Three years after “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” crashed and burned, Sony Pictures is trying again with the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. This time though the odds are much more in their favour, thanks to Marvel Studios’ involvement and a winning new take on Peter Parker played by Tom Holland whom audiences very warmly received during “Captain America: Civil War”.
One change between that film and this will be Spider-Man’s suit, which is getting several tech upgrades thanks to Tony Stark. The L.A. Times has done a feature piece explaining the various enhancements to the outfit. These include:
Peter Parker’s Little Helper
The detachable chest piece transforms into a drone and sends information back to the suit.
GPS Tracking System
The classic spider tracer has been upgraded with a holographic display and complex GPS system.
Upgraded Web Shooter
Enhanced web shooters with multi-settings, a variety of webbing and a laser targeting system.
Explosive Web Snares
The snares automatically deploy upon approaching targets.
Spider-Man’s web wings act like a glider — a kid’s fantasy come to movie life.
The new Spidey vision shows emotion but also reflects different functions of the suit. Flip to a different spider mode and the eyes will display the change.
The suit’s auto-fit adjusts to the user, but that doesn’t mean anyone can slip it on. It’s adaptable “within reason,” director Jon Watts warns.
Director Jon Watts says many of the new gadgets originate from the earliest days of the comics. but the real challenge was building the practical suit as the one in ‘Civil War’ was almost all computer generated.
Additionally, co-producer Eric Carroll revealed to Cinema Blend that the film boasts a sequence directly inspired by the 1980s cinematic classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”:
“They go through this great Ferris Bueller-inspired chase through this neighborhood, where these guys from the Shocker, they got in one good clock. Spider-Man was not expecting that. So they get a jump on him, they tear off, and Spider-Man gives chase. It’s a lot of fun. He’s running through people’s backyards, he’s encountering friendly dogs, things like that. We think it’s going to be one of the signature sequences in the film.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is slated to open in cinemas in July.
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