Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have made more than a few messes across the MCU, and Spider-Man: Homecoming will finally introduce us to the comic-based agency designed to deal with it all. That’s right: Damage Control.
The clean-up agency has popped up in the comics for decades (and even had its own spinoff series for a while), and director Jon Watts revealed Tony Stark will create the group and introduce it in Homecoming. So, how does it fit in the story? Turns out Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes has a company, too, that deals with clean-up. So he doesn’t take too kindly to Stark’s Damage Control moving in on his territory.
Here’s an excerpt from Watts’ chat with Fandango on introducing Damage Control to the MCU:
“For me, in thinking about this movie, it just fit in with our overall philosophy with the kind of story we wanted to tell. In the same way that Peter gives us the ground-level view of what it’s like to be a 15-year-old kid in a New York City that was almost destroyed by aliens before the Avengers showed up. You also wonder after all those huge messes are made, who’s sent in to clean up? Is it the normal people who would be hired to do something like that? Does it become a government operation? Is it dangerous? What do you do with all the alien body parts that you find? I really like asking those practical questions about this world and then using that to drive the story.”
Watts teased that there could be all kinds of stuff from previous MCU films lying around the world (something explored a while back in the Marvel one-shot Item 47, as well as on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from time to time) that could come into play. Which actually sounds like an easter egg factory, in a good way.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7.