With merchandise and toys already containing what appear to be spoilers for "Captain America: Civil War," the arrival of a Spider-Man hoodie sporting a new design caused many to wonder if this could be a sneak peek at what Peter Parker will wear when he makes his Marvel movie debut. The hoodie, spotted on Monday, has since been confirmed as officially licensed and produced by Merchoid.
While the hoodie's existence has been confirmed, it's ties to "Civil War" are now much less certain. In Merchoid's press release for the clothing item, the manufacturer says that "Marvel is doing a fantastic job of keeping the new Spider-man costume under wraps, so we haven't yet seen it!" The release then notes that the hoodie was designed "in partnership with Marvel, who provided all the design elements from their 2016 merchandise range, including the 'messy' webbing which we haven't yet seen in any prior Spider-man costume."
The hoodie is available for preorder in the Merchoid store, which offers a closer look at the hoodie and the aforementioned "messy" webbing.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and also starring Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman and more, "Captain America: Civil War" opens on May 6, 2016.
Official Press Release
MERCHOID REVEALS NEW SPIDER-MAN HOODIE
Birmingham, UK, 14th January 2016, - Merchoid's highly anticipated Spider-man hoodie has finally been unveiled today, which is their latest hoodie after the previously announced Civil War Captain America Hoodie. The zip-up hoodie (which is brand new for 2016) is a modern, sports style design with the iconic Spider symbol on the chest and brand new 'messy' webbing pattern all over.
Rumours have been circulating around the web that the new hoodie would provide the first look at Spider-man's new Civil War costume. Merchoid's community manager, Jessica Adams, had the following to say "There's been lots of talk online and people have been really excited that this could be what reveals the new look Spider-man. However, Marvel is doing a fantastic job of keeping the new Spider-man costume under wraps, so we haven't yet seen it! What we can say is this hoodie was designed in partnership with Marvel, who provided all the design elements from their 2016 merchandise range, including the 'messy' webbing which we haven't yet seen in any prior Spider-man costume. We're really excited to see what Spider-man fans think! If this is the first look at the new costume, are you happy with the new direction?"
Jessica continues "Whether or not this is based on the new Spider-man costume, the reaction so far has been incredible. We can't wait to hear what people think about the final product when it releases in July." The Spider-man Premium Hoodie is officially licensed from Marvel and available to pre-order now from Merchoid for Â£39.99/$54.99/â‚¬59,99 (all of which include free worldwide shipping) for dispatch on 29th July 2016.
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