Peter Parker is getting some slick new duds in Spider-Man’s second solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In December 2018, Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience played host to a splashy rollout for the Homecoming
One of the most exciting surprises was a new black Spider-suit, built for stealth, which we’ll get to see in action when Spider-Man: Far From Home sees release on July 2019. This won’t be the first time we’ve gotten to see Peter Parker rock an upgraded outfit in the MCU.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first standalone feature for Tom Holland’s version of the wall-crawler, the burgeoning hero initially wore a low-fi homemade suit before slipping into the high-tech outfit Tony Stark designed for him.
At the time, that suit was the most technologically-advanced outfit we’d ever seen Spider-Man wear onscreen, with flash and flair and an AI assistant to rival Iron Man’s armor. But while Tony Stark played a big part in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it doesn’t look as though the character will be appearing at all in Far From Home.
The absence of Iron Man has led some fans to conclude that Avengers: Endgame will mark Mr. Stark’s swan song, but we’re not too sure about that yet. A lot needs to be explained in the MCU’s story between now and Far From Home’s release, like how exactly Peter is going to be coming back to life.
To be honest, this whole movie should come with a spoiler alert.
Instead of an assist from Stark Industries, it looks like Far From Home will instead feature Peter getting some help from former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury, and considering their super-spy bona fides, they may well have had a hand in getting Peter his sleek new stealth suit.
In stark contrast to the ultra-high-tech Iron Spider suit featured in Avengers: Infinity War, the stealth suit features a decidedly more low-tech aesthetic. Blurry photos of the new suit have been circulating around the internet since Far From Home started filming, but now we’ve got the first official look at the new duds. The photo shows Spider-Man star Tom Holland suited up in the sleek costume, perched on what looks like the edge of a window.
The new black suit has almost no resemblance to the classic black symbiote suit, and it’s also much more low-tech than the stealth suit from the Spider-Man PS4 game. This take on the stealth suit looks to be composed of a fine mesh underlayer, with several tactical accessories.
There’s a flak jacket-like chest piece, complete with a visible zipper, and eyepieces in the classic Spidey shape. It also features thigh pads, shin-high boots, fingerless gloves, and spiffy black web-shooters.
In an interesting turnaround from the Iron Spider suit, this getup actually looks like something a well-funded teenager could put together for themselves, which should be a boon for hopeful cosplay enthusiasts.
Beyond the new black super suit, we don’t know a great deal about what’s going to go down in Far From Home.
We know that a great deal of the stories will be taking place in Europe, far away from Spidey’s typical haunts of Queens and Manhattan, hence the title. And we also know that Jake Gyllenhaal will be taking on the young Avenger as the nefarious trickster villain Mysterio.
But beyond those broad ideas, very few actual plot details have emerged about the movie, meaning that it isn’t clear what kind of sneaky missions might necessitate the new threads.
Will Spider-Man be sneaking into some secret facility? Or will he be slinging himself around European vistas while in hiding from his enemies? For now, it’s up in the air. While we don’t know what the suit will be for, exactly, the inspiration for the suit’s design seems clear.
The stealth suit bears more than a passing resemblance to the outfit worn by a character named Spider-Man Noir, an alternate universe version of Spider-Man who’s appeared in both the comic books and the Sony animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
But enough about the new black suit, what’s going on with Peter’s default outfit? In October 2018, Tom Holland showed off a revamped version of his classic Homecoming suit during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s a fairly simple redesign, swapping out the blue portions of the original suit for black.
The stealth version, on the other hand, is like nothing we’ve ever seen Spidey wear onscreen before, even the black symbiote suit from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
But while Spider-Man’s outfit is going dark again, we’re pretty sure he’ll be keeping his sunny personality this time around. A dark and gritty Spider-Man? That sounds like the last thing audiences want.