By allowing Spider-Man to cross into the MCU for Captain America: Civil War, Sony may have given us the most believable origin story for a Spidey suit yet. Every feature film iteration of the wall-crawler has sported a look that required professional costume designers thousands of dollars to assemble, making it hard to believe that even a genius teenager on a budget could have assembled them. But Tom Holland’s Peter Parker got his courtesy of billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man.
Going into his first solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland will be sporting the most technologically advanced Spidey suit yet. In addition to those focusing lenses that mimic his comic book expressiveness, we’re promised he’ll have a few more tech tricks up his sleeves.
Following in the footsteps of his MCU acting brethren, Tom Holland recently visited a children’s hospital to give sick kids a chance to meet big screen superheroes in person. Seacrest Studios Atlanta recently posted an interview (see below) they did with Holland while he was visiting.
Holland was asked how many Spidey suits he has to rotate through on set to continue looking so fresh and so clean. Holland’s answer was illuminating about the process of maintaining a heroic image on screen.
“I break them quite a lot because I have to do a lot of stunts – flips and stuff – so they rip… We have like 20 suits, I think, that we alternate, and this is actually what we would call a beauty suit, which means it is like picture ready, and then we have a stunt suit, which isn’t as nice as this one.”
Even with a professional costume team, simply having one suit that looks great, but is durable enough for regular heroics isn’t quite attainable. Naturally, Holland’s stunt team will likely have suits built that fit them more snugly, but the idea that Holland himself requires around twenty on a regular basis, just to mimic one is pretty mind blowing. Let’s hope Tony gave Peter a whole closetful of high tech super suits. It sounds like he’ll need them with all the villains lining up to fight him in Homecoming.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more updates on Spider-Man: Homecoming as they hit.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Ryan Seacrest Foundation