At long last, Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, though many of the finer points of the studio’s deal with Sony have yet to come to light, it does seem like he’s here to stay. Not only because Peter Parker is such a major presence in the Marvel universe, but because of the hefty work done in Spider-Man: Homecoming to set up future developments.
As well as telling a complete, thrilling story, Homecoming does a great line in sowing the seeds for things to be picked up further down the road. Learning from previous hamfisted efforts like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this movie makes sure to put the current film first, but that doesn’t stop it from setting up the sequels when it’s warranted. Not at all.
So, in what ways does Spider-Man: Homecoming pave the way for future MCU movies? From character developments to costume reveals, here are the major set-ups we noticed. As always, if we missed one, feel free to let us know in the comments section. Oh, and it should go without saying, but spoilers will follow.