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Spider-Man: Homecoming: New Look At Stark Suit in Behind-The-Scenes Image

Spider-Tracer in Spider-Man Homecoming

A new look at Spider-Man's updated suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming is circulating online. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) gets the new suit from a source not seen in previous Spider-Man films: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The character is set to play a major role in Homecoming, Spider-Man's solo debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; as seen in Captain America: Civil War, Stark designs Parker's high-tech new Spider-Man suit and also acts as something of a father figure to Parker as he mentors the title character.

Aside from offering up new gadgets - such as a built-in AI that communicates with Spider-Man in a similar fashion to Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S. - the suit plays a key part in the plot, with Stark eventually taking it back and forcing Peter back into his homemade costume.

The high-tech suit has popped up in a new behind-the-scenes photo revealing Spider-Man in costume, pre-CGI (via CBM). It shows a shot of Spider-Man through the lens of a camera, presumably between takes. It's unknown where the photo originated or who shared it in the first place, but seems likely to come from Homecoming based on the background.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Behind the Scenes Photo of Spidey Suit

The second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming emphasized the presence of multiple new Spidey suits and a whole new way of suiting up. Director Jon Watts said in a recent interview that Stark's relationship with Parker is expected to show a side of the character not yet seen in the MCU, and Stark's upgraded Spidey suit will certainly play a role in that.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is showing a lot of promise as a fresh cinematic take on Peter Parker, with a coming-of-age narrative amid the teenager's ascension to the hero's iconic stature. Of course, the presence of Stark and Spider-Man's part in the MCU is the big difference between this and the previous iterations, with it even bleeding over into how villain Vulture operates. This is overall a positive move; with Homecoming being the second time Spider-Man has been rebooted since the 2002 original, some freshness is certainly needed.

It remains to be seen how receptive moviegoers will be to a Spidey suit that contains elements like heaters and surveillance technology, although its Civil War reaction was rather positive. Watts definitely took some risks in depicting a different kind of Spider-Man from prior cinematic incarnations, but at least Spider-Man: Homecoming won't be a mere retread.

Source: CBM

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