– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A couple days ago, Jon Watts addressed that one key aspect of Spider-Man would mostly be missing in Spider-Man: Homecoming: The Spider-Sense. This was an aspect of the character that was lovingly adapted in both other live-action versions of the character. Perhaps most memorably, in the very first Spider-Man from Sam Raimi, we saw the world move in slow motion as Flash Thompson attacked Peter in the school corridor. Other than the superhuman strength and the web-shooting, it’s been a big part of what sets Peter Parker apart from the rest of the superheroes.

This is something that isn’t present in Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to Jon Watts, because it was focused on so heavily in the first two series of films, they opted not to lean on it as much. However, he never did say anything about whether or not the sense actually existed, and said that it would be interesting territory to delve into.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was recently asked about this as well, and he also went on to defend its existence.

“I think he has it. 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.

“But there are ways coming up that will slowly hint at that and also just make it part of his, you know, his natural abilities. But we don’t know that if it will be — I think we’ll explore it further down the line, but [it’s] definitely him not the suit.”

There you have it, folks! The Spider-Sense is real. Admittedly, given the crazy capabilities behind Spidey’s new suit, it would have been easy to completely ignore and sideline that one trait of his. Honestly, they really don’t need bit. That being said, keeping the door open is smart. You never now when it’ll be beneficial to explore that aspect of the character.

What do you think? Do you hope to see more of the Spider-Sense, or does Peter Parker function just fine without it? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.