The highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming is still months away, but when it finally does swing onto the big screen Tom Holland's Peter Parker won't just have The Vulture to contend with. Classic Spidey villain Shocker is also out to cause some trouble. And though we've already got an idea of what his costume looks like thanks to some set photos, that was all pre-CGI stuff. The baddie will end up looking much different by the time the movie rolls around, but now we might have a better idea of what we can expect to see. Check out this promotional material showcasing a battle between Spider-Man and Shocker.
Thanks to Eric Cameron and his Instagram account, we now might have our best look at Shocker's costume yet. Cameron attended a private event held by Hasbro, where the toy company revealed their next slate of toys -- the true ultimate spoiler of superhero movies -- for the next several months. In addition to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming had a large presence, and Cameron was able to snap a picture of some promotional material that happened to feature Shocker.
Now seeing as how this is for a toy, this costume may not be the exact same version that ends up in the film, which could go through some substantial changes before the release date. But the toy version will at least be in a similar vein to the movie, and should lay a foundation for what we're in for. With that in mind, this costume is definitely for the Shocker. It has his signature yellow quilt patches with more orange and blue thrown in (Shocker never did have the best sense of color). He also has a pair of high-tech looking goggles over his face. Finally, what would Shocker be without his vibration gauntlets, which here look much bigger and cover his whole hand. The costume does look kind of lame, but then again, so is Shocker.
In Homecoming, Herman Schultz aka Shocker is played by Bokeem Woodbine, but to what extent exactly is still unclear. Michael Keaton's Vulture will be the main Big Bad of the superhero film, and how Shocker plays into the grand scheme of things is unknown. Is he a Spider-Man 3-type villain that shares the load or is he more like the Rhino in Amazing Spider-Man 2, where he has nothing to do with the plot and just serves as a body for Spider-Man to fight?
We'll likely get better looks at Shocker as we get closer to the release date of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hits theaters on July 7, 2017. Make sure to keep checking back in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated on all things Spidey as soon as they become available.
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