During the post-credits scene for “Captain America: Civil War,” fans were met with one final look at Peter Parker, and also got to be wowed by a gadget that no one had seen before. If you don’t remember, Parker has a device on his wrist that projects a giant Spider-man signal onto his ceiling, complete with various symbols and lights. Ever since, fans have tried to speculate on just what that scene was all about.
The motion graphics team at Perception studio have broken down the idea behind the signal, and how it came to be. The folks at Perception have been involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since “Iron Man 2,” when they were brought on to create some small design elements. Eventually, that task blew into nearly 125 various shots, and soon they were the team that created most of Tony Stark’s digital gadgetry that we see throughout the movie and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The idea for the “Spidey-Signal,” as they call it, was to “marry the classic and iconic ‘Spidy-Signal’ with the bleeding edge technology of Tony Stark.” According to the blog post, the studio only had days to turn around the concepts, so they drew up a bunch of different designs before one was chosen. Their goal was to create something that could be built upon in later films, specifically the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
If what Perception says holds true, we might be seeing the web slinger use technology that’s closer to Tony Stark’s than what we’re used to. It’s clear that the MCU has set a standard for what they want in terms of aesthetics, and it wouldn’t be crazy for all of the future films to adhere to that. If you want to take a look at the full break down of the spidey-signal and see the full images of designs, make sure to check out their blog here.
You can see some of the signals designs below.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” is set to release on July 7, 2017.
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