‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reveals All the ‘Bells and Whistles’ on Spidey’s New Suit
After failing to capture audiences with their last Spider-Man reboot, Sony found a surefire way to win us back by teaming up with Marvel. Thanks to that deal, not only do we get to see Tom Holland’s Peter Parker swing over to the MCU to play with the Avengers, we also get to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark pal around with everyone’s favorite high school hero in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. And, as teased at the end of Civil War, being friends with a billionaire inventor / superhero has some serious benefits, like a free super-suit upgrade.
The Los Angeles Times debuted a new photo from Spider-Man: Homecoming, which gives us another look at the Spidey suit and its upgrades, courtesy of Tony Stark:
Since it was custom-made by Stark, director Jon Watts says the suit “has lots of bells and whistles” — which might be an understatement. Watts offered a breakdown of the various gadgets on Peter Parker’s new suit, which includes a GPS system with a holographic display, “enhanced web shooters” with multiple settings and projectile options, explosive web snares, and auto-fit capabilities that allow the suit to conform to the wearer (“within reason,” Watts clarifies, meaning not just anyone can put on the suit). Oh, and those web wings, which were featured in the trailer.
You’ve undoubtedly already noticed another feature: Unlike previous iterations, Spidey’s new mask has eyes that convey different expressions and tones, but they also change when he activates various functions on the suit — functions like the spider on his chest, which is now a detachable drone. How do you like them apples, Bat-fleck?
We can’t wait to see what else this suit can do when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 28.