Spider-Man will be missing one of his signature powers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Director Jon Watts has confirmed that the Peter Parker of Spider-Man: Homecoming will not have Spider-Sense. Watts wanted to avoid using Spider-Man’s early warning system because he felt that Sony’s past Spider-Man movies leaned on the power quite heavily.
“I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider-Sense in the previous films, so we didn't really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films,” Watts tells CinemaBlend, adding “But I do think it is a really interesting thing to explore.”
Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense is a kind of sixth sense that alerts Spider-Man to incoming danger, something that may have come in handy when Ant-Man got the drop on him in Captain America: Civil War. However, Spidey’s Spider-Sense isn’t capable of pinpointing exactly what a threat is or where it is coming from, so it is still possible that Ant-Man would have gone under the radar and managed to get his shot in on Spider-Man anyway.
Watts does leave the door open to explore Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense in a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Perhaps the young Spider-Man’s powers haven’t fully come in just yet.
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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, from a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.