What was Tony Stark doing in India?

There is probably no in-universe explanation to this. Out-Of-Universe per Forbes Article I suspect the scene was slyly placed in the movie as a pleasant Easter egg for Indian viewers to discover, a ...
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Why is there a lady putting flowers on Tony Stark in India?

According to The Ultimate Guide to Indian Flower Garlands they act as: religious symbols to honour gods or even as a symbol of respect to a distinguished guest. They're not just a wedding symbol. ...
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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, why is Bruce Banner's picture on the wall along with other very famous scientists?

Bruce Banner is the renowned scientist with a genius level intellect and he apparently holds several PhDs (7 to be exact as mentioned in Thor: Ragnarok) in various fields like Biochemistry, Nuclear ...
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Which comic "Universe" is Spider-Man: Homecoming from?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, typically identified as Earth-199999. Like most of the other MCU characters, the MCU Spider-Man is a brand new character, that's an ...
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What was Tony Stark doing in India?

According to the film's junior novelisation (which contains a slightly different version of Peter and Tony's conversation, possibly from an earlier version of the script) Tony claims to have traveled ...
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Is Peter's aunt May Parker Italian?

This is a reference to the ethnicity of the actress portraying Aunt May in this film. Typically Aunt May Parker (Née Reilly) is played by older, ethnically White/Atlantic Caucasian women but in this ...
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How does Spider-Man manage to hold on to his webs?

Assuming we're happy to look at the films as evidence, it would appear that a combination of practice, supernatural spider-reflexes and a delayed cut-off of the spinneret are what allow Spider-Man to ...
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What are Spider-Man's goggles for?

It helps him focus From a transcript of the film Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark: Lordy! Can you even see in these? Peter Parker: Yes. Yes, I can! I can. I can-I can see in those. Okay? It's ...
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What did Tony Stark say to the press?

Signs point to Tony having used the event to propose. Recent set photos show Pepper wearing an engagement ring on the set of Avengers 4. Technically, this doesn't mean that they used the event to ...
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What is the motivation for this character to hide Spider-Man's true identity in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

It was out of gratitude for Peter saving his life “That’s what is cool — he gets a moment of redemption and he gets to protect Peter, even though Peter would never know. It’s his way of saying thank ...
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Did the UN Council have to approve Iron Man's actions in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

In a nutshell, the Sokovia accords restricted both organizational and individual rights to operate in any country without either the pre-authorization of the UN or the authorization of the country in ...
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Since when has Spider-Man's armpit-webbing been used for gliding?

As explained here, the armpit webbing was not originally designed for any practical use. It was so useless, in fact, that most versions of the Spider-Man costume did not include it at all. It has made ...
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Why does Spider-Man's suit have this feature in Homecoming?

I believe the term used is "Instant Kill" and you're far from the only person asking. It's Karen who keeps suggesting the mode while Peter keeps refusing it. I think it's intended in part as a ...
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How did Spider-Man get web-fluid back in his web-shooters?

His Web Shooters are cartridge-based, and he could have used his other web shooter, or reloaded with a new cartridge Since Spider-Man just got his introduction into the MCU movies, there is very ...
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Is there ever any indication in the MCU as to how Spider-Man got his powers?

The Marvel Spider-Man Far From Home: Prelude comic indicates that he was "bitten by a genetically altered spider". There's no mention of radioactivity. Peter Parker was bitten by a ...
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What's the name of the character in Spider-Man: Homecoming's mid-credits scene?

Mac Gargan, The Scorpion This can be seen from his Scorpion tattoo on his neck, but IMDB also confirms that Michael Mando who plays the character, is Mac Gargan in their cast list. Michael Mondo ...
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