‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director Teases New Upgrades to Peter’s Suit

By July 27, 2016

Without spoiling anything, I’ll say that the footage shown from Spider-Man: Homecoming at San Diego Comic-Con was kind of everything we’ve been promised it would be, and was everything that it seems like Spider-Man fans want it to be at this point. Focusing heavily on Peter’s high school roots and the problems of balancing his two lives, the footage was fun and lovable from the moment it began to the final shot of The Vulture descending from the sky.

Packed into the final seconds of the trailer as well, after being a Peter Parker-heavy batch of footage, we did get brief glimpses of some of the film’s Spider-Man-centric action and web-swinging fun, though it was mostly blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shots.

Now, it’s been previously teased that Peter may be on the receiving end of even more upgrades to his Spider-Man suit in the film also, after initially getting the suit from Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, in addition to the presence of some technologically-advanced villains in the film and Robert Downey Jr.’s confirmed role.

While speaking with Comicbook.com following the film’s Hall H presentation too, director Jon Watts teased as much:

“Well, the suit that Spidey was given in Civil War is a Stark suit, so you have to wonder with a Stark suit, what else can it do?”

The director also went on to explain why he thinks Homecoming is different than any other film in the MCU so far:

“I think of it as the ground floor, like, if the Avengers tower is like the penthouse, and we know what it’s like to be a millionaire billionaire playboy or whatever, to be Tony or what its like to be a God on another planet, like, that’s the penthouse level of the MCU. Spider-Man is the ground floor. Like what does it look like, what does a high school in the MCU look like, what does riding the subway in the MCU feel like. Spider-Man seems like the perfect opportunity because he’s the most relatable regular person in the canon that I thought he was a great chance to just show what that angle of the MCU looks like.”

So basically, they’re going to be making a movie about Peter Parker, in a world where the Avengers also exist, focusing on the fun, mix-ups of switching between one of the world’s finest superheroes to a kid struggling to get his homework done for Chemistry class… a.k.a. The Spider-Man movie we’ve been wanting to see ever since the MCU first was created.

Now, there have been previous rumors indicating that one of the main upgrades Peter’s Spider-Man suit will get in Homecoming is the addition of the character’s classic web wings, which the thought of should be enough to make most Spider-Man fans out there giddy with excitement. It’s impossible to know for sure, of course, what changes will actually be made to the suit, but if they’re really going to be sticking to the classic roots of the character – the addition of web wings would certainly make sense.

Plus, let’s face it, seeing an onscreen version of Spider-Man with his web wings would be pretty damn awesome, wouldn’t it?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theatres on July 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable