Time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves at a much slower rate than time in real life.
[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite the fact that Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to swing into theaters nearly a year after Captain America: Civil War was released, it appears that Spider-man: Homecoming will pick up where Captain America: Civil War ended, but just a few months afterward. Producer Eric Carroll explained that “It hasn’t been years since Tony called him [Spider-Man] back.”
“There will be some awkward chronology in that the movie comes out almost two years after Civil War, but we’re playing it like it’s a few months after Civil War. It hasn’t been years since Tony called him back. It came down to one of things we wanted to do was keep him in high school as long as possible. Let’s have him do something fun and different. Sony came to ourselves when we sat down and we thought, ‘Why do this version?’ And it is because we can really do a high school. Show that this is a young hero. Otherwise you have seen it all before.”
It seems that both Marvel and Sony want to capitalize on the fact that Peter Parker is still in high school as much as they can. While it introducing a superhero who is in high school is something new for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it isn’t something which Eric Carroll states we’ve “seen it all before.” There have been two Spider-Man franchises before this one. But then again, Sony may have chosen to completely forget about them considering their poor performance with fans and critics.