All the trailers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have revealed a variety of Spider-Man costumes which will appear through the course of the movie. Now that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker has been incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Into the Spider-Verse is the start of a new phase for Sony’s Spider-Man films.
This animated film charts Spider-Man’s successor, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), as he attempts to assume the mantle – and the responsibilities – that come with being a legendary superhero. As such, Into the Spider-Verse is Miles’ first movie adventure, following his comic book debut in 2011. Yet Miles is not the only incarnation of Spider-Man to be receiving his first foray into film history. Joining him in his quest to save the multiverse are several Spider-beings, including Spider-Man Noir (Nicholas Cage), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) who have, similarly, never been adapted for the big-screen before.
Among these newcomers stands an exasperated Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), yet, unlike his previous movie incarnations, Into the Spider-Verse's Peter is the oldest version audiences have seen thus far on the big screen. During his many years of super heroism, Peter has crafted series of costumes to combat his foes, much like his comic book counterpart. Indeed, they are all displayed in a hall of costumes – similar like Iron Man’s armor suits – and they can be seen when the team of Spider-people take refuge in his base. Here is a guide to all of the Spider-Man costumes that have been noticed in Into the Spider-Verse thus far.
- This Page: The Classic Costume, The Stealth Suit, & More
- Page 2: The Advanced Suit, The Caped Costume, & More
Spider-Man’s Classic Costume
First off, there's Peter Parker’s classic Spider-Man costume. After all, Spider-Man would not be the character that audiences know and love without that iconic red and blue jumpsuit. Designed by Steve Ditko for Spidey’s first appearance in 1962, the uniform remains immediately recognizable, even if it has been subtly altered over the years. The lenses have expanded, the web patterning has become more angular, and the spider logo has gone through umpteen variations as time as progressed. However, the basic shapes within the outfit remain consistent.
Peter is seen wearing this costume across all of Into the Spider-Verse’s trailers, but rarely is it complete. Certainly, his boots, gloves and mask are frequently missing, and he has supplemented this casual look with an everyday jacket and trousers. It’s worth noting that, like many modern iterations of Spider-Man, this Peter Parker hasn’t incorporated any underarm webbing into his classic suit.
The “Big Time” Stealth Suit
Thanks to its huge, glowing green spider emblem, the Stealth Suit (also known as the Big Time costume) is immediately noticeable among Spider-Man’s many uniforms. First appearing at the start of the Big Time arc of 2010-11, the Stealth Suit is one of the newest costumes to feature in the upcoming movie.
Like most of these uniforms, Spidey created this iteration himself, but he installed several different modes which change the color of the costume’s eyes and logo. The red version of this suit is commonly attributed to Peter’s clone, Kaine. Furthermore, the Big Time costume also has the ability to bend light and sound, which Spidey used to great effect against the Hobgoblin in the aforementioned story. It remains to be seen whether these capabilities – and the suit itself – will be utilized during Into the Spider-Verse.
The Dusk Outfit
In a recent Into the Spider-Verse trailer, an all-black costume briefly appears next to the Caped Costume (more on that later). At first glance, it could be mistaken for Venom's Symbiote suit. But unlike that famous outfit, this suit has darkened lenses and lacks a sprawling chest spider. In fact, it lacks any manner of spider iconography at all. There’s only one suit that matches that description, and it originates in a story where Peter Parker wasn’t Spider-Man at all.
The late 1990s saw the beginning of the Identity Crisis arc, which was another difficult time for Spider-Man. Web-slinging became very complicated for Spider-Man after Norman Osborn framed the wall-crawler for murder. To prove his innocence – and continue crime-fighting – Peter assumed several new identities, including Hornet, Prodigy, and Ricochet. In Spider-Man #90, he added Dusk to that list. The costume (which he had acquired during an adventure in the Negative Zone) allowed Peter to blend into dark areas, and its underarm “wings” allowed him to glide for short distances. Spidey eventually cleared his name and soon retired the Dusk identity. But Peter decided to keep the costume in storage – an action which Into the Spider-Verse has clearly replicated.
Spider-Armor Mark I
While examining the Dusk outfit, another similarly subdued Spidey outfit can be seen in the same shot. Hewing closer to the Classic costume’s design, the red and blue tights are instead colored dark grey and black. This could be one of two suits: the Negative Zone, or the first iteration of the Spider-Armor. Given that it’s positioned immediately next to the Mark II Armor in the display, the latter seems more likely.
The first Spider-Armor appeared only briefly in the main Marvel universe, when Peter created it to fight the New Enforcers. Yet it soon proved to be a beloved alternate costume, especially after it featured in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and the Spider-Man video game of 2000.
Spider-Armor Mark II
Sleeker and shinier than its predecessor, the Mark II can be easily noticed in the newest Into the Spider-Verse trailer. Readers may notice that it takes several visual cues from the Big Time suit, especially through its massive spider insignia. Indeed, the Mark II first appeared only six issues after the Stealth Suit, when Spidey needed its bullet-proofing to compensate for the temporary loss of his Spider-Sense.
There’s no word yet on what part the Mark II will play in Into the Spider-Verse. Yet considering that Miles will still be coming to terms with his newfound powers, a suit like this could prove very useful against the both the Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) and the Spider team’s other foes.
Page 2 of 2: The Advanced Suit, The Caped Costume, & More
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018