We've known for a while now that there's been a young, high school age Spider-Man running around the MCU in a homemade costume; we've just not seen him yet. And when he spoke with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada teased fans that the costume looks "awesome":
"It looks awesome! I’ve seen a lot of design work that’s been done on the costume. I think there are elements of it that are really going to blow people away, where they are going to go ‘Ah, that’s Marvel doing Spider-Man.’"
And now, we may - or may not - have our first teasing glimpses of the new suit. Devin Faraci of BirthMoviesDeath recently got a tip from what he calls a trusted source and sussed out an under the radar Twitter account that has been apparently set up by none other than the Russo brothers. And when I say "under the radar," I mean very under the radar. It's been very low key, tweeting out mostly close-up shots from what appears to be a film set like clues, a popular way to tease upcoming projects that many Twitter-savvy directors have started to use.
Two shots in particular, however, really piqued Faraci's interest.
And then this:
Just spitballing here, but could this be the first glimpses we've seen of Spider-Man's new and improved costume for [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409).
From what we've been told, we know that this version of Spidey's costume probably isn't going to be the super-slick, high-tech costumes that both Tobey Maguire and then Andrew Garfield rocked in previous incarnations of the web-head. So, might the black, lens-like disc in the first image be Spidey's first attempt at eye holes for his costume? It looks like they can open and then shutter themselves like a camera lens, which would make perfect sense, considering Peter Parker's photography background. And alternately...web shooters?
As for the second picture, long-time comic book fans know that Spider-Man's first costume wasn't the patriotic, primary colored red and blue suit we know today. It was actually red and black, and to me, the above picture looks like it's red and black. Or at least a much darker shade of blue bordering on black. Worth noting, too, that Miles Morales, Marvel's second most-loved version of Spider-Man, returned to the red and black when he came on the scene as well. Now I'm really wondering if, since they appear to be going seriously old school, the costume will have webbing under the arms as it originally did.
It's entirely possible that this Twitter account isn't legitimate, but if you check out some of the people following it, all signs point to it being the real deal.
But what do you think? Is this our first glimpse of Spidey's new suit? Or am I making something out of nothing? I'm curious to hear your thoughts in the comments.