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Here’s why we haven’t seen Spider-Man’s Spider Sense in the MCU… yet

Spider-Man may have a bunch of cool gizmos and gadgets with his Stark-made suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming and, yet, there’s one key component missing: Spider Sense. Director Jon Watts, though, has revealed exactly why we haven’t seen Spidey’s sixth sense – and there’s a very good reason for it.

“I feel like we have seen a lot of Spider Sense in the previous films,” Watts told CinemaBlend, “So we didn't really lean into that as hard as they have in the previous films.”

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That’s not to say Peter Parker won’t develop it pretty soon, as Watts explains, “I do think it’s a really interesting thing to explore.” It’s actually pretty refreshing to see a Spider-Man who hasn’t fully formed; the introduction of the Spider Sense will be a nice character beat if (when) it shows up.

Spidey without his Spider Sense is like the Hulk without his ripped-up pants (thank God), or Batman without his growly, shouty voice. Expect to see it, then, when Avengers: Infinity War swings into theaters next year or, more than likely, in the Homecoming sequel in 2019.

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Bradley Russell

GamesRadar+'s Entertainment Writer. Lover of all things Nintendo, in a tortured love/hate relationship with Crystal Palace, and also possesses an unhealthy knowledge of The Simpsons (which is of no use at parties).