As set-visit reports continue to flood the internet today, we’re learning more and more about what we should expect from Spider-Man: Homecoming in July. As we’ve already seen from trailers and the Captain America: Civil War post-credits scene, Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man will have a suit with more gadgets than any other version of Spidey we’ve ever seen on the big screen. Which makes sense, of course, given that it was designed by Tony Stark. One constant element of nearly all of Tony Stark’s suits has been a super-advanced operating system like JARVIS or FRIDAY to help strategize, offer solutions, and make wisecracks. According to Homecoming co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, Spider-Man’s suit will be no exception:

“Probably most notably, it starts talking to him, and he goes, ‘Oh, this is weird.’ And he starts asking it stuff, but he’s not super slick or Tony Stark smart, who invented the OS and did all this. He’s a kid. So he’s like, ‘Um, how do I get to where that thing is?’ And it’s like, ‘Um, I don’t know. Pretty much drive? How are you going to get there?’ And he’s like, ‘Um, if I didn’t have a car, let’s just say, how would I get there?’ And it’s like, ‘Well, if you walk…’ And he’s like, ‘No, OK, alright… I guess just give me directions and I’ll figure out the HOW I’m getting there.’”

While Peter Parker is certainly a genius, he isn’t quite as smart as Tony Stark or Bruce Banner, so it makes sense that he’ll have a bit of a learning curve for his new suit. Still, that doesn’t mean he isn’t more clever than Tony gives him credit for. Apparently, Parker is only able to access his suit’s nifty new features after overriding the “Training Wheels” protocol that Tony put in place. The film will apparently take a much more tech-based approach to some of Peter’s amazing abilities, as opposed to the “scientific accident” explanation that has been used in previous films:

“Scientific accidents gave almost everyone their powers in all five of the previous ones. So when we looked to reinvent the movie, we looked at what sort of tact we could take. And one was that all of the MCU movies try to have this quasi-plausibility, you know what I mean? As much as we can… we try to make it feel like the world we live in. And we felt like if a kid is running around in a skin-tight suit with all of these cool features, it’s probably going to be pretty high tech.”

Another major difference that well set this Spider-Man apart from his predecessors is his webbing. Easily the most iconic power in Spider-Man’s arsenal, the webbing has been depicted in various ways on screen, whether it was biological (like in the Sam Raimi films) or something that Peter invented. This version of Spidey, however, will have more than one different type of webbing, to be used in different scenarios:

“One of the ideas is that when he does this [movement] he can adjust the spray, and he can even scroll through different web settings, like spinning web, web ball, ricochet web… you know, all of the stuff we can see him do in the comics, Tony has built into this. That was sort of unlocked for him. So when he shines that, it will go [boom noise], and if he wants to shoot just the one swinging web, it will go down really small. And if he wants to web a guy to the wall, it goes [makes noise] and goes like that. It’s kind of like a DSLR camera. He can shoot without it, or he can hold that thing a second, get his aiming right, and really choose a web to shoot.”

Speaking of Spidey’s webs, Homecoming is apparently using practical effects to portray the wall-crawler’s web fluid:

“That’s a practical effect, by the way. A chemist helped us figure out what would melt good together to give us that length of [Laughter] webby fluid liquid. So that was something we actually shot,”

There are sure to be plenty more gadgets that are being held back as a surprise, but Carroll did tease a scene in the film where Spider-Man is still figuring out how to use some of his new features:

“My favorite gizmo that the suit has… there’s a very funny sequence in the movie because of something he can do with his vision in the suit… he can sort of alter what he sees and how he sees things, and it’s really funny to see. It’s almost like the first time you play a video game and the controls are all funny, and it’s really funny seeing him look like a badass, but inside panic and not know what to do.”

What sorts of gadgets do you want to see Peter use in Spider-Man: Homecoming? With decades of comic book history, there’s a lot to choose from! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: /Film