Peter Parker (Tom Holland) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is slowly becoming the superhero from the comic books that fans know and love. During last weekend’s D23 Expo, it was revealed that Spider-Man will eventually develop and use his Spider Senses during Earth’s battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War.
Spider-Man: Homecoming saw Peter Parker at the beginning of his career as a superhero. After fighting alongside and against the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler has learned that great power comes with great responsibilities. However, he still has not realized the full extent of his superhuman abilities; unlike previous iterations of the character, Holland’s Peter Parker does not have Spider Senses.
That will change in Avengers: Infinity War. At D23 this weekend, the Avengers assembled to present a footage of the upcoming superhero movie, the biggest cinematic event of the franchise.
Among the scenes featured in the sneak peek is Peter Parker getting drawn into the action. The young superhero, while on a school bus, sensed danger before it happened. His hair literally stood on end confirming that he will, indeed, develop his Spider Sense.
Director Jon Watts, in a previous interview, explained that the reason why they had to remove Peter Parker’s Spider Senses in Avengers: Infinity War is because they removed everything that is familiar from the movie.
“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,” he explained to Collider.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted in an interview with IGN that the hero has spider-like abilities. “No, I think he has it,” Feige, who also sat a producer, stated. “And I think he has it with or without that suit. I think how we explore it in a cinematic sense will change. I mean, that was sort of a big showy part of previous versions and we thought that we’d make it more of an internal, sort of second nature thing for him.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming Box Office Report
Watts did succeed with setting his movie apart from its predecessors, but now that his version of the Spider-Man has established himself in the MCU. Fortunately for Watts and the studio, making a different Spider-Man movie worked. Holland’s first solo superhero movie topped the global box office in its first opening weekend, posting a massive $117 million gross in the U.S. and another $140 million worldwide.
However, its second weekend was not as prosperous. According to reports, the movie was overtaken at the top of the box office by War of the Planet of the Apes, the conclusion to the modern trilogy directed by Matt Reeves, grossed $56.5 million this weekend. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming landed on the second spot with $45. 2 million, a 61% drop from last weekend’s record.
Its total domestic gross after two weekends is $208.3 million which is already higher than The Amazing Spider-Man 2 entire theatrical run. However, Forbes reported that the movie holds the record of the MCU’s worst second-weekend drop ever despite positive reviews. The site speculates that the new Spider-Man movie has the same total gross as The Amazing Spider-Man which ended with $262 million in 2012.
From the looks of it, Avengers: Infinity War will take place shortly after the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to the trailer descriptions from D23, Peter Parker will have an upgraded suit, the same one that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) revealed when the young hero was invited to the Avengers HQ. He also reportedly will team-up with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.