‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Director Explains Why Spidey Won’t Have A Spider Sense

Spider-ManSpider-Man: Homecoming will be the titular hero’s first standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but audiences have already been introduced to two live-action versions of the wall crawler in the past. In order to bring a fresh take on the web slinger, a number of new elements will added to the latest version of the classic Marvel Comics hero, including an alteration to his power set. In an interview with CinemaBlend, director Jon Watts explained why the MCU version of Spider-Man will not have his traditional spider sense ability.

Watts offered a reason for the exclusion of Spidey’s signature power, but hinted that it could return in the future:

“I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider Sense in the previous films, so we didn’t really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films. But I do think it is a really interesting thing to explore.”

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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: CinemaBlend

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Spider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: Homecoming is already getting a whole lot of buzz. Spidey’s first movie set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in partnership with Sony seems to be paying off and will be beneficial for everyone involved. We here at Heroic Hollywood loved it and consider it to be best Spidey movie and even one of the MCU’s best films. It’s no surprise that there’s going to be a sequel, though its title currently remains a mystery.

One big surprise is how soon we will be getting a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. The second MCU Spider-Man movie is set to kick off Phase 4 and is already dated for a 2019 release. That leaves little time before Marvel and Sony start production for the next film and we can begin our excitement all over again. Having not seen the first film, here are a few theories as to where the sequel can go. Click Next to take a look…

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  • TheTickSP

    Kind of thought he had it in Civil War, when he’s fighting Falcon and Bucky and the sign gets thrown at him from behind. But maybe the high-tech suit has a warning system.

    • Ruben C Barron

      He did and nowhere in the quote from the director is it stated that he doesn’t have it. He only says, “we didn’t lean into it as hard as those previous films did.”. Not sure where the author of this article got that from.

  • David Olivo

    this is clickbait and you know it

  • Jonathan DaSilva

    Wow the pure definition of clickbait

  • Peter James

    WTF is he talking about?

    He HAD Spidey sense in Civil War when Bucky threw that billboard at him and he sensed it coming from behind him and when “Oh God!”,…caught it and threw it back at Bucky.

    Do these people not watch their own movies?

    And Spider-Man Homecoming kind of opens immediately after Civil War so there’s no way he could have lost it in that time.

    • Ruben C Barron

      This is the author of the article on HH either intentionally lying or misunderstanding the quote. Because he never says it’s not included.

  • Ruben C Barron

    1. The title of the cinema blend article you use as your source says why spider-sense wasn’t “shown”.

    2. While the article tries to manufacture its own confirmation that there is no spider-sense, they state later in the article that they are open to exploring it in the sequels and other MCU films.

    So he never confirms there is no spider-sense.

  • Ruben C Barron

    Feige has confirmed that he has spider-sense. I think you should update this article.