Inevitably, there’s been an upgrade to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man suit which was teased in a short clip presented at Comic Con Experience 2016 Brazil. Here’s the description to the trailer!
“The scene begins with the camera in first person, as the vision of Peter Parker. We see Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), who asks the young man to hurry. “What is this?” Asks Hogan. “It’s my suit,” Parker replies. We see only the sleeves of the uniform and the web-shooters. “You did not get the package?” Hogan asks. Parker then finds a package on the table with a note from Tony Stark: “some minor upgrades”.
The next scene shows Spider-Man on top of a building. When he jumps, small wings similar to the drawings of Steve Ditko and John Romita appear. The “wings” range from the waist to the middle of the arm and maintain the blend of retro and technological of the uniform seen in Captain America: Civil War.”
OH MY GOODNESS! This is AMAZING news to hear and I can’t wait to see this trailer which is hopefully the one attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!
Why Does Spider-Man Have Web Wings?
Once in awhile, especially in the older Spidey comic books, Spider-Man was always drawn with arm pit webbings as a feature of his costume. Steve Ditko, co-creator and artist, drew them to provide more decoration to the suit.
Ditko drew the webbing under the arms for years on and off. As a result, the size continued to grow making them look like wings and readers, along with artists, examined whether they had any other purpose.
The evolution of the Spider-Man costume was continued with John Romita who drew them smaller to the point where he eventually stopped incorporating them on the suit.
Are Spider-Man’s Web Wings Useless?
Simply, YES his arm pit webbing is completely useless. Spider-Woman’s underarm webbing was actually vital to her costume because it helps her fly, unlike Spider-Man’s where it’s used solely for visual effect. I’m not complaining because I’ve always loved how it looks and it’ll be spectacular to see it finally adapted onto the big screen.
Can Spider-Man Homecoming Make The Web Wings Useful?
ABSOLUTELY! I love that they are using the arm pit webbings because it’s paying homage to Ditko’s original creation when it was first debuted in Amazing Fantasy Vol 1 Issue #15! There were numerous things that Spider-Man was able to create with his webbing.
They have a great opportunity to implement that aspect of Spider-Man’s abilities and creativeness as a kid if they use expand the resources the webbing provides. For example, if he runs out of webbing from his web shooter on his wrist while swinging in between buildings he can land safely with the guidance of the wings. If not, he could make a parachute since it’ll match the tone of the character, after all, he has done it before!
I’m extremely excited for Spider-Man Homecoming and to see that beautiful suit on the big screen for the very first time. It’s going to be the ultimate experience. Thank you so much for reading my article!