Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is getting an upgrade, as revealed by actor Tom Holland on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
The British actor stopped by the US chat show to promote next year's Marvel sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, the follow-up to 2017's infectiously entertaining Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The movie (which recently completed filming) will be the first Spider-Man blockbuster to take the character beyond the confines of New York, unfolding as a global adventure in which the superhero battles Jake Gyllenhaal's villain Mysterio.
As part of his appearance, Holland unveiled Spidey's sleek new red and black look, which perhaps implies a darker sense of maturity lurking within the wall-crawler. In the show, Holland arrives in-character to heckle Kimmel co-host Guillermo, who mocks Spidey's web-shooting abilities.
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The sartorial change-up makes sense: after all, the chilling closing moments of Avengers: Infinity War would no doubt make any young superhero mature pretty rapidly.
On that note, we're all curious as to how Spidey and his fellow Avengers will be resurrected following Thanos' (Josh Brolin) fateful finger snap. That said, we're assuming Far From Home takes place after the events of Infinity War – but Marvel could pull a sneaky Ant-Man and The Wasp-style move on us and set it beforehand. It's something that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige addressed with Comicbook.com earlier this year.
"Well, when does that movie take place?" Feige mused. "We know it’s the summer. I think it’s summer vacation. I think he’s going to Europe with his friends. I don’t know what summer... I mean, I do know [but you don’t]."
Feige then addressed the change in tone between Homecoming and Far From Home: "The fall out of that in Homecoming was John Hughes and him going to his high school. So that's what's fun to us about the Spider-Man movies. And again going from Infinity War to Ant-Man and the Wasp, the tonal shift. So, there's a lot of fun stuff. How it connects, where it connects, when it takes place, very similar to Ant-Man and the Wasp in that we're not gonna say right now."
Directed by Homecoming's Jon Watts, and scripted by Ant-Man and The Wasp writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home is released on 6th July 2019.