Peter Parker's new stealth suit in Spider-Man: Far From Home is from Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) to preserve his hidden identity. Much of the narrative details for the upcoming Sony and Marvel partnership were kept under wraps since the film hinges on the events of Avengers: Endgame. But with Avengers 4 now out and the spoiler ban already lifted, fans are given more context as to what they can expect in a post-Endgame world beginning with the release of Far From Home's trailer establishing how Peter gets entangled with Fury and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Fresh from his return from the dead following the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Peter Parker goes on a much-needed European vacation with his school friends. But Fury ropes him for a mission that would deal with the direct implications of Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) snap which apparently opened a portal to the multiverse where Quentin Beck is apparently from. Parker's reluctant to dive right back in to his old superhero life, especially with him still grieving the death of his mentor. But one of the other reason holding him back is the risk of revealing his real identity, which Fury effectively solves with the stealth suit.
Speaking with Screen Rant during a visit on the set of Far From Home last summer at Leavsden UK, producer Eric Carroll talked about Spider-Man's black suit (officially called the Stealth Suit) that will allow him to go on missions without people being able to link Parker to the web-slinging hero. The new costume doesn't have the additional bells and whistles of the suits that Stark made, and is reminiscent of the S.H.I.E.L.D. garb that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) wore but without the organization's patch - reinforcing the idea that it's now defunct. Parker particularly asks to keep the goggles "because they help him focus his Spidey senses," but to make it look low-tech compared to his previous costumes, he would have to operate them manually. "We thought it was funny to for Nicky Fury to give a suit to Spider-Man that was just basically a tactical black jacket with pants and then slap the glasses on. So we, again, just thought it was a fun juxtaposition with what he usually wears that will hopefully highlight the differences and the fun in that relationship," Carroll added. Despite having several costume changes throughout Far From Home, Parker will be sporting the Stealth Suit for "more-or-less, the second act of the movie."
When asked how a suit that's not capable of much relates to how the he operates as Spider-Man in Far From Home, Holland explained that using a less powerful costume allows Peter to rely more on his powers. "It is his ability to act as Spider-Man without the world knowing that Spider-Man is there. It’s just an idea that he has to keep his identity from his friends," he added. Off screen, Holland's thrilled with this more realistic suit since he was able to actually put it on unlike previous iterations of Spider-Man's costume which were digitally created forcing Holland to wear a mo-cap suit like Mark Ruffalo and Josh Brolin as Hulk and Thanos. The Stealth Suit also took inspiration from the Spider-Man Noir and Big Time costumes.
One of the more divisive aspects of Marvel Studios' take on this Spider-Man is how advanced his suits are compared to what fans are used to in the comics. That said, with Parker's link to Stark, it makes sense that the genius, billionaire will share his tech to his prodigy, similar to what he did for Rhodey (Don Cheadle). Introducing the Stealth Suit in Spider-Man: Far From Home resolves this problem. This way, the film can highlight Parker's powers and abilities without the suit giving him any boost.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019