A rather interesting surprise almost found its way into Marvel’s latest film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. One highlight of the film was the fact that we actually got to see the home made costume, which Peter Parker used before he got an updated version from Tony Stark that was prominently shown during the events of Captain America: Civil War. However, many wondered what the costume would look like, as it was only teased briefly in YouTube footage and when Peter hides it from Stark. The film does prominently feature the costume, which pretty much stays in line with that of his original design.
One rather interesting surprise is the fact that the costume may have looked quite different at some point in the film’s production. Taking inspiration from the famous yet controversial Clone Saga storyline, his costume of choice might have been a very well done replica of the Scarlet Spider costume, which even would’ve featured Ben Reilly’s version of the Spider symbol.
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#tbt It's funny how somethings come full circle. I didn't think my homemade Spider-Man mask would be one of them. There were a few attempts but when I was 17 years old, using my moms sewing machine and fabrics from @joann_stores I made my own Spider-Man mask. Peter Parker could be any of us. That's one of the reasons why Spider-Man is one of the coolest superheroes of all time. Even at 17 years old I still felt like I could be Spider-Man 😆 @tomholland2013 captured this Peter/Spidey so perfectly. He is hands down my favorite movie Spider-Man. Can't wait to see him back playing Spidey! This version of the homemade suit is directly based off of my own creation. I will be posting more unused concepts over the next few weeks. The costume is based on the Scarlet Spider, which was designed by Tom Lyle, and I was going for a McFarlane look with the head. #spidermanhomecoming #spiderman #marvel #homemade #cosplay #costume #costumedesign #comics #ryanmeinerding #peterparker #tomholland #throwbackthursday
It is a great design that would’ve been a nice tribute to the comic origins, but it is better that they did not end up going with this version. If they did use this design, it may have hindered any potential for a clone saga story down the line. The design used in the film does have some small elements that did survive and we could see this design return later down the line, if they decide to introduce the world to Ben Reilly.
What are your thoughts on the design? Would you have preferred this one, or do you prefer the one used in the film?