Heading into San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, there was no official word on whether or not Marvel would use this platform to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming. With Spidey being one of the breakout stars of Captain America: Civil War – the other being Black Panther, it would have been a bit of a surprise for Marvel Studios to not keep the character near the front of everyone’s thoughts. Not only did they end up bringing director Jon Watts and some of the cast to the event, but they had a surprise for everyone with them. Those in Hall H got a chance to see the first bit of footage from Homecoming, and the reaction was through the roof.
The footage itself, which you can find the full description of here, ended with a brief glimpse of Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) in a new look Vulture suit. Since most of us could not see this footage, Marvel released the first bit of concept art for Vulture and with that revealed a very new look for the main villain. While speaking to Collider after the panel, Jon Watts discussed the decision to change the look of his suit and how it plays into the larger story.
Well, it’s a very sort of tech based approach to how the Vulture would build a wing suit and how he would fly and it’s not just cool design, it’s a big part of the story. That, I can’t give away, but there’s some cool stuff that goes along with that.
From the very beginning, we wanted to keep it tech based just to keep it different initially from what we had seen before, just getting away from anything that was to similar to Spider-Man. It sets up a really cool thing that I don’t want to talk about yet, but they sort of work hand in hand and led to that eventual Vulture suit design.
So far the only scene we have seen Spidey’s powers on display was in the 17 minute IMAX sequence in Civil War. His unique movement style makes him perfect to be shot in IMAX and 3D. With the film already confirmed for a IMAX 3D release, we could have assumed that there would be great action sequences involved as a result. If there was any doubt left, Watts got rid of that by teasing the use of 3D.
It’ll be in 3D yeah, and there are definitely some sequences that will really lend themselves to being particularly cool in 3D.
I am personally a fan of the updated design of Vulture’s suit because it fits better in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than a man with feathered wings. The eventual confrontations with Vulture and Spidey both moving through the air and around buildings should definitely provide a unique feel to the action sequences. My mind goes back to when Falcon and Spider-Man fight in the airport, but for Homecoming replace Falcon with Vulture and a closed room with an open city. Let us know if you are a fan of the new suit in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters July 7, 2017.