When one thinks of Spider-Man, the first image that comes to mind is Peter Parker wearing the traditional red and blue, web pattern-adorned, wide-eyed costume that he's chiefly worn in the comics and other media adaptations since his introduction in 1962. However, while Peter hasn't worn nearly as many different types of Spider-suits as Tony Stark has Iron Man suits, the Web-Slinger has been through a fair amount of wardrobe changes over the decades. So far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland's Spidey has donned three different costumes, and now it looks like a fourth one is on the way, as new peeks at Spider-Man: Far From Home show our intrepid hero wearing what looks like an all-black suit.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is smack dab in the middle of principal photography, and some set photos shows Spider-Man attached to the side of a ferris wheel at nighttime while wearing a black costume, with only those wide eyes and the web-shooters making him easily noticeable. You can look look at the pictures for yourself on Instagram, but this outfit resembles the symbiote suit he wore in the mid-to-late '80s, which he later modeled a few non-living costumes after, as seen below.
However, before some of you get too excited, this black suit in Spider-Man: Far From Home does not mean Peter Parker is getting quality symbiote time. With Venom, like its fellow Spider-Man spinoffs, being separate from the MCU (for now), you can be sure that Far From Home is staying far away from that corner of the Spidey mythology. Besides, Peter will have enough to deal with this in the movie from Mysterio, and as we learned from Spider-Man 3, shoehorning in Venom is not a good idea.
Back in June, Spider-Man: Homecoming costume designer Louise Frogley said that while she isn't working on Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel would show some costume changes to reflect Peter Parker becoming "more like man and not teenager." So it was to be expected that Spidey would wear a different suit in Far From Home, although I hope we still get to see him in his classic duds. As for what the black suit's purpose is, that's unclear, but since it's not at all flashy and blends into the night well, I'm guessing it's meant to keep Peter incognito. After all, sometimes being a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man means maintaining a low profile during certain missions.
As mentioned earlier, this black suit in Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the fourth Spider-Man costume to be featured in the MCU. When Peter Parker was first starting out in the superhero game, he just scrounged together a homemade suit and a pair of goggles to help focus his enhanced senses, but upon meeting Tony Stark, he was given the Spider-suit we all know and love, which in this continuity is packed with all sorts of technological goodies. Peter briefly went back to his hoodie and long johns look in Spider-Man: Homecoming when Tony took away his classic suit, but by the end of the movie, he was back to looking like traditional Spider-Man. Then came Avengers: Infinity War, where Tony put Peter in the Iron Spider suit (as seen above) when they made a beeline for outer space trying to stop Ebony Maw. The Iron Spider is even more technologically impressive that the classic Spidey suit, so it will be interesting to see if the black suit comes close to matching Iron Spider's capabilities or if it was designed to emphasize certain features over others.
When we last saw Spider-Man in the MCU, he had sadly been dusted by the Thanos snap, leading all of us to question why our eyes were suddenly leaking salty discharge. However he and the other heroes who faded away are brought back in Avengers 4, Peter Parker won't be gone from the big screen for long, as he and his friends are heading to Europe for summer vacation in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Needless to say that plot details for the sequel are still being kept under wraps, but it will involve the Wall-Crawler battling special effects expert Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, a master of illusion.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5, 2019, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, check out our Marvel movies guide to see what else the MCU has in development, as well as our 2019 release schedule to learn what non-Marvel Studios offerings are coming next year.
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