â€œMy Spidey Sense is tingling.â€ I remember hearing and reading that all the time as a kid. It goes without saying that it was a staple of the character, and when it made the hop to the big screen in Sam Raimiâ€™s Spider-Man, thereâ€™s no way they couldnâ€™t adapt that aspect of the character. However, more than 15 years has passed since then, and in the upcoming film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, they wonâ€™t be highlighting that aspect of the character at all.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts explained why they opted to leave out the Spider Sense in this film.
â€œI feel like we have seen a lot of Spider Sense in the previous films, so we didnâ€™t really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films. But I do think it is a really interesting thing to explore.â€
Admittedly, when I had a chance to see the film last week (shameless plus, read our review HERE!), I hadnâ€™t even noticed that they left out that aspect of the character. There was so much else going on that there really didnâ€™t seem to be any room for his other abilities. Plus, we have to say, some of the bells and whistles that Stark built into the suit really bolstered Peter Parkerâ€™s superhuman capabilities. For better or worse, I didnâ€™t miss it.
However, notice that Watts didnâ€™t say that Peter Parker DIDNâ€™T have it, but rather that they didnâ€™t lean into it. Itâ€™s possible that down the line they could work on bringing that skill to the forefront when it suits the plot.
Is Spider-Manâ€™s Spider Sense something youâ€™ll miss? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this Friday!
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