The suit makes the superhero, and changes to said super suit can really send shockwaves. (Just ask Henry Cavill, who recently revealed a major change to Superman's costume for Justice League, and got fans buzzing.) We thought that Peter Parker would receive an upgrade or two to his Spider-Man costume by the time Spider-Man: Homecoming reached theaters, and this new look at a Homecoming poster starts to show off some of the visual changes being made to the wall-crawler's trademark duds.
This unofficial photograph of the Spider-Man: Homecoming poster was shared by Twitter user Tom Holland BR, though it was The Wrap who reported that the one-sheet was actually on display in Las Vegas. Apparently it was being shown at the Magic Las Vegas event, a fashion trade show being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I'm not 100% sure why a Spider-Man: Homecoming poster would be on display at a fashion trade show in Las Vegas. Perhaps there's a new line of Spidey-centric clothing that the studio wants to start selling to interested patrons?
What differences can be spotted from the last time we saw Spider-Man on screen in Captain America: Civil War? Let's see that suit one more time:
On initial pass, all of the black accents -- especially on his wrist-based web shooters -- struck me as new. Now, in looking back at the Civil War image, they are definitely more pronounced, but this is without question the suit that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) makes for Peter in the last movie. The blues and the reds are brighter and shinier, which I think helps the black to stand out, especially on the boots (where I didn't notice any black before -- even though it's definitely there) and on the arms and wrists. The mechanism on his wrist, to me, looks much bigger -- perhaps to hold more web cartridges, or to give Spider-Man better aiming capability.
The other design element that is more pronounced here is the size of the spider on his chest (still much smaller than what a we normally see in a comic book). The eyes are, sorry, eye-catching, though it's hard to sell the ability of the eyes to open and close on a poster. For that, we'll have to rely on more footage.
The pose is classic Spider-Man, though, which continues to give us hope that Marvel and Sony are going to get their first collaboration on a Web-Slinging adventure right. That being said, the posters of Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man movies weren't the problem. Most of them, in fact, were pretty damn cool.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is still filming in Atlanta, and is racing toward a July 2017 release date.
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