Marvel Digital Media Vice President and Executive Editor Ryan Penagos attended Comic Con Experience 2016 (CCXP) in São Paulo, Brazil today and revealed a lot more than comic book info. Turns out Marvel decided to show some of Spider-Man: Homecoming to fans in the crowd and gave a peak at Tom Holland’s costume upgrade courtesy of one Tony Stark.
Tony had already given Peter Parker a bit of an assist in his Captain America: Civil War debut but he’s helping him get back to the character’s roots with a new gift: web wings! They’ve never been utilized, or even seen, in live-action before and with the right execution, it should make Spidey fans very happy. According to Penagos, Holland’s Peter receives the gift from Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan, who we had previously learned would have a small role in the film.
The addition of this classic costume item was first rumored earlier this year. The look goes back to the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko era but had only been utilized here and there in the comics over the years, most notably in Todd McFarlane’s run in the ’80s. I’m really curious to see how they look in action but I can’t get the idea of a flying squirrel out of my head. The next logical thought is Squirrel Girl and oh man, how great would it look to see the two of them side by side on film?
As it stands, Holland will be starring alongside Michael Keaton, playing the villain Vulture, as well as Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, and about six thousand other people. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for a July 7, 2017 release.