Pretty soon there will be another new Spider-Man movie, but this version is clearly taking steps to separate itself from the rest. Spider-Man: Homecoming puts a larger focus on the high school years of Peter Parker, and obviously there's the MCU of it all. Another unique aspect is that this Spidey is practically dripping in gadgets. His Stark-approved suit holds a surprising amount of gizmos for a suit so form fitting. There's a lot to keep track of, which is why Sony and Marvel have released this video laying out just a few of the new functions of the costume.
This new vignette is all about the Stark Industries Spider-Man suit, and some of the various gadgets and functions at its disposal. Fans will remember that Tony Stark gave Peter Parker his new suit during Captain America: Civil War, and it's become pretty clear that the suit has a lot more bells and whistles than were seen in that movie. Trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming have steadily revealed more and more of the suit's capabilities, and now we have one of our best looks yet. The above clip gives names to specific web gadgets and shows off some other neat tricks as well.
Spider-Man has shown off some of his new web gadgets in previous clips and trailers, such as the now named web grenade. The suit also has more functions than we thought. In addition to the 576 web shooter combinations, the suit has plenty of tactical options. There's the reconnaissance drone that doubles as the emblem on is chest, which can be used for scouting purposes; the web wings, which allow for some form of gliding; a taser web, which sounds self-explanatory; a listening device that allows him to listen to secret conversations from far away; and a "super jump," whatever that means. This Spidey is just jam packed with the goods.
We could certainly argue that maybe there's a bit too much tech in this suit (the AI is logical but a bit much), but that judgment should probably be reserved for after the movie. Spider-Man is known for using gadgets, but this is a LOT. However, if they serve a purpose in the overall movie, then who am I to nitpick this relatively minor detail?
Spider-Man: Homecoming features the return of Spider-Man to Marvel, thanks to an unprecedented team-up with Sony. The movie focuses on the high school life of Peter Parker as he balances his personal life while being a costumed crimefighter. The story focuses on Peter trying to prove himself to Tony Stark by going up against the Vulture, an angry supervillain with a vendetta against Stark. The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, and Zendaya.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to hit theaters on July 7, 2017. To learn everything you possibly can about the film, here's everything we know so far.