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Like most superheroes, Spider-Man has gone through many costume changes over the decades, and the Spider-Man movies have shown the Web-Slinger in a variety of different outfits. Spider-Man: Far From Home, however, is kicking things up a notch, because Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will wear four different costumes in just one movie.
Spider-Man will start out in Spider-Man: Far From Home wearing his Iron Spider suit and Homecoming suit (which Tom Holland calls “very dear” to his heart), but during the sequel he’ll also don a new stealth suit and the “Upgraded Suit.” Regarding the stealth suit, this is Holland’s most preferred suit, for which the actor explained thusly:
… There’s the stealth suit, which is my favorite suit because it’s totally different and totally fresh. The idea behind the suit is Peter Parker doesn’t want to be seen as Spider-Man in Europe. It’s kind of Captain America-like, with a Spider-Man twist… And it also looks pretty badass.
As costume supervisor Graham Churchyard noted in Sony’s latest promotional video for Spider-Man: Far From Home, Nick Fury loans this all-black costume, which comes from the “S.H.I.E.L.D. special ops world” to Peter Parker to maintain a low profile while he’s active in Europe. The trouble with that is that it’s not like the stealth suit has a camouflage mode; people are still seeing Spider-Man shooting backs and dodging danger, requiring Ned to try to convince Betty Brant that this isn’t the real Spider-Man, but just some European knock-off.
While Spider-Man’s stealth suit is definitely more low-tech compared to what Tony Stark gave them, it gets bonus points for resembling what Spider-Man Noir wears in the comics. Direct Jon Watts also joked that the stealth suit previously belonged to Black Widow and was tailored to fit Peter; such a move certainly would have been fiscally sound on Nick Fury’s part, as presumably he doesn’t have as many resources to draw on compared to when he was overseeing S.H.I.E.L.D.
Then we have the “Upgraded Suit,” which looks almost identical to the costume Peter Parker wore for the majority of Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the exception of the blue areas being black and the spider-symbol on the back being white. Here’s what Tom Holland had to say about this outfit:
So the black and red suit is quite like wearing a work of art. It looks so realistic that it feels like you should be able to climb walls and you should be able to shoot webs, and the way that it’s made is an homage to the godfather of the MCU.
Although Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben did exist in the MCU, Tony Stark served as Peter’s main father figure on screen in this franchise, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will see Peter still grieving for the man who mentored him in the ways of being a proper superhero. Rather than the “Upgraded Suit” being something Tony was working on for Peter pre-Infinity War, Peter put together this costume all on his own, reminding folks that Peter is quite the genius.
The “Upgraded Suit’s” features include web wings and a glide stabilizer, but we still haven’t learn specifically what will lead to Peter Parker breaking out this costume during Spider-Man: Far From Home. Regardless, the suit serves as a way for Peter to honor Tony Stark, and in real life, Tom Holland appreciates the suit because it looks like it actually could allow the individual wearing it to pull off Spider-Man feats.
Peter Parker was hoping for his trip to Europe with his classmates to be a superhero-free outing, but Spider-Man: Far From Home will see Peter being recruited by Nick Fury and Maria Hill to battle the Elementals alongside Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, who claims to be from another Earth. Far From Home will be the final Phase 3 MCU movie, but we can reasonably assume it won’t be the last we see of Spidey’s corner in this franchise.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more coverage. In the meantime, find out what other movies are coming out later this year in our 2019 release schedule.