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Why Spider-Man: Homecoming Doesn’t Explore Spider-Sense

by  in Movie News Comment

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.

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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.”

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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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