To say there’s a lot of excitement for Spider-Man: No Way Home would be an understatement. Granted, Tom Holland’s version of the Web-Slinger had already built a huge fanbase from his MCU appearances over the last five years, but considering how No Way Home is incorporating the multiverse, it’s shaping up to be the biggest Spider-Man movie yet. Of course, oftentimes superhero movie sequels have the starring protagonist receiving a new costume, and we may have gotten our first look at Peter Parker’s new suit for the threequel thanks to upcoming merchandise.
Toy tie-ins and merchandise go together like chocolate and peanut butter, and Spider-Man: No Way Home will have plenty of merchandise for the public to buy later this year, including LEGO sets. One of the these sets, which will be released on October 1, is called Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop (opens in new tab), and it sees Spidey, MJ, Doctor Strange and Wong battling what looks like a monstrous insect in the Sanctum Sanctorum. But more importantly, look at the promo artwork in the top righthand corner.
Here we have Spider-Man wearing a new suit that looks like a blend between the Iron Spider and the suit he wore at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The light gold-colored spider-emblem also reminds me of the white emblem from Peter Parker’s suit in the 2018 Spider-Man video game. While this definitely isn’t as radical a costume change as when Tom Holland’s Peter briefly had to don that stealth suit in Far From Home (a.k.a. the Night Monkey threads), it’s still a big change from what we’re used to seeing him wear while fighting crime.
It’s important to note that superhero movie toy tie-ins oftentimes contain elements that aren’t included in the actual movie. In this case, I doubt we’ll see Spidey, MJ, Doctor Strange and Wong battling an insect that’s surely come from some kind of hellish dimension. However, as far as the new costume goes, that does look like will indeed appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home, although whether Peter is wearing that at the start of the movie or gets it later on remains to be seen. And obviously it would be great to have a full-body shot of the suit to take in all its intricate details.
With Spider-Man: No Way Home still scheduled to arrive right before 2021 wraps up, hopefully we’ll get the first trailer soon, which would be a good place to show off the new suit in all its glory. As things stand now, along with Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed to reprise Doctor Strange, we’ll also reunite with Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. It’s also still heavily rumored that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s respective versions of Spider-Man will swing into the picture, but specific No Way Home plot details are still being kept shrouded in secrecy.
All our Spider-Man: No Way Home questions will be answered when the superhero flick spins its web in theaters on December 17. If you’re curious about what else the MCU is sending to the big screen, look through our upcoming Marvel movies guide.
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