Even after thirteen years of top-secret MCU projects, Spider-Man: No Way Home may be one of the most secretive films in the history of the cinematic universe.
With the film's story set to tie into WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and potentially even Loki, it appears to be critical to the future of the wall-crawler and the MCU as a whole.
There are under six months to go until the long-awaited sequel is released in the world, so many fans are naturally wondering when the first trailer will arrive.
While it seems Marvel and Sony will keep fans waiting a bit longer, a newly revealed line-up of merchandise for the film has revealed new looks at several of its characters and some of Peter Parker's newest superhero outfits.
NEW BLACK AND GOLD SPIDER-MAN SUIT REVEALED
With under six months to go until Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters, the official Marvel site revealed the first look at some of the merchandise that will be released to accompany the film.
Amongst the images are multiple detailed looks at the new “Black and Gold Suit” that Tom Holland's wall-crawler will seemingly don in the film.
The new suit design is featured across a multitude of action figure ranges, amongst other toy lines, potentially suggesting the suit could play a fairly significant role in the film.
A Target exclusive Funko Pop! figure makes it particularly clear that the “Black and Gold Suit” features some exposed technology on Spidey's hands, which some have theorized will be used for hacking. This Spider-Man Black & Gold Suit Pop! figure is now available for pre-order here.
Alternatively, it could be used to absorb or shoot electric blasts to counter Jamie Foxx's Electro who is reported to appear in the film.
A six-inch action figure of the suit from Hasbro is accompanied by multiple accessories, including what appears to be an electric blast coming from the web-slingers hand, adding further credence to the theory it will be used against Electro.
Interestingly, Hasbro's Marvel Legends figure notably features red hands instead of the black and gold showed across the rest of the line.
However, inconsistencies across merchandise lines are relatively common, so this shouldn't be taken to have any significant meaning.
PURPOSE OF THE BLACK AND GOLD SUIT?
It's hard to speculate from a toy line what the exact purpose of Peter Parker's latest suit could be. However, it won't be the only look that Tom Holland's Spider-Man wears in the film, so it's possible it may be specifically designed to take on one of the film's many villains, with the electrical evidence leaning toward Jamie Foxx's Electro.
The color scheme of Spidey's latest look does bear a slight resemblance to the Anti-Ock Suit used in the climactic battle of Insomniac's first PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man game. If Marvel Studios opted to adapt this part of the popular video game, Peter may design this suit to take on Alfred Molina's Doc Ock.
Although the Black and Gold Suit more closely resembles the Uptown Pride suit donned by Miles Morales in his own Spider-Man title from Insomniac Games. More likely than not, Marvel Studios may have taken inspiration from other sources for the design, however, it will probably serve its own unique purpose in No Way Home.
If the wall-crawler sequel does feature Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's versions of Spider-Man, as rumors have suggested, giving Holland a distinctive design like this would be an excellent way to avoid confusion among audiences.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021, and the newly revealed toy line will be released over the summer.