Spidey’s missing key ability in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Spider-Man: Homecoming - Tom Holland

After an incredible weekend that delivered $117 million to the box offices, it’s safe to say that people are actually enjoying the new Web Slinger and his new film. With a bombastic introduction in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland and the crew at Sony had the daunting task of following up with a movie that help to the caliber set by the Disney dream team.

Not only did they succeed, but many fans are saying that the film exceeded expectations, giving us the Spidey we’ve been dying for! To have a young Peter Parker (who actually looks like a high school student), in a very modern Bronx high school setting, and deal with both being a kid and a superhero was a breath of fresh air to fans everywhere.

Many fans that were able to watch the film this past weekend, however, came out with the same thought in their mind: why didn’t Spider-Man have his “Spider-Sense?” In several of the scenes throughout the film, we see many people get the jump on Spider-Man, including the scene in the trailer where he is caught by his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) getting out of his Spider suit. So what’s the deal? What happened to the famed attribute that got Spider-Man out of many sticky situations (no pun intended)?

According to an interview Director Jon Watts had with Collider, it was intentional, but with a good purpose.

“The idea was, again, just you want to make this movie be less about things you’ve already seen before, and you’ve definitely already seen a spider sense sequence done extremely well in Marc (Webb)’s and (Sam) Raimi’s movies.”

Watts did add that it wasn’t like we weren’t going to ever see Spider-Man’s unique ability in future sequels. “It could be something that develops over time or we can do it in a different way,” he states. “It’s something that seemed like maybe there’s a cool thing to do with that eventually, but let’s not crowd this movie with something we’ve already seen before… That could be … I’m just making things up right now, but it could be something like you’re saying that develops over time.”

What do you think? Does the superhero still add up without his Spidey-Sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Plus check out review of the film here!

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  • Jeffrey

    That logic doesn’t make sense. So we don’t want to see Spider-Man swinging on his webs or climbing walls because we’ve already seen that before?

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  • Joseph White

    In the classic Spiderman, The Spider Sense was a warning system that gave him a heads up of danger. It was only bad writing that made it become more than it was.