Fans everywhere seemed to be quite excited to see that the iconic armpit webs, aka web wings, would finally be making their way to a live action film in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Some have also wondered why exactly Spidey would need the web wings, and what purpose that upgrade may serve in the overall film. ComicBook broke down some of the likely possibilities.
The obvious reason as to why the web wings have been included here is the Vulture. If Spidey is gonna take on a very aerial based enemy, it makes sense to give him his own way of sorta flying, more so gliding in this case.
In addition, it feels like Marvel Studios and Sony are really attempting to make this version of Spider-Man, and the first film overall, a strong homage to the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko run. Vulture was the 1st big enemy Spidey fought after an encounter with the Chameleon and Fantastic Four. The suit is a full on 60’s throwback as it is, so it makes sense that they would want to finally add that small, but pivotal little detail with the web wings.
ComicBook also mentions that they have been hearing that The Tinkerer is harboring Chitauri technology from the Battle of New York in order to power up the weapons and tech of the Shocker and the Vulture. If that is truly the case, Spidey is definitely gonna need some more upgrades to win this fight!
What do you guys think of all this? Why do you think Sony and Marvel decided to include the web wings in the movie? Sound off in the comments below!