Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
It looks like come July 7, Spider-Man will be missing one of his oldest powers.
According to director Jon Watts, in an interview with CinemaBlend, this incarnation of Peter Parker will be without his trademark “spider-sense.” Watts spoke about how he tried to avoid using the power due to the previous five Spider-Man films leaning fairly heavily on it.
“I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider-Sense in the previous films, so we didn’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.”
Spider-Man’s “spider-sense” serves has a sixth sense for the character, allowing him to anticipate incoming danger as soon as it happens. This was hinted at in Captain America: Civil War, during his battle with The Winter Soldier and Falcon. The power doesn’t pinpoint exactly where the threat is, just that it’s near and probably incoming.
What’s important is that Watts leaves the door open for possibly a future film to explore the power. Kevin Feige has already confirmed that Homecoming will have two sequels. Maybe the “spider-sense” will make an appearance in one of those films? This is a young Peter Parker, so it’s safe to assume that this power may just pop up later when his powers fully develop.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres on July 7, 2017