Spider-Man Costume in ‘Homecoming’ to Feature … Wings?

Sony screens new footage revealing a retro updgrade to the webslinger’s duds in the upcoming movie

Last Updated: December 2, 2016 @ 10:57 AM

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.

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.

Spider-Man costume

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:

Sony declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be released in theaters July 7th.