Delightful Fan Video Sets Spider-Man: Homecoming to the Japanese Spider-Man Show's Opening

Image: Still via Vimeo
Image: Still via Vimeo

Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have definitive proof that Spider-Man: Homecoming would be even better if one of the zillion new things Peter Parker’s teched-up Spidey suit could do was summon a giant transforming mecha.

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Mike Dent’s recreation of the opening titles from Toei’s 1978 Spider-Man show does so much more than just splice footage from Homecoming to the wonderfully cheesy theme song of the show.

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Aside from totally nailing the old school aesthetic of the show, Dent actually went and edited a moment of Tom Holland’s Spidey summoning Leopardon, Spider-Man’s giant mech suit (and, would you believe it, the precursor to the Japanese giant robots that would become Power Rangers’ Megazords) out of the Avengers base seen in Age of Ultron. It’s so good, it makes me wish the one thing Tony Stark had done for Peter inn the run up to Homecoming was give him a giant robot, just because.

If Spidey doesn’t show up in Infinity War in a big-ass robot telling Thanos he’s the emissary of hell, I’ll be very disappointed.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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DISCUSSION

Okay, I have a question/comment about Homecoming’s suit, and this is as good a place as any.

Why the hell did Stark install an insta-kill mode? Seriously, why? I know that, by the pure rules of physics, the Marvel heroes kill a lot of people in the movies, what with their tendency to make stuff explode and to shoot missiles, but it is always implied, off-screen death of extras, which you get all the time in the comics too. It’s made okay by the fact that multiple times you see the heroes organizing rescue efforts and trying to minimize civilian casualties. But an insta-kill mode - that is a bit overboard, is it?

Don’t get me wrong, it is a funny running gag, but it does make me let out a concerned uh? about Tony Stark.