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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ news: Producer discuss Tony Stark’s father role, teases features of Iron Suit

By Cris Valencia / 2017.04.05
Robert Downey Jr attends the Iron Man 3 photocall at The Dorchester on April 17, 2013 in London, England.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" co-producer Eric Carroll discussed Tony Stark's involvement in the upcoming film and his relationship with Tom Holland's Peter Parker. He also dished on some technological features of the Iron Suit.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Carroll revealed that Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man) will be in four or five scenes in total. He also described Stark and Peter Parker's relationship as that of a father and son.

"I think we're seeing the beginning of a sort of father-son relationship. Obviously Tony hasn't got any kids, and Peter at this point hasn't got any male figures in his life, so I think there's a really lovely dynamic that Robert and I are forming," Carroll said.

Carroll went to say that aside from a father-son dynamic, the two will likewise have a mentor and mentee relationship. At the start of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the two will clash constantly on whether or not Peter is ready to become an Avenger. Stark thinks that Parker would be better off in Brooklyn and wants to keep him out of larger threats.

Peter Parker made his debut as Spider-Man in "Captain America: Civil War" where he wore a suit made by Stark. Stark will likely continue advising and mentoring Parker as an aspiring Avenger. How he adjusts to his life after his short stint with the Avengers will be explored in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Elsewhere, Carroll also revealed to IGN that Peter's suit will have plenty of features. The "Iron suit" will reportedly come with its own artificial intelligence like Iron Man's Jarvis. The same report also lists some technology upgrades including a tracking device, heater, airbag, built-in lighting and a parachute.

Unfortunately for Peter, the suit does come with an installed a limiting protocol that prohibits Him from accessing its special features. Such features can only be accessed by Tony Stark, much Peter's chagrin.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is slated for release on July 7, 2017. Watch the video below for a sneak peak of the upcoming film:

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