Spider-Man is set to receive a new costume in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Black Panther’s Shuri may be its creator. Returning director Jon Watts will helm the Spidey sequel, which picks up mere moments after the epic conclusion of Avengers 4. As such, Far From Home will be the first of Marvel’s Phase 4, representing a turning point for both the web-crawling hero and the wider MCU.
In his journey to Europe, Spider-Man will have to contend with more than new customs and cuisines: he has an array of new costumes to try out. As well as his original red and blue Stark suit, Tom Holland has been spotted on set with several new costumes: a dark stealth suit, which strongly resembles the costume of Spider-Man: Noir, and a red-and-black twist on his classic outfit.
On first glance, there don't seem to be that many differences between this new costume and the Stark suit, aside from the obvious switch of blue to black. But upon closer inspection, we can surmise a few details about the costume, its maker, and the state of the MCU going forward.
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Everything We Know About The New Spider-Man Suit
The red and black coloring of Spider-Man’s new costume is a considerable departure from the red/blue combination that moviegoers will know, although is hardly new compared to the comics. Indeed, Spider-Man was originally depicted in red and black during his first comic book appearances; blue was initially used only to define his muscles and the panel’s lighting. Spider-Man: Far From Home’s suit has also been compared to Alex Ross’s sleek concept art for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and the new dark, angular design of both the Superior Spider-Man and Miles Morales costumes.
As for why Peter needs a change-up, that depends on a plot that, to this point, has been a closely guarded secret. With no Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer yet released, there’s little to suggest how this new costume’s capabilities differ from Spider-Man’s other outfits. However, we can assume that it will feature a Spidey’s usual crime-fighting paraphernalia, including web shooters, Spider-tracers, and the Spider-signal, as well as more recent MCU additions like adaptive lenses and the endearing A.I., Karen (Jennifer Connelly).
It has been speculated that Spider-Man’s stealth suit – and the darker colors of his new costume – could denote his new status as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are said to have prominent roles in Far From Home, so that's definitely a possible. But the two different suits may also highlight some other technology at Spider-Man’s disposal – and therefore hint at another plot line.
As seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home set photos, along with the newly blackened sections of the costume, there is also silver detailing on Spider-Man’s back, legs, arms, and around the chest insignia. Their sharp composition is reminiscent of the interlocking nanotechnology that forms Iron Man’s suit – as well as Black Panther’s (Chadwick Boseman) vibranium outfit. Given that Peter was scavenging for technology in dumpsters during Captain America: Civil War, it’s doubtful that he could either afford or manufacture a suit of this quality all by himself. And, with the end of Robert Downey Jr’s Marvel contract meaning Tony Stark is set to retire or pass away during the events of Avengers 4, the young Spider-Man is without his mentor and armorer. However, there is one candidate who could fill the latter gap nicely.
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- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019