As you might expect, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) appeared in his red and blue Stark suit in the initial Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser for a pretty simple reason — the powers that be didn't want to spoil Avengers: Endgame. The moment in question is when Peter Parker is speaking at a charity event in his Stark suit. In the final cut of the film, Parker is wearing his Iron Spider suit, quite a difference than the cloth-based red and blue suit.
We talked to Industrial Light and Magic's Julian Foddy recently and the visual effects supervisor admits it was purely a strategic move and it the teaser costume was never intended to end up in the final cut of the film.
"Well, there's actually a more strategic reason for that," Foddy says of the suit switcheroo. "Which was that — well to a certain extent — yes, our Iron Spider suit was still in the development at the time that very early teaser trailer was released. It was actually more of a conscious decision by Marvel because if we had shown that Spider-Man had the Iron Spider suit on earth in the teaser trailer — don't forget the teaser trailer came out before the release of Avengers: Endgame — it would have given away the reveal that he actually comes back to life or survives the whole Infinity War and Endgame blip."
It's a pretty no-nonsense explanation as to why they'd put in a phony suit in a pre-Endgame release trailer — though it begs the question to be asked: who on Earth thought Spider-Man wasn't going to come back at some point in Avengers: Endgame?
"I think prior to the release of Endgame, the timeline of whereabouts in the whole timeline Far From Home sat, was ambiguous," admits Foddy. "So it was a conscious decision not to give that away as a reveal that he survives and makes it back to Earth, and has the iron spider suit in his possession."
What's your favorite Spider-Man suit in the MCU? How about all-time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Spider-Man: Far From Home is now in theaters.
Other upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in spring 2021, Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In summer 2021, Hawkeye hit Disney+ in fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.