When fans got their first glimpse of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in a trailer for Captain America: Civil War, the highlight for most wasn’t watching the wall-crawler swipe Steve Rogers’ shield, but rather witnessing the lenses of his mask changing to reflect his expressions. While the film further displayed that feature, new concept art for Spider-Man: Homecoming suggests we can expect an even wider range of emotions.
The illustrations depict a variety of expressions ranging from surprise to suspicion.
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The idea of the eyes of Spider-Man’s costume changing shape was first introduced in comic books as a way to convey a range of emotions on static pages. However, before Holland’s debut as Spider-Man, big-screen adaptations had similarly used static lenses, resulting in the need for a number of scenes with the hero unmasked to convey appropriate levels of emotion during dramatic sequences. Now, thanks to Marvel Studios’ costume designers and VFX experts (or Tony Stark, if you prefer), we have a wall-crawler who doesn’t have to rely strictly on dialogue and body language to convey his feelings while in costume.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Arriving in theaters July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
(via Screen Rant)