Evidence Peter Works For S.H.I.E.L.D. In Spider-Man: Far From Home
There's been mounting evidence throughout Spider-Man: Far From Home's filming that S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to have a big role. Samuel L. Jackson teased his presence in the sequel with a photo of his Nick Fury makeup early on. He appears to be the movie's big MCU cameo after Spider-Man: Homecoming included Tony Stark in a small but important role. This led many to believe that Fury will take Peter under his wing after Avengers 4 - and possibly the death of Iron Man - to become his new mentor. It is also believed that S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to make a comeback under Fury or, at the very least, introduce the MCU's S.H.I.E.L.D. replacement Fury is working for, but not running as of Infinity War.
This belief was only strengthened when it was revealed that Cobie Smulders is appearing as Maria Hill too. Her inclusion along with Fury's points to S.H.I.E.L.D. having a large presence. With both Hill and Fury involved in Spider-Man's movie, it stands to reason that they'll be interacting with him, in some way. By all indications, Spider-Man is swapping his Avengers status for a role within S.H.I.E.L.D. (he may not even be the first Parker to work with S.H.I.E.L.D. if the movie includes the comic story where Peter's parents both worked for the agency before they died).
If Peter is working with S.H.I.E.L.D., then it highlights another change to his approach to being a hero. He's operated on his own, then started to report to Tony and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau, who is back for Spider-Man: Far From Home too). The new landscape of power could make it so Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. use Happy to communicate orders and mission updates to Peter. Sure, the young hero is on a field trip in Europe, but it appears Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. will use him as an international agent on a new mission. If this is proven to be true, then they may be responsible for Peter's latest look.
S.H.I.E.L.D. May Give Peter The Black Suit
With Peter likely working with S.H.I.E.L.D. in Spider-Man: Far From Home, it isn't difficult to imagine they would give him this new costume. Unless Peter was approached by S.H.I.E.L.D. before his trip even began, then he'd be in no way prepared to battle Mysterio and the other foes he'll encounter. He's also just a high school kid with no real job that we know of, so he can't afford to make a brand new suit of his own. Simply put, he just couldn't possibly be prepared with this new suit as Far From Home picks up almost immediately after Avengers 4 ends.
For reference, here's the best look yet at the black stealth/noir suit:
Spiderman: Far from home in Liberec pic.twitter.com/ha8QLPDiEd— Veronika Knapová (@KnapovaVeronika) October 1, 2018
As you can see, this is a very different look than Peter's previous suits. While the new suit does have a certain homemade quality to it, this isn't a hoodie and sweatpants thrown together by a teenager. It certainly isn't as high-tech as what Stark designed for him either, but is also incredibly tactical. Basically, it feels exactly the type of look a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent would have with the padding, armor, and dark color design. That may even be a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the top right of his chest, although it's impossible to say with certainty at this point. If this is the case, then who is to say that the suit isn't equipped to help him do S.H.I.E.L.D.'s bidding better and easier? The Spider-Man Noir suit is clearly a major inspiration for the design and made him able to withstand bullets in the comics. If the MCU's version is a melding of the noir and stealth suits (and maybe even a dash of Spider-Armor), giving him the ability to become invisible or be bullet resistant in some areas would certainly help.
Peter following S.H.I.E.L.D. dress code is certainly a new addition, but Fury giving him the suit would further highlight the espionage nature of the movie. Indeed, Captain America had a stealth suit of his own for Captain America: The Winter Soldier for his spy missions, so why wouldn't Spider-Man? Their agents have always operated in dark colored clothing, and it'd be no different for Spider-Man if he's aligned himself with them now.
We know Spidey will go all over Europe tracking down someone (presumed to be Mysterio) and if he's already there, why wouldn't S.H.I.E.L.D. use him and give him a new suit that could help him not be noticed as easily? Since it isn't officially confirmed how Peter gets this new suit or why, S.H.I.E.L.D. helping out their newest recruit in Spider-Man: Far From Home by giving him his black suit makes a lot of sense.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019