There are few superheroes as recognizable as Spider-Man, whose colorful costume and superhuman abilities are known around the globe. However, when Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives later this week, one of those abilities — the wall-crawler’s famed Spider-Sense — won’t be explored onscreen.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, director Jon Watts explained why, detailing that the goal was to depict the character differently, and show audiences something they hadn’t seen over the franchise’s 15-year history.
“I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider-Sense in the previous films,” he said, “so we didn’t really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films. But I do think it is a really interesting thing to explore.”
While that omission may irk some fans, it does open the door to a slightly different depiction of Spider-Man, one who can be surprised by foes. As the trailers have indicated, the Tony Stark-designed Spider-suit includes a J.A.R.V.I.S.-like artificial intelligence, which could fill the void left by the missing Spider-Sense.
Opening Friday nationwide, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
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