Spider-Man’s costume will get a retro upgrade with the addition of “wings” in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” TheWrap has learned.
At the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” panel currently underway at Comic Con Experience 2016 in Brazil, Sony unveiled exclusive new footage from the upcoming film.
As a treat for attendees, Spider-Man’s brand new costume was unveiled in the footage. An attendee tweeted the following.
MEU DEUS ELES MOSTRARAM O NOVO TRAJE DO ARANHA!!! ELE TEM AS ASAS DEBAIXO DO BRAÇO!!! // NEW SUIT WITH THE WEB WINGS!!!#SpiderManHomecoming
— Guilherme Milano (@gmilano7) December 2, 2016
The translation from Portugese reads: My God, they showed the new Spider costume! He has wings under his arms!
Web wings have been a staple in Spider-Man comics for years, but haven’t appeared in previous cinematic incarnations of the webslinger.
According to other descriptions online of the footage, Spider-Man is seen flying before the end of the presentation.
The costume was created by seminal Spider-Man artist and co-creator Steve Ditko. The webbing under Spider-Man’s arms had no purpose beyond ornamentation.
The webs were something Ditko liked and continued to include, on and off, for years. When artist John Romita began drawing Spider-Man he made the webbing smaller and smaller before eventually leaving them off altogether.
Ryan Penagos, the Vice President & Executive Editor of Marvel’s Digital Media who was in attendance, hinted at the upgrade being made by Tony Stark. He tweeted:
There's a case from Tony Stark with an "upgrade" for Spidey. Then we see Spidey leap off a building, open his arms, web wings! #ccxp2016 2/?
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) December 2, 2016
Sony declined TheWrap’s request for comment.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be released in theaters July 7th.