Rarely Seen Photos Of Spider-Man's Original MCU Costume Resurface...And They're Splitting Opinions

Rarely Seen Photos Of Spider-Man's Original MCU Costume Resurface...And They're Splitting Opinions Rarely Seen Photos Of Spider-Man's Original MCU Costume Resurface...And They're Splitting Opinions

Tom Holland originally donned a practical Spider-Man suit on the Captain America: Civil War set, and with the photos once again going viral, fans are split on whether this was better than the CG version.

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By JoshWilding - Apr 29, 2024 12:04 PM EST

Captain America: Civil War may seem positively small compared to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, but in 2016, it was arguably the biggest MCU movie to date.

Similar to when the comic book it shares a name with launched a decade earlier, fans passionately picked a side with some declaring for #TeamCap and others firmly supporting #TeamIronMan.

Ultimately, the clash between the heroes had game-changing consequences for the wider MCU, while the movie itself introduced us to Black Panther and, unbelievably, Spider-Man. 

We never expected to see the wall-crawler stand alongside The Avengers, but it happened, and his extended cameo set the stage for the web-slinger to become a huge part of stories set on Marvel Studios' Earth-616. However, his first costume wasn't the one we were originally going to see. 

While the photos you see below aren't new, they resurfaced on social media this weekend and are dividing opinions. 

The design is largely the same as what made it into Captain America: Civil War, albeit with some key differences. For starters, this is a practical suit which Tom Holland wore on set; in the final cut, the decision was made to put the hero in a VFX costume and, since then, the actor has primarily worn a mo-cap outfit. 

There are other significant differences; for starters, the web lines on Spidey's suit are much darker and far more pronounced (bringing it more in line with what we're used to seeing on the page). The chest logo is also completely different, so what happened?

Spider-Man was added to Captain America: Civil War at a relatively late stage in production due to when a deal was struck with Sony Pictures, meaning this suit was likely far from the final design and more of a stop-gap until Marvel Studios could go in and make its required changes with visual effects. 

Back to why we're once again sharing these photos, though, and fans are split on whether the practical suit is better than the CG effort which has largely dominated Spider-Man's appearances since. 

That might change when the wall-crawler becomes a street-level superhero in Spider-Man 4, but Spider-Man: No Way Home ended with another VFX costume, so time will tell...

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kylo0607 - 4/29/2024, 12:12 PM
The best live-action Spidey suit for me will always be the OG Tobey suit:

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Holland's suit looked like ugly CGI crap.
KennKathleen - 4/29/2024, 12:17 PM
@kylo0607 - I'll see that, and raise you an Andrew Garfield ASM2 For $200!

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HermanM - 4/29/2024, 12:44 PM
@kylo0607 - facts!
HashTagSwagg - 4/29/2024, 1:08 PM
@KennKathleen - I preferred his suit from the first film, looked more unique, had a lot of practical elements and looks great during the night. The only aspect I like about the second suit was the bigger eyes, the rest felt like it went the safer route and tried to emulate Raimi's.
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FinnishDude - 4/29/2024, 3:09 PM
@KennKathleen - TASM2 is just the Raimi suit, but with round eyes. The fact that it was difficult to tell Tobey and Garfield apart during NWH's climax highlights that.
Gabimaru - 4/29/2024, 5:59 PM
@KennKathleen - as much as it looks totally comic accurate. It's basically raimi's suit reimagined. I also prefer the first suit over this one. Atleast that one has a personality but i hate it's eyes. Tobey's suit is just too iconic.
Slotherin - 4/29/2024, 6:28 PM
@HashTagSwagg - that one slapped.
0mega140 - 5/22/2024, 1:03 AM
@Gabimaru - NO, the suite of andrew garfield was based of the ultimates comcis and the animated series of the 90s User Comment Image
0mega140 - 5/22/2024, 1:05 AM
@HashTagSwagg - sorry but the suit of andrew was based of the comics ultimates, is like to say than the suites of batman of pattison is based of the suit of the batman of affleck.
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FinnishDude - 5/22/2024, 2:05 AM
@0mega140 - The only influence from the Ultimate costume is the shape of the eyes
0mega140 - 5/22/2024, 2:11 AM
@FinnishDude - and the colors and the design. is like to say. the suit of pattison like batman is based of the batman of affleck, both take many elementos of the comics.
FinnishDude - 5/22/2024, 6:15 AM
@0mega140 - The design and colors are just the basic classic Spider-Man suit in Ultimate
Nomis929 - 4/29/2024, 12:12 PM
Man, those armband web shooters reminds of the '70s Spiderman tv show so much!

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Usernametaken - 4/29/2024, 12:12 PM
They managed to make a pratical suit that looks CGI
Usernametaken - 4/29/2024, 12:18 PM
@Usernametaken - sorry, I didn't mean CGI, I meant bad CGI.
GhostDog - 4/29/2024, 12:15 PM
We’ve been seen these pics….
TheVisionary25 - 4/29/2024, 12:16 PM
@GhostDog - it’s a slow news day and Josh needs to make rent
Deklipz - 4/29/2024, 2:04 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I figured he lived under a bridge…
Izaizaiza - 4/29/2024, 12:16 PM
Pretty good suit! Probably my second favorite right after Andrew Garfield's in amazing Spider-Man 2. Can't wait to see how the new suit looks in the next movie.
KennKathleen - 4/29/2024, 12:18 PM
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Nomis929 - 4/29/2024, 12:20 PM
@Izaizaiza - The one in Amazing Spiderman 2 is my FAVORITE live action suit!
PC04 - 4/29/2024, 12:46 PM
@Nomis929 - I agree. TASM 2 suit is perfection. The only thing that could make it better is if the eyes moved like the MCU suit.
Izaizaiza - 4/29/2024, 1:00 PM
@Nomis929 - yeah man, it's pretty perfect!
Izaizaiza - 4/29/2024, 1:00 PM
@KennKathleen - Haha! Thanks!
Izaizaiza - 4/29/2024, 1:02 PM
@PC04 - Yeah man, those moving eyes are great. I hope they keep them and explain it like that was the only part of Stark's tech that was simple enough for Peter to understand and be able to replicate
Malatrova15 - 4/29/2024, 12:17 PM
Origame - 4/29/2024, 12:20 PM
Old news.

What should be discussed is why the change was made.

Spiderman being in the mcu was a very rushed start since they wanted him in civil war. To the point the costume was made before Holland was even involved.

But anyway, during development they got the people in for homecoming who wanted a brighter looking suit for that movie. Hence why civil war redesigned it with an all cgi suit and we got what we did in homecoming instead.
Matchesz - 4/29/2024, 12:23 PM
Gaia and Echo would have ended that airport fight in 10 seconds
Usernametaken - 4/29/2024, 12:23 PM
@Matchesz - who dis?
vectorsigma - 4/29/2024, 12:40 PM
@Matchesz - haha. So true.
Doomsday8888 - 4/29/2024, 12:24 PM
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YouFlopped - 4/29/2024, 12:27 PM
Without Black Panther n SM Civil War would have flopped. Caps first and only billion dollar movie 😂 CAP, IM, Thor, SM, DP all need cameos and nostalgia to be successful.. sad 😂
Gambito - 4/30/2024, 3:20 AM
@YouFlopped - no cameos on Iron Man 3 yet it made a billion so…
RedFury - 4/29/2024, 12:35 PM
I think I actually like that a bit better than what we got. Though the black lines I feel are a little too thick, if they shaved them down a bit I'd be pretty happy with that look. Not to say I don't like what we got, I just think I like this better.
TheVisionary25 - 4/29/2024, 12:38 PM
Favorite MCU Spidey suit?.

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Mine might still might be the Black and red one but if they stick with the one at the end of NWH , that might take the cake!!.
Vigor - 4/29/2024, 12:45 PM
@TheVisionary25 - unpopular opinion but I love the iron spider suit
TheVisionary25 - 4/29/2024, 12:48 PM
@Vigor - sadly , I’m not really a fan but to each their own

I like the more simple ones like the black & red , would include the Stark Suit in that too

I have to say I dig the Homemade one too.
BassMan - 4/29/2024, 1:38 PM
@TheVisionary25 - liked the black and red a lot
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