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What is the SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Webgate Controversy?

One month from today, Marvel’s newest Peter Parker, Tom Holland, makes his solo MCU debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Of course, Spidey is getting a hand from his mentor Tony Stark, who gave him the upgraded Spidey suit in Captain America: Civil War. In the new film, we’re gonna get to see exactly what this costume is capable of doing. However, a new TV spot for the movie has hinted at a serious downgrade for Spider-Man’s webs. Today’s Nerdist News is hunting for the scoop at the Daily Bugle!

Join host and sleeper agent, Jessica Chobot, as she shares the details of a Homecoming webgate controversy. You may recall, in the recently released third trailer for the film, the indication that Spidey’s suit had 576 webbing combinations available to Peter Parker. That’s an amazing number, but it dropped dramatically in the newest TV ad. Now, it’s only 78 web shooter combinations. So what happened to the 498 other combinations?

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It’s entirely possible that the creative team decided to simply change the number and re-record the line. In fact, it sounds like the voice of the suit’s internal A.I. may have been recast altogether. However, we do have a theory about how and why both audio clips could be correct. We’ve already seen indications that the Spidey suit has abilities that Peter Parker hasn’t fully grasped yet. But he and his pal, Ned Leeds, may end up hacking the suit to unlock the hidden features left behind by Tony Stark.

And if Spidey somehow screws up with his enhanced suit (as hinted at in the trailers), then it would give Stark added reasons for taking it away from Peter. But if Stark ends up returning the suit after Peter proves himself, then perhaps it will feature the wildly upgraded 576 web combinations. We’ll find out for sure when Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.

What do you think about the webgate controversy? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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