The Iron Spider has come alive in a brand new promotional art piece.
The fans have already seen Spider-Man in the new Iron Spider armor, but now we have a new up-close look at the Iron Spider’s signature technology, the spider-like mechanical arms.
The spider arms were called “waldoes” in the comics and they were created from an iron alloy crystal. You can check out the picture below to see what the arms will look like in the movie.
In the comics, the had several uses, including cameras in the tips that allowed Spider-Man to see around corners and the ability to manipulate objects from a distance. The waldoes were just one piece of technology Tony Stark built into the suit for Spider-Man. The Iron Spider also had a glider device, a mask filter, technologically enhanced lenses, and 17 layers that each served a different function.
Spider-Man wore the Iron Spider suit when he thought alongside Tony Stark during the Superhero Civil War. He then abandoned the suit to fight alongside Captain America.
In the MCU, the Iron Spider costume was first hinted at in the closing scenes of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tony Stark already designed one Spider-Man costume for Peter Parker but offered him a more advanced suit towards the end of the film. Peter turned it down, but it looks like he will reconsider that decision when faced with the threat of Thanos and the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War.
The costume has been seen in several Infinity War promos and in some recent promotional artwork. From the footage shown fro Infinity War, it seems like it’s suggesting that Spider-Man will be spending time with his mentor, Tony Stark, and he will finally meet the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.