Peter Parker's New Costume in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Is Basically an Iron Man Suit

Monday, 03 April 2017 - 2:43PM
Marvel
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Monday, 03 April 2017 - 2:43PM
Peter Parker's New Costume in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Is Basically an Iron Man Suit
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Aside from the web-shooters, Spider-Man's suit has been pretty basic in movies, which is sad because Peter Parker is pretty much a genius inventor in the comicsSpider-Man: Homecoming, however, will reveal Spidey's new suit, which is essentially a set of stretchy Iron Man armor. An article on Screen Rant gives us the details, but here are the highlights:

According to the article, the suit has its own built-in AI, similar to J.A.R.V.I.S., which Peter can talk to and gain information from while in a battle. The spider design on Peter's chest is also a small drone, as seen in the most recent trailer, which detaches from the suit to give Peter surveillance details from the surrounding area.



Peter's web shooters have been significantly upgraded too—Spidey will have a range of web abilities, and even a taser. Apparently, these abilities lands Peter in trouble, as he finds that his suit has a built-in heater, and can light up—something he discovers by accident while he's trying to be sneaky. No word yet whether we'll see some of the more ridiculous web-creations, like Spidey's web-shield or a working boat motor.

When asked about his suit's new abilities, actor Tom Holland suggested that the suit also has an Iron Man-style heads up display:

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"There's a very funny sequence in the movie because of something he can do with his vision in the suit… he can sort of alter what he sees and how he sees things, and it's really funny to see. It's almost like the first time you play a video game and the controls are all funny, and it's really funny seeing him look like a badass, but inside panic and not know what to do."
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There's a lot going on with this new suit, and it's great to see Marvel really pushing the boundaries of what the hero can do. Modern comics have introduced a lot of new quirks to Spider-Man's costume, and the addition of these new gadgets will go a long way to making the MCU Spidey stand out from previous cinematic versions of the character. We never thought we'd be on board with web-wings, but here we are.
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