It’s hilarious when you think about it because every superhero wants to be cool. In fact, it’s been made pretty clear that they have to look cool for people to love them.
Kids admire them and viewers want that satisfaction of seeing the cool hero in super cool black suit swinging around the city, saving the day.
Tom Holland’s Peter Park is a dork. We all agree to that, even Tony Stark agrees to that and being ‘cool’ is something he wants. But definitely not something we think he’s up for… yet. Nick Fury design this black stealth suit for his new mission fighting against enemies from another universe alongside a new friend.
The suit also has less tech, which will bring Peter Parker down to earth and rely on his core values of a superhero. Tom Holland praises the new suit, “It’s not actually capable of much – it sort of strips Spider-Man back, and it’s now him relying on his powers. But it is his ability to act as Spider-Man without the world knowing Spider-Man is there.”
The new suit was based on many existing illustrations of Spider-Man’s suits throughout history. Some of you might recognize Miles Morales’ black suit reference here. But it’s majorly illustrated by Ryan who is the head of visual department for Marvel Studios who had it look similar to Black Widow’s and Hawkeye’s uniform.
It’s all good and well because it came out nice and cool. Perhaps, too cool for Jon Watts, director of Far From Home. Mainly because Peter Parker does not have the same charisma as his fellow superheroes from the Avengers had.
He’s still a teenager on the inside, craving to do the right thing, but also looking to take a break from the responsibility.
So, they gave him this:
We know S.H.I.E.L.D is capable to do more than a pair of flip-up googles from the 80s, but it was the right detail for Watts.
“It’s got to look really dumb, when he has to flip that up,” Jon Watts when explaining how he wants the ‘dumber’ suit to look for Tom. The design team had quite a hard time accepting the first draft since they thought they could make it look awesome. But eventually, everyone could easily agree to making Peter Parker looks dork, simple and innocent.
Peter Parker proves being the most innocent superhero when he points out that he ‘can go to the bathroom’ while wearing the suit. It’s possibly the least of our concerns when you have god-level supervillains invasion, but okay.
Peter Parker is confirmed to remain the same dork he is, but in a cooler suit for Far From Home.