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Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a giant behemoth of superheroes, there are certain characters that stand out among the rest. Spider-Man is one of those favorites, despite Tom Holland's short tenure in the MCU. While much of the MCU after Avengers 4 is a mystery to the public, we know that Spider-Man: Homecoming's upcoming sequel will be the first film post-phase three. Obviously any plot details have the potential to spoil the contents of Avengers 4, but some of the first teases from the upcoming sequel have been revealed. Namely, that we should expect big changes to Spider-Man's suit. As Homecoming's costume designer Louise Frogley recently revealed,
I am not actually working on that film, but the costumes will have very big changes because, in the film, Spider-Man becomes more like man and not teenager.
It looks like Peter Parker is going to be getting a superhero suit that is more fitting for an older hero. And considering the trauma and intergalactic adventure that Spidey had in Infinity War, he's likely going to be shaken from his first bonafide mission as an Avenger.
Louise Frogley's comments to India West are sure to make sense to anyone who saw Avengers: Infinity War. Spider-Man had a fairly large arc in the Russo Brothers' ensemble film, joining Tony Stark in pursuing Thanos into space. This brings him all the way to Titan, where he'd able to link up with heroes like Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Spider-Man was ultimately one of the myriad characters who simply ceased to exist once Thanos acquired all the Infinity Stones. Peter's apparent death brought one of Infinity War's most heartbreaking moments, as the teenaged superhero begged for his life to his mentor, Tony Stark. It's currently unclear if/how Peter will eventually be brought back from the dead, but there's no way the character is going to come back unscathed. Plus, what about Aunt May? Did she end up alone in this world?
Peter Parker's three film arc in the MCU has been very much about growing up, with his suit often reflecting that journey. While he was stopping petty crime in Queens, Peter wore a homemade costume. He was eventually gifted a high tech suit when recruited by Tony Stark, which attempted to monitor his progress and slowly unlock its abilities. Ultimately the gloves came off with Infinity War, as the Iron Spider suit allowed him to truly unleash his abilities alongside Iron Man's tech.
While it's unclear exactly how Spider-Man will rejoin the MCU and lead his own solo movie with Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel, whats is clear is how much the fans have responded to the character. And with so many Marvel leads possibly leading the universe after Avengers 4, he may be the saving grace the shared universe needs. Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel will arrive on July 5th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.