Two words in particular might have struck longtime Marvel fans during the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, and they weren’t even spoken aloud. At the 0:40 mark in the new trailer, a news report on a television includes the words “Damage Control” onscreen … which just so happens to be the title of a fan-favorite Marvel property from the 1980s and ‘90s.
“For me, in thinking about this movie, it just fit in with our overall philosophy with the kind of story we wanted to tell,” director Jon Watts told Fandango about the inclusion of the company in the new movie.
“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?” he continued. “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.”