Spider-Man has got some new duds at the Disney parks. Designed by Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding, the new suit will be part of a new attraction intended to immerse park goers in the Marvel Universe.
According to Scot Drake, the Creative Executive at Marvel Global Portfolio, there's a reason behind Spidey's new costume. "The Avengers are setting up new Headquarters and training facilities around the globe to inspire all potential recruits willing to step up and become something more," he explained to DisneyParks Blog. "As part of this global initiative, Tony Stark has founded the Worldwide Engineering Brigade — or WEB for short— to develop advancements in super-powered technology, including new enhancements to Spider-Man’s suit as their debut project. By bringing together the world’s brightest young inventors, the WEB is creating new interfaces that will empower all of us to join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest."
A production sketch of the upcoming WEB suit can be seen below.
Drake also teased several more surprises for audiences. "Besides introducing WEB, we can’t wait to debut a brand-new, cutting-edge interface as part of this fun, interactive attraction. Through a blend of never-before-seen technology and practical effects, guests will get to experience for themselves what it is like to have the abilities of a Super Hero," he previewed.
The suit can be seen now in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. It will soon be brought over to Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort -- and, later, to other locations.
Opening July 5, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.