I watched this Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. In the trailer, Peter is sneaking to his room (in his Spider-Man suit) so Aunt May won't notice that he left his room.

But his friend is in his room the whole time while Peter is sneaking.

Why he didn't sense his friend's presence?

Here's the trailer:

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    probably because it was not a danger? as afar as I'm awared he cant sense people but only danger at least in the comics and other incarnations.
    – Thomas
    May 20, 2017 at 16:36
  • But exposing his identity is in danger, he should've known that.
    – Ramyle
    May 20, 2017 at 16:39
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    bodily danger not social danger triggers his sense usually ;)
    – Thomas
    May 20, 2017 at 17:06
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    If societal/emotional danger triggered his spider-sense, he'd have avoided that whole dance scene in Spider-Man 3.
    – phantom42
    May 20, 2017 at 20:18
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    @Ramyle: his spider-sense understands the concept of a secret identity about as much as a spider would. Jul 10, 2017 at 18:41

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Spider-Man has the ability to cling to walls, superhuman strength, a spider-sense — that alerts him to danger — perfect balance and equilibrium, as well as superhuman speed and agility.

As mentioned by Thomas in the comment section, the presence of his friend did not trigger his spider-sense because his friend meant no bodily harm to him.

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    I feel like you could expand on the second paragraph by providing some canon info either from comics or other media.. May 20, 2017 at 17:52
  • Spidey wants to hide his identity and seems super alert to hide it from his aunt or anybody else present in the house. His spider sense should have alerted him of someone's presence in the room. As per your logic his spider sense will not alert him if one of his friend tries to snatch mask from his face
    – HBhatia
    May 30, 2017 at 8:58
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    @HBhatia: “His spider sense should have alerted him of someone's presence in the room.” You seem pretty sure of how this entirely fictional sense works, despite the work of fiction that it appears in contradicting you. Jul 10, 2017 at 18:40

Spider man's Spidey Sense senses every type of Dangers.

As, his friend meant him no harm, spidey sense neglected it.

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    Do you have any source for this? May 30, 2017 at 8:35
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    It doesn't require any source. Spidey Sense is for sensing dangers, everyone knows that May 30, 2017 at 9:23
  • Haha, yeah most people know that, but maybe people new to Spider-Man may not know it. Apr 18, 2018 at 14:25

It appears that the MCU Spider-Man does not have a spider-sense.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming we more than once see Spider-Man blindsided with a punch, most clearly when exiting the school.

It is never stated one way or another in the movie, but is clear from the fights that he does not have it, or at least does not yet know how to use it.

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    Kevin Feige re: spider-sense in the MCU: "I think he has it. And I think he has it with or without that suit. I think how we explore it in a cinematic sense will change,” Feige explained. “I mean, that was sort of a big showy part of previous versions and we thought that we’d make it more of an internal, sort of second nature thing for him.”
    – phantom42
    Jul 10, 2017 at 14:16
  • in civil war he is shown to preemptively notice the danger Ant-Man poses just before he retakes the shield from Spider-Man
    – Stormie
    Jul 10, 2017 at 16:17
  • “we more than once see Spider-Man blindsided with a punch, most clearly when exiting the school” — good shout on exiting the school during the dance, although I think it’s fair to say he was probably pretty distracted at that point. Jul 10, 2017 at 18:47
  • In Civil War, he also raises his hand to catch the web fluid that Stark throws to him before Stark even begins to make the motion.
    – Derek
    Jul 11, 2017 at 0:40
  • Isnt it so though that he has a sensory overload whenever he has no googles/no cosutme on? (he mentioned it in civil war)
    – Thomas
    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:42

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