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Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Reveals 'Bells And Whistles' Of Spidey's New Suit

The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man gets a major costume upgrade in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

After Sony Pictures missed the mark in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot starring Andrew Garfield, the studio teamed up with Marvel to bring audiences an all-new iteration, one that boasts a ton of changes. Not only will fans witness British actor Tom Holland slip into the Spidey suit (the third to do so since the 2002 original), they can also expect to see a totally reworked red-and-blue costume.

Speaking with The Los Angeles Times, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts dished on the technological tweaks made to Spider-Man's classic suit. And it wasn't just your average Joe who dreamt up the new design. According to Watts, Iron Man was the mind behind the new costume. "Tony Stark built it," Watts said. "So it has lots of bells and whistles."

Fans know that Iron Man's armor is completely decked-out with the latest and greatest, so what will Spider-Man's include? The new suit has its own JARVIS, a detachable drone that assists in crime-fighting ventures, a GPS system fit with a holographic display, high-tech web shooters enhanced with various projectile options, and auto-deploying explosive web snares.

It also features web wings that make Spider-Man look at bit like a sugar glider, fully responsive (and expressive) eyes, and auto-fit functionalities that adapt to the wearer. However, Watts warned that not just anyone can slip into the costume. It's adjustable "within reason," he explained.

While these additions may seem ultra-modern, Watts stated that they actually harken back to Spider-Man's comic book beginnings.

"There's actually a precedent for a lot of these ideas in these comics," Watts said. "In the very first issue of Spider-Man, there was one page dedicated to all the different things that Spider-Man can do with his webs. We would always joke about that because there's web skis, and a web boat, and a web shield."

Watts then discussed the effort put into the new suit, which he and costume designer Louise Frogley wanted to get just right to really capture Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige's vision. As Watts explained, multiple test rounds took place before they landed on something they loved.

"We did test after test of different fabrics, ways of printing on the fabrics, different levels of patterns, different cutting patterns. I learned so much more about textiles than I ever thought I ever would need to in my life," Watts said. "I also learned the hardest thing in the world to do is have a spider web pattern look consistent from every angle. It's basically impossible, it's like fishnet stockings."

Since Spidey's getting a state-of-the-art costume in Homecoming, could future films feature even cooler gadget add-ons? Possibly, just don't expect to see Peter get an in-suit TV or a third web shooter that sprays out iced coffee any time soon.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7. While we wait to see the new suit in action, check out the insane history of the web-slinging hero.