Everything changed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe the day that Spider-Man came home. Marvel’s most popular hero, and one of the biggest names in all of comics, will be joining the team, or at least a team, when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters next year. However, the Wall Crawler is one of the characters that we were not introduced to in the first trailer, so we know little about how he will fit in the story, and even less about what he looks like. The film’s directors gave us a slight hint about what we'll see when we finally lay eyes on Spider-Man.
As part of the PR for their new Beijing, China studio, Joe and Anthony Russo talked a bit about what we can expect from the new costume. Since there’s no annoying music in the background this time, you can actually hear what they have to say. While they don’t delve into specifics in the interview on the SA NA YouTube page, they do give us a general idea of the approach they used.
It is a new costume We were trying to pull forward the work that we had done in Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Cap. So, the innovations that we made to his costume in that form are very much the tonal texture that we are pulling forward. Civil War is very much connected and rooted in The Winter Soldier. So, as far as the specifics of the costume, we don't want to give too much away, but it is a new costume slightly different from what you've seen before. And it's grounded in that Winter Soldier tone.
Prior to The Winter Soldier our previous look at Captain America was in the first Avengers movie, so if we look at the changes in the costume the between those two films we can get an idea of the "innovations" that the Russos are talking about. On the left is Avengers Cap, and on the right is the Winter Soldier version.
What’s obvious right off the bat is that the colors are more muted in the latter version. It looks more like a uniform than it does a traditional superhero costume. If we extrapolate these same concepts for Spider-Man we can expect that he won’t wear the bright red and blue that we’re used to seeing. While we still expect red to be the primary color of the outfit -- removing it entirely as they did with Captain America here just wouldn’t look right -- the costume will probably just be a less eye-popping color. Check out the complete interview below.
What do you think of this? Is the more somber, Wintter Soldier-style the right approach for a new Spider-Man? What does the MCU Webhead need to look like to look right? We'll find out what's in store when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.