Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spidey Gets an Upgrade

Followers of '60s version of Spider-Man will be glad to know that in the next film, their friendly neighborhood hero will get a classic upgrade. Costume improvements will be by a fellow Avenger and it has been revealed in the 15-second teaser for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (in theaters 7 July).

The clip, below, reveals that Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, has given the superhero suit worn by Peter Parker (Tom Holland) a "minor upgrade." The new costume includes something not yet seen on any cinematic Spider-Man: web wings.

Spider-an cannot fly, but he can glide through the air. The arm webs are a classic part of Spider-Man’s look, dating back to his original 1962 appearance in Marvel comics.

When artist John Romita took over the character from co-creator Steve Ditko in the late '60s, the web wings were gradually discarded. But the latest onscreen Spider-Man seems pretty psyched about them. "This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!" he says in the teaser.

The short clip — which is shot from the lo-fi point-of-view of Holland’s Parker — features Jon Favreau in the role of Tony Stark’s bodyguard Happy Hogan.

This early, several comic afficionados hailed the decision to go back to the original source material and not succumb to the pressure from those who want to make a Latino Spider-Man for the sake of diversity. Peter Parker, a Caucasian student, has always been Spider-Man and will always be one.

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