Stop The Presses! New Spider-Man Pics Show Spidey's New Webshooters
Courtesy of MTV, a new picture from the set of the Spider-Man reboot has shed some light on Andrew Garfield's new Spidey suit. Chief amongst the changes from the old Tobey-era suit appears to be the presence of Spider-Man's mechanical webshooters.
In the original comic, Peter Parker had to depend on his scientific expertise to concoct his web fluid while Sam Raimi's wall-crawler made his web the biological way. While this news will probably gladden nerds from here to Attilan, I kinda preferred the simpilicity of having his webs come as a function of Spider-Man's powers -- he can cling to walls, so why not be able to make webs too? Besides which, I can buy a high schooler being bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining all sorts of spideriffic powers, but all that PLUS he's a chemical textile genius before he can shave? That might be a (George Washington) bridge too far.
But my spidey sense tells me that the main reason the filmmakers included the mechanical webs was just to have a dramatic scene where Spidey dramatically runs out of web fluid at a crucial moments and must defeat the villain at a webless disadvantage.
Besides his webs, Spidey is definitely rocking a less red-intensive look than Tobey did, with less textured web embossing. And, while MTV smartly cautions that this might be a special stunt costume, check out them silver sneaker-looking things! The whole get-up reminds me of Ben Reilly-era Spider-Man (Ben was Spidey's clone, although he thought he was really...you know what? Forget it.) Check it out below.
Even though I don't see the point of a new Spider-Man movie this soon, I remain cautiously optimistic. What do you think, True Believer?