Writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers talk about Spider-Man’s shiny new crime-fighting threads which debuted during No Way Home closing moments.
Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers recently gave further insight into what Peter Parker’s new costume could mean for the wall-crawler’s future adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The writers discussed Spidey’s new costume, which debuted during No Way Home‘s final scene, in an interview with IGN. “Super sparkles. I love that blue that they chose. I mean, it’s right out of the comic books; it’s amazing,” enthused McKenna. “No, I mean, you see a sewing machine on the table and so you know he’s made his own suit; but, you know, I think everything that’s implied in that to me says this is a different Peter and a different Spider-Man. than we’ve seen before. “
“We really like the idea of Peter moving into a new phase of his life where he doesn’t necessarily have the help of a Tony Stark and all the access to all that technology and all of these things,” added Sommers. “So time will tell exactly what’s in that suit. But I think people can look forward to a different kind of suit and a different level of technology, but maybe Peter’s got something stashed away somewhere and it’s full of gadgets. Who knows?”
McKenna and Sommers have recently been parting the curtain on No Way Home‘s story, offering everything from fascinating behind-the-scenes factoids to solutions to potential plot holes. One such issue the writing duo recently addressed was a possible problem surrounding Doctor Strange’s spell and physical evidence of Peter Parker’s true identity, with Sommers proposing fans reference similar scenarios in the Back to the Future franchise.
McKenna and Sommers have also discussed the challenge of writing certain key scenes in Spider-Man: No Way Home, particularly the moment where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man meets his multiversal counterparts, played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The writers admitted they redrafted this scene “at least 10 times,” with director Jon Watts, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, producer Amy Pascal and Maguire and Garfield also feeding into the version that ended up in the finished film.
More recently, McKenna and Sommers revealed that an amazing piece of concept art nearly convinced them to include Mysterio among the villains who feature in Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s climactic battle, despite his death in Far From Home. “You can’t just be swimming in a million characters,” McKenna said of the decision not to resurrect Quentin Beck. “You have to be choosing characters wisely and making sure that they don’t overwhelm the story and Peter himself.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently in cinemas.
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