MCU: 14 Things You Learn Rewatching Spider-Man: Homecoming
14. Peter's Gadgets Aren't That Bad
One of the most controversial new additions Homecoming made to the Spidey mythos was giving Peter an Iron Man-esque suit. It didn't let the hero fly or shoot laser beams out his hands or anything, but it did come with a JARVIS-style A.I. built in, as well as a myriad of different gizmos that gave the wall-crawler a leg up in superhero fights.
Iron Man's inclusion in the film in general was perceived to have taken the focus away from the titular hero, and the high-tech suit didn't help, but on a rewatch, the new costume isn't all that bad. In fact, the suit is essential in separating this version of the hero from previous incarnations, giving him an added element and a different set of problems that neither Andrew Garfield or Toby Maguire had to deal with.
Likewise, it helps solve a few issues that could have cropped up now that Spidey is part of a larger Marvel universe. Peter Parker has always been a D.I.Y, cash-strapped hero, which wouldn't have made all that much sense when he's best buds with billionaire Tony Stark. Homecoming's addition of a new suit is clearly an attempt to bridge that gap, and successfully keeps the spirit of Spider-Man alive while giving him some new toys to play with.