Spider-Man has the proportionate strength, speed and agility of a spider, which makes for a pretty neat assortment of super-powers. However, Peter Parker also happens to be a certified genius. He’s constantly designing new gadgets to work into his suit and make battling villains a little bit easier.
The more we learn about Spider-Man: Homecoming (check out the new Spidey trailer here), the more it becomes clear that the new movie will showcase Spidey’s various gadgets and gizmos in a way none have before (web wings!). Tony Stark designed a new suit for Peter in Captain America: Civil War, and Homecoming will see Peter slowly come to grips with the many useful new tools at his disposal. So to make sure you know what to expect from the next Spider-Man’s next big screen adventure, we’ve put together a slideshow breaking down the wallcrawler’s most crucial gadgets over the years. Click through for all the tech below:
Click through the slideshow for Spider-Man’s 15 coolest gadgets.
Spider-Man’s web-shooters are the most important weapon in his arsenal. These mechanical gauntlets fire a specially designed fluid that instantly solidifies into a sticky, flexible and very durable web. Spidey frequently tinkers with the chemical formula to produce custom webs that help him deal with specific threats.
Extra web cartridges are stored in Spidey’s utility belt, which is usually either integrated into his costume or tucked underneath it.
Spidey’s utility belt also has another handy, if rarely utilized feature – a Spider-signal he can use to broadcast his image and light the way in dark places.
Spidey frequently relies on handy little devices called Spider-Tracers to keep tabs on his foes. These tiny little devices can be secretly attached to an enemy, broadcasting their location from nearly anywhere in the city.
Many artists draw Spider-Man with webbing underneath his arms.. This webbing isn’t merely cosmetic, but allows him to glide through the air when the need arises.
Peter Parker needs to make a living, just like every other working stiff. To help his career as a freelance photographer, Peter designed a customized camera that he can carry in his utility belt. When activated, the camera automatically tracks his movements and takes front page-worthy shots of Spider-Man.
Some of Spider-Man’s suits feature intricately designed lenses that enhance the hero’s vision. As we saw in Captain America: Civil War, the lenses allow him to focus his vision and avoid being overwhelmed by his Spider-sense.
One of Spidey’s more recent inventions are Cryo-Cubes, small explosive devices that can instantly freeze villains like Hydro-Man in their tracks.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Spidey has also designed a tool called “thermo-reactive foam,” which can instantly extinguish fires or cancel out the abilities of any flame-powered villains.
The Iron Spider-Man suit added a new tool to Spidey’s arsenal – a trio of prehensile appendages inspired by Doctor Octopus’ tentacles. They can grab objects, attack enemies or even feed video images directly into Spidey’s suit.
When Doc Ock temporarily took over Spider-Man’s body, he created a fleet of small drones called Spider-bots. These bots gave Spidey a view of the entire city and helped Otto in his quest to become the “Superior Spider-Man.”
Spidey has a habit of designing custom suits aimed at helping him deal with specific foes. The Electro-Proof suit, true to its name, is heavily insulated and can protect the wallcrawler from Electro’s powerful electric blasts.
Spidey has designed several versions of his Spider-armor over the years, each with the goal of providing added protection against bullets and super-strong villains without impacting his flexibility.
The Stealth Suit has two different but equally useful functions. When green, it renders Spidey completely invisible to everyone except those wearing special goggles. When orange, it makes Spidey completely silent and impervious to sound-based attacks.
Though Spidey would just as soon forget, there was a time when he had a personalized vehicle called the Spider-Buggy. This heavy-duty cart can actually stick to walls, just like its owner.
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming shows off some of Spidey’s gadgets, including his trusty webshooters and that nifty webbing glider that will help the hero keep up with his new foe, the Vulture. And we’re guessing that’s just scratching the surface of the neat toys Tony Stark built into this costume.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, alongside Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Zendaya as Michelle, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Michael Keaton as the Vulture.
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