After the Avengers defeat the dangerous guys and the credit roll, who cleans up the mess? Who clears the particles, sweeps up the scraps, and collects all these bits and items of alien / mystical / overseas objects — you understand, the stuff pedestrians in all probability shouldn’t get their palms on? Whether you’re an off-the-cuff or extra dedicated fan of the Marvel universe (or superheroes generally), you’ve possible contemplated this very query. Spider-Man: Homecoming will lastly give us a solution.
They’re referred to as Damage Control, and in a brand new interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts confirms that the fictional firm from Marvel comics will make its huge display debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Why now? Watts explains:
For me, in desirous about this film, it simply slot in with our general philosophy with the sort of story we needed to inform. In the identical means that Peter provides us the bottom degree view of what it’s like to be a 15-year-old child in a New York City that was virtually destroyed by aliens earlier than the Avengers confirmed up. You additionally marvel in any case these big messes are made, who’s despatched in to clear up? Is it the traditional individuals who can be employed to do one thing like that? Does it turn out to be a authorities operation? Is it harmful? What do you do with all of the alien physique elements that you simply discover? I actually like asking these sensible questions on this world, after which use that to drive the story.
Could Damage Control resurface in future MCU movies? The potential is definitely there (whilst a perpetual easter egg), and when requested if the corporate’s introduction may open the door to further story prospects within the Marvel universe, Watts says, “Yeah, possibly.”
In the comics, Damage Control was owned by Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin), and although the previous was weary of moving into enterprise with somebody so shady, the skilled marriage of excellent and dangerous was fairly becoming for a corporation that makes a speciality of cleansing up the messes from battles between superheroes and super-villains.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Damage Control is led by Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton). When the corporate is bought by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a disgruntled Toomes is pushed to turn into the villain generally known as Vulture, his job giving him quick access to harmful instruments and equipment to help his transformation.
So, will Damage Control issue into the way forward for the MCU? Maybe, however it appears uncertain that they’d develop into a serious participant. If you’re considering a TV collection sounds extra applicable, you’re not far off: As lately as 2016, Marvel and ABC have been developing a single-camera sitcom based mostly on the fictional firm, however issues have been pretty quiet on that entrance for a while now.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.