One staple of the character of Spider-Man is the Spider Sense that he got from the radioactive spider bite. There have been two different ways this ability was portrayed from a cinematic perspective, one noticeable one was the way The Amazing Spider-Man 2 used slow-motion to effectively show how his senses worked. In a rather surprising move, it seems that this ability will not be shown in a creative manner in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film, as director John Watts pointed out in an interview with Cinemablend.
I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider Sense in the previous films, so we didn’t really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films. But I do think it is a really interesting thing to explore.
It actually makes a lot of sense not to dive in too deep into his abilities, especially given that we had two very distinct franchises on the famous wall-crawler. We did get a small glimpse at his ability, as Spider-Man actually showed his powers through the way he reacted in the fight against the Winter Solider and Falcon. Yet he was surprised by Ant-Man’s attack, which his sense would normally react and he may have seen the fact that he was in danger. There have been many instances when he did get his classic tingling warning him of any upcoming dangers, but was unsure where they were coming from. As soon as Ant-Man showed any hostility it was already too late to react. Hopefully we will see his sense kick in much later, as it may also still be evolving since he has only received his powers for a small amount of time.
What are your thoughts on the matter? How would you like to see his Spider Sense’s be shown in the MCU later down the line?