Good God Almighty. I’m trying, Crawlspacers. I am trying so hard to be open about the new MarvelSony Spidey movie. I desperately want to be enjoying something – anything – Spidey related again. I’ve been putting my faith in Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios but what I read today worries me about the direction of MCU Spidey and makes me wish director John Watts is just talking out of his ass. I’ve already been underwhelmed (not in a terrible way, more like a massive yawn sorta way) with all the news coming out of San Diego but this… I dunno, this one “triggers” me. I made need space safety or whatever the Hell it’s called.
Comicbookmovie.com has a couple of quotes from Watts about the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. This first one made me fairly sad. I’ve been saying awhile now how much Spidey needs to be out of Iron Man’s shadow. The character is stronger than damn near anything else in Marvel’s stable – there is no need for him to be saddled with “moar Iron Manz–!!1!”
“Well, the suit that spidey was given in Civil War is a Stark suit, so you have to wonder with a Stark suit, what else can it do?” the Spider-Man: Homecoming helmer teased. What extra abilities could we see? Well, look no further than the Iron Spider suit from the comic books for an idea about that!
“… a Stark suit.” Because that’s what Marvel’s flagship character needs… more Iron Man. The rest of it is just another quote from Watts about Spidey being the ‘ground floor.’ Nothing specific, though the site did post up an Iron Spidey costume image because the click bait. I mean… we knew it was a “Stark suit” in Cap 3. But now apparently it’ll still be a “Stark suit.”
It’s sad to say that many of you may not remember there was a time when Spider-Man didn’t need Iron Man, or anyone else, helping him to “do things.” He was brilliant. He was resourceful. He was his own man.
But hey, that new Doctor Strange trailer looked good, amirite?
Hat-Tip to Mohammed!
–George “Gettin’ Scared For This Thing Now!” Berryman