The reason behind Spider-Man’s “Peter Tingle”

Spider-Man fans are all too familiar with one of his powers called the Spider Sense but why was it never mentioned in the course of the hero’s MCU appearances?

Marvel studios made serious efforts to distance its Spider-Man franchise from the past two. One major move is skipping the original backstory that included Uncle Ben’s death. Some fans were quick to point out that another defining feature of the latest character’s iteration is his lack of a Spider Sense.

While Spider Sense has never been featured or directly said in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it became an integral part of Spider-Man: Far From Home’s storyline. Albeit, under a new name. The move to rename the iconic character’s Spider Sense as “Peter Tingle” is deliberate, the writers of the film reveal.

Speaking to The Wrap, writer Chris McKenna said: “We were always struggling to be a little more nuanced about it or a little sideways about this special power of his without being on the nose and calling it ‘Spider Sense.’”

Erik Sommers chimed in and explained:

“Well do we call it nothing? What do we call it? Do we go for something that’s more of a joke name? And I assure you, we went around and around and tried all different kinds of things.”

“We definitely had some scenes where Happy (Jon Favreau) was stumbling through different descriptions of trying to think of a thing to call it himself. We liked Peter Tingle because it’s like your aunt calls it something, and that’s the last thing you want it called, so then, of course, she doubled down and that’s what she’s calling it, and she tells someone else, and that’s what they’re calling it. It’s very authentic teen life.”

Samantha Rigby
Samantha Rigby
Samantha is the head of content, lifestyle and entrepreneurial columnist for Best in Australia. She is also a contributor to Forbes and SH. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a reporter and business journalist for local newspapers.
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