Robert Downey Jr. Thinks ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Measures up to ‘Iron Man’

For superhero movie fans, 2008’s Iron Man is considered a great origin story. It not only introduced Tony Stark/Iron Man, it perfectly set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Since then Robert Downey Jr. has become the cornerstone of the MCU. Now he’s lending his considerable charm to Spider-Man: Homecoming. In fact Downey is comparing Spider-Man to his experience on Iron Man.

“Being back with Tom Holland and Jon Favreau was just crazy,” Downey recalled on Disney Channel’s recent Spider-Man: Homecoming TV special. “It reminded me of that kind of first Iron Man experience.”

Though Tony Stark brings a big presence to all his appearances, Downey says he’s there to support Peter.

“It’s a straightforward Spider-Man movie,” Downey said. “There’s always opportunities for heavy-hitters to drop in and kind of support him.”

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Source: Sony Pictures

Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up after Captain America: Civil War and follows a teenage Peter Parker/Spider-Man as he tries to find his place in the superhero world, with a little help from mentor Tony Stark.

Starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming flies into theaters July 7.

Source: Comic Book Resources

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