Warning: There are potential spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Far From Home!
When it comes to Spider-Man rumors in the MCU, there are usually one of two sources: leaked pictures from the set or Tom Holland’s legendary loose lips. This time, we can’t blame Tom for the latest set pics to send fans into a frenzy. The picture in question appears to show Spider-Man in a brand new costume. Today’s Nerdist News is spinning a few webs to figure out what it means for the upcoming sequel.
Join host and the seventh member of the Sinister Six, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down the possibilities for Spidey’s dark outfit. We can probably safely dismiss the idea that it’s the Venom symbiote which became Spider-Man’s first black costume. Tom Hardy’s wearing that suit in his own solo film. And besides, the other possibilities are far more enticing.
It’s been suggested this costume could be Spidey’s stealth suit, which has the added ability to warp sound and light. Another possibility is that it could be a variation on the black ops suit Spider-Man wore in Secret War. In that storyline, Nick Fury sent Spidey and other prominent Marvel heroes on a covert mission to Latveria (Doctor Doom’s homeland) to confront a menace that was technologically upgrading several minor villains into actual threats.
Considering Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are reportedly reprising their respective roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill in Far From Home, it may lend some credibility to the Secret War rumor. Latveria may be off limits until the Fox deal closes, but Far From Home will take Peter Parker to multiple European countries. Perhaps there’s a larger purpose for Peter’s trip than an extended excursion with his classmates. Unofficial leaks and rumors have suggested many minor Spidey villains may appear in this film. A Secret War-like story could be an ideal way to explain their presence in the sequel.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. Hopefully, we’ll know more about it long before then!
What do you think about Spidey’s new suit from the latest set pictures? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!
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