If fans required additional confirmation that the Iron Spider suit revealed at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, they get it the visual effects supervisor of the franchise reboot.
While peaking with Art of VFX about the work of his studio Trixter on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dominik Zimmerle was asked specifically about the design of the suit in the vault.
"The new Spider-Man suit was actually designed for one of the next installments of the MCU, and models and textures were done by [visual effects company] Framestore," said Zimmerle, whose credits also include Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron. "We took over the asset and did the lookdev based on provided concept art."
He noted that the vault itself was designed by Trixter, explaining, "Our concept art department started from the closed outside look of it to define the graphical patterns and structure. Based on that we prepared simplified geometry and approached the interior look from an animation point of view, so how well we could create some more sophisticated opening animation with the available structure. The idea was to have a clean, high tech, presentation Vault for the new suit. It should appear distinctively 'Stark' originated. Based on the feedback from the Studio we refined the interior structure and modeled, textured and look deved the Vault."
Footage from the set of Infinity War has shown actor Tom Holland in a motion-capture suit, suggesting Peter Parker dons the Iron Spider suit in the Avengers sequel. That was seemingly confirmed by a leaked image and a description of the footage screened at the D23 Expo.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.