A new photo hints that Spider-Man: Homecoming might take our hero to a place we already know well from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While we know that a lot of the new Spider-Man movie takes place at the Queens high school of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and other New York City locations, Holland himself posted a photo on Instagram yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 15) that immediately raises some intriguing questions:
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That's Holland and a couple of friends at the U.S. headquarters of auto manufacturer Porsche, which is based in Atlanta and not far from Pinewood Atlanta Studios, where Spider-Man: Homecoming (and many other Marvel productions these days) is being filmed. And in case you feel like you've seen that building before in an actual Marvel film, well, you're right:
Yes, Porsche HQ recently doubled as Avengers HQ in Captain America: Civil War, which also filmed at Pinewood Atlanta. And while Avengers HQ is technically based somewhere in upstate New York (after Avengers Tower in Manhattan was trashed in Avengers: Age of Ultron), it's not too difficult to make suburban Georgia look like rural New York State.
So what exactly was Holland doing there? Is he a Porsche fan just taking advantage of the chance to visit the company, or was something filmed there for Spider-Man: Homecoming? Does that mean that Spidey/Peter gets to visit Avengers HQ? And does that also mean that maybe some other Avengers happen to be home when he does?
We know that Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is already in the movie, so any scenes at HQ could conceivably focus on Tony giving Peter a tour of the joint. But it stands to reason that they might also bump into another member of the team while they're there. Granted, a few folks like Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch were all still imprisoned at the Raft when we last saw them (although Cap was about to break them out), but Vision, Black Widow and Rhodey might all theoretically be at HQ.
Or maybe Tom Holland just likes Porsches. I guess we'll find out the answer when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.