‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: New Spider Suit Details; Plus New Image

Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts has dished on the technological advancements of Spider-Man's suit plus a new image has been released.


The Los Angeles Times has premiered a brand new image showing off Spidey’s suit featured in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland’s first solo outing as the web-slinger introduced last year in Captain America: Civil War.

The new image features Spider-Man inside of what looks to be a large sewer pipe. You can check it out below.

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Peter’s spider suit introduced in Civil War is much more technologically advanced than other live-action incarnations we’ve seen in the past. The new suit built by Tony Stark includes tech such as the classic web wings which were first seen when Spider-Man made his very first debut in Amazing Fantasy #15, as well as the auto fit technology and explosive web snares seen in the trailer which is part of the upgraded web shooters that also includes more than one setting, a variety of webbing and even a laser targeting system plus the spider tracer has been upgraded with a holographic display for complex GPS system.

Peter also has a chest piece that detaches and transforms into a drone which sends information back to the suit. Director Jon Watts referred to as “Droney” when speaking with the L.A. Times.

Watts dished that “there’s actually a precedent for a lot of these ideas in these comics,” as he explained that the first issue of Spider-Man showed off all the things Spidey can do with his webs:

“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.”

But don’t get your hopes up for web skis as Watts made it clear they will not be seen in the film:

“We don’t go quite as far as having web skis. But you do get to see the webs doing more than just a regular strand.”

Watts went on to add how challenging it was to create a practical version of the suit first brought to life in Captain America: Civil War using CGI:

“We were tasked with trying to build a practical suit that looked like the perfect computer-generated suit they had made for ‘Civil War,’” Watts says. “That was very complicated, and I assume extremely stressful for Louise [Frogley, costume designer] I was really concentrated on trying to realize [Feige’s] vision. The costume designer was charged with turning a flat suit into a three-dimensional ensemble. Needless to say, printing an optical illusion onto a piece of moving fabric proved to be difficult.”

The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: L.A. Times

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.