Good Ol’ Red and Blues — Inside Spidey’s Suped-Up SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Suit
When Spider-Man (Tom Holland) swings into his first Marvel Studios solo flick this July, he’ll be doing it in style. The teenage superhero joined the connected Marvel Cinematic Universe in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, with a slick superhero suit crafted by super-genius Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). Courtesy of a new piece from the LA Times, we have more details on the fancy upgrades Peter Parker will play with come Spider-Man: Homecoming.
“Tony Stark built it,” says director Jon Watts, “So it has lots of bells and whistles.” Those bells and whistles include web wings (making their first appearance on film), allowing the webhead to glide short distances; a GPS tracking system (in place of the old-school spider-tracers, which were tuned into Spider-Man’s spider-sense); a recon drone (in the form of a detachable chest piece), an auto-fitting suit; expressive eyes (to help with the sensory overload); and upgraded web shooters (originally designed and created by Peter Parker, the new web shooters feature selectable web types and a laser targeting system).
The graphic above makes no mention of the spider signal, which made its first appearance in the end credits tag of Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man has a long history of tailor suiting his webbing to specific occasions, and he’s fashioned various objects — like parachutes or web-balls — to help subdue his enemies. In Homecoming, Spidey will make use of explosive web snares that automatically deploy upon approaching targets.
“There’s actually a precedent for a lot of these ideas in these comics,” Watts told LA Times. “In the very first issue of Spider-Man, there was one page dedicated to all the different things that Spider-Man can do with his webs. We would always joke about that because there’s web skis, and a web boat, and a web shield.”
“We don’t go quite as far as having web skis,” Watts added. “But you do get to see the webs doing more than just a regular strand.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens July 7th.