As cinematic superhero costumes go, Spider-Man has enjoyed one of the most faithful adaptations from page to screen. All of his costumes, as seen in six films since 2002, have stuck very closely to his classic comic book design. There is one feature from Spidey’s original design, however, that has been missing… until now. Spider-Man is getting his web wings in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Web wings debuted with the rest of Spider-Man’s costume on the cover of Amazing Fantasy #15 on August 10, 1962, as drawn by Steve Ditko for a story written by Stan Lee. Over the decades, the web wings have come and gone depending on artists’ preferences, but they’ve never made it to the big screen. Marvel Studios has taken this opportunity to add one last classic touch to the Spider-Man costume that audiences have never seen before.
Giving credit where credit is due, Joblo actually had the scoop on web wings back in May and today’s footage merely serves as confirmation. Joblo also successfully uncovered how Peter Parker (Tom Holland) procures the wings. Most of what was shown at CCXP today will probably be in the first trailer, which is expected soon, but if you don’t want to know how the web wings come into play, then read no further.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is the maker of the web wings. This is sure to raise a few eyebrows since Peter Parker, known for his inventing prowess, was already given a major suit upgrade by Stark in Captain America: Civil War. Some will argue that this makes Spider-Man’s costume one big piece of Stark tech, which is true, but not to be dismissed is the fact the Peter invented an original version of the costume and the trademark web-shooters.
Peter Parker is still a successful inventor. He just has upgrades to give Spider-Man the look and functionality that a high school kid in a single income family in Queens couldn’t possibly afford. Even the greatest of inventors are ultimately limited to the raw materials they can actually scrape together on a budget.
Though Tony is the inventor of the web wings, it’s actually Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) who makes the delivery. This is interesting because the last time we saw Happy in Iron Man 3, he was employed as the “Forehead” of Security for Stark Industries, working under Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Happy hasn’t been guarding or making deliveries directly for Tony since Iron Man 2. With Pepper and Tony having split, does this mean Stark won Happy in the divorce?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is due in theaters July 7, 2017. The footage shown today has not been officially released online, but many expect a trailer to be out in time to be attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16.
Footage recap via Marvel’s Agent M, Ryan Penagos