The reaction from fans on Twitter was swift, with many airing their grievances about the film’s delays and a general lack of information. Twitter user @Leo2099_exe wrote, “So we’ve got the leaked suit and a Lego set that already spoil parts of the movie and Sony still hasn’t released a trailer.” Others felt that the suit seen in the photos and the new LEGO sets stray too far from a typical Spider-Man outfit. As Twitterer @Luis62353472 said, “I wish he could go back to the iconic blue and red.”
Not all fans felt that this look — regardless of whether it’s Spidey’s true new get-up — is necessarily a betrayal of the classic Spider-Man look. One Twitter user, @INPAIN_FN, pointed out that the original appearance of the superhero was colored with much darker shades, which could even be black. Others tried to see if they could connect the suit with previous iterations to understand what it meant for the film; @parunephantom commented, “To me it looks like iron spider mixed with the advanced suit which happen to be 2 of my favorite spidey suits.”
While reactions to the suit situation landed on both sides of the spectrum, some fans seemed exhausted from the cycle of leaks in the lead-up to “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Twitter user @carries_town remembered old fights about new Spider-Man suits, while @EvanFilarca remarked that they have been “desensitized” to the conceptual shifts the MCU has undergone.
There will almost certainly be some more reveals before the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” but fans will just have to wait until December 17 to watch the film and have (hopefully) all their questions answered.