The Spider-Man suits donned by Tom Holland are nothing short of unrealistic. They are more Tony-Stark-ish than being Peter-Parker-ish.
The aesthetics of MCU’s Spider-Man suits are quite distinct from its predecessors. From Tom Holland’s debut in Captain America: Civil War to phase 3 wrapping Spider-Man: Far From Home, the suits have only upgraded in a way that is very much unreal. But can we really complain?
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The Stark Made Captain America: Civil War Suit
For starters, we get the first glimpse of the web slinger’s suit is when Tony Stark [Robert Downey Jr] visits Peter Parker [Tom Holland] in Queens. Remember when he shows Peter a video of him stopping a car from colliding with a bus? We see him wearing simple clothes in the two distinct colours of blue and red along with the mask, gloves, and goggles. This is the only time we see Peter in a homemade suit, which is believable.
Spidey’s Homecoming Suit
And then things start getting, as we said above, unreal. The suit that Peter gets from Tony Stark (revealed in Spider-Man: Homecoming) does justice in no way to the original suit created by Peter, be it in the comics or the previous Spider-Man movies. Everything in the suit is mechanical and robotic.
It has a dedicated A. I called Karen, a HUD embedded in the eye lenses, a drone, a parachute, and a retractable wingsuit component. And we just do not know how to react to the suit. We understand that all this does bring him at par with the other Avengers, provided they are all pros and, well, elders. And this is also the same suit that we see in Spider-Man: Homecoming as well. The suit literally had training protocols along with different modes based on situations. Way too much for our friendly neighbourhood, don’t you think?
The Iron-Spider Suit – Avengers: Infiniti War & Endgame
This suit does make sense. After all, we cannot expect Peter to fight beings of other planets in outer space in his home-made suit. So, when Tony gave him the suit, it did make sense. A battle-ready suit in every way, the Iron-Spider suit does retain the fundamental design aesthetics we have in mind when imagining Spider-Man, like the webbing and a prominent spider logo. And by the way, the gold trimming does give the suit an attractive look. So, no complaints in this case.
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The Stealth Suit – Spider-Man: Far From Home
This is the suit that Peter gets from Nick Fury in the mission to stop the Elementals. It is black from top to bottom and seems to pay homage to the Spider-Man Noir from the Marvel comics. In the comics, Spider-Man Noir belongs to New York during the time of the Great Depression. We also see the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse where Nicholas Cage provided the voice.
In the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, the suit provides stealth to Peter meaning to hide Spider-Man’s presence in Europe. It makes him more like a spy out for a recon on Mysterio. As for the design, no webs, no spider logo, just a pure stealth suit that looks more like that of Sam Fisher’s from the Splinter Cell games. No demands here as even the noir Spidey, from the comics, didn’t have webbing or a spider logo either.
The Upgraded FFH Suit
The suit that Peter designed at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home is just OTT. Yes, we know that it was needed to fight the drones but we cannot just ignore everything for the sake of script, right? We still have etched in our minds the fact that Peter made his own suit, but not like this! The suit does everything almost verbally on Peter’s orders (much like the Karen suit). And it also makes him glide through the air, more than he should be able to. From integrated web-shooters to taser webs to protection from magnetic and sonic pulses to surreal durability, this suit has everything that it shouldn’t.
And The Thing About MCU Suit Designs Is…
Designwise, the one thing that fans are made to overlook is the webbing of the suit. It is not at all prominent and Spider-Man seems to be just in a red and blue suit which further turns into red and black at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The spider logo on the chest is more geometrical compared to its previous version and so is the one at the back. We do not see a single glimpse of the web-shooters that Peter made but only those added by Tony. And what is most irritating is the eyes that literally keep changing their focus like a camera lens (which they actually are, in the MCU films).
Well, as it stands, the MCU Spider-Man suit is needed by the Peter Parker of the MCU. Otherwise, it just doesn’t fit in our minds. Peter made his suit with his bare hands and his intellect. We even see him make his webbing shock-proof in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when fighting against Electro. This along with the homemade quality is what makes the suit so special to fans. And MCU did take things too far with it.
Nonetheless, by the end of FFH Peter indeed worked his own suit so we can’t wait to see what the next Spidey suit upgrade is going to be. Spider-sense tingling?