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Your 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer questions, answered

CNET's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man experts answer the questions you're asking about the new trailer.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" dropped its first official trailer Thursday night and it was packed with Easter eggs and tiny things that will be fun to pore over this weekend. First though, it's time to clear up some of the more...pressing questions.

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Why are The Avengers breaking into a bank?

Because using masks of presidents has already been done. Obviously those aren't the actual Avengers, those are bad guys.

Oh hi Zendaya, whatchya reeeeadin'?

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Who is Zendaya playing?

On IMDb, Zendaya's character is just named Michelle, but who knows if she'll be an amalgamation of Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy. We do know she likes tea.

Who the heck was filming that Spider-Man footage from "Civil War"?!?


But for real, that's a good question. There are a couple of possible explanations. Maybe Tony Stark sent out a remote recording device that captured the entire fight so he could be better prepared for his next encounter with Captain America's team.

Or the Avengers suck at evacuating places (see deaths in NYC, Washington DC and Sokovia).

OK, I know Michael Keaton is "The Vulture" but who's that? What's his bad-guy backstory?

Keaton plays the original Vulture, Adrian Toomes, who goes back and forth between being a standard-issue supervillain thief, a member of the Sinister Six and a guy weirdly obsessed with restoring his youth by sucking it out of people, including Spider-Man.

He's basically a grumpy guy in a flying vulture getup. Also, there have been two other Vultures (and one of them kind of turned into a vulture), but they really didn't do anything significant. Comics!

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Who's Peter Parker's friend who ruins that huge Death Star build?

Aside from being a comic-relief sidekick? You could assume he's Ganke Lee, the best friend of Marvel's other Spider-Man, Miles Morales. He's the best friend. The normal person caught up in superheroic madness. A bit plump. And according to IMDb, he's actually Ned Leeds, a new character whose name sounds better suited for "Westworld" than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But come on. He's totally Ganke Lee.

What's the song that plays in the background?

"Time to Pretend" by MGMT. You heard it at every single party in 2007 and never wanted to hear it again after 2008.

How does 'Spider-Man' fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And could you visualize your answer as a timeline?

We're so glad you asked.