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One piece of Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy that comic geeks took issue with was his decision to make web shooting an organic part of Peter Parker's spider powers. It did seem like that would allow him to gloss over ten minutes worth of exposition showing Parker making web shooters and solution in a home lab, but it wasn't exactly canon either.

Marc Webb appears to be going back to the character's roots in his version, as it's been confirmed that Andrew Garfield's Parker will in fact be using mechanical web shooters and web solution that has been known on many occasions to run dry when he needs it the most, creating new scenarios of possible peril.

Fans first began to suspect this was the case when close inspection of the first Spidey photo revealed hints of metal near his wrists on close inspection. But at the Golden Globes, Gwen Stacy herself (Emma Stone) confirmed that the web shooters would be mechanical, telling an MTV interviewer that yes, "it's a device."

Not a big deal either way, but interesting to see that change in the upcoming film. Makes you wonder how else this new Spider-universe might differ from what we've seen previously.

Extra Tidbit: Just not sure why if he gets the strength and climbing abilities, why gaining web spinning powers organically is sacrilegious.
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1:38PM on 01/18/2011

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it make perfect sense to gain the ability to shoot web. a lof of rage nerds QQ about raimi making them be organic. Even tho it makes more sense from a genetic mutation standpoint - which is what happened to spider-man.
it make perfect sense to gain the ability to shoot web. a lof of rage nerds QQ about raimi making them be organic. Even tho it makes more sense from a genetic mutation standpoint - which is what happened to spider-man.
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1:45PM on 01/18/2011
You CLEARLY don't read comic books.

Yes, that's an insult.
You CLEARLY don't read comic books.

Yes, that's an insult.
2:22PM on 01/18/2011
I read comics and thought the organic shooters made sense.
I read comics and thought the organic shooters made sense.
11:44AM on 01/18/2011

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I agree Paul, he gets all of the other powers of a spider, why not the web making portion as well?
I agree Paul, he gets all of the other powers of a spider, why not the web making portion as well?
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12:18PM on 01/18/2011
whoever noticed this in the orginal picture without being told about it really needs to get laid.
whoever noticed this in the orginal picture without being told about it really needs to get laid.
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1:59PM on 01/18/2011
The fact that he noticed them is what got him laid. Girls love attention to detail.
The fact that he noticed them is what got him laid. Girls love attention to detail.
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1:24PM on 01/18/2011

Either way is fine

I dont have a prob with the organic shooters from the Raimi films...but didnt he himself lift that idea from the James Cameron script? Anyway, as a huge fan of Spidey i can only say that going this route is most likely the best way to go. From a canon standpoint, and to better distance this film from the previous series.
I dont have a prob with the organic shooters from the Raimi films...but didnt he himself lift that idea from the James Cameron script? Anyway, as a huge fan of Spidey i can only say that going this route is most likely the best way to go. From a canon standpoint, and to better distance this film from the previous series.
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2:28PM on 01/18/2011
I know Spiderman 3 has a let down but am I the only person still going 'hold on, they've replaced Sam Raimi, one of the biggest geeks/spiderman fans in hollywood, with a romcom director?' They are also remaking a film less than ten years old. Original cinema?! FUCK THAT.
I know Spiderman 3 has a let down but am I the only person still going 'hold on, they've replaced Sam Raimi, one of the biggest geeks/spiderman fans in hollywood, with a romcom director?' They are also remaking a film less than ten years old. Original cinema?! FUCK THAT.
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2:40PM on 01/18/2011
Bullshit. Any self respecting Spider-man fan wouldn't have A. Killed off Doc Ock or B. Retconned in some bullshit about the fuckin' Sandman really shooting Uncle Ben. Do you believe every writer/director attached to a superhero film when they say they are "a big fan of the comics?" 'Cuz ya shouldn't. Atleast Franco had the balls to say he never read a single comic until he signed on to the films.

Also, you can't pigeonhole a first time director into one genre.

And another thing, they're
Bullshit. Any self respecting Spider-man fan wouldn't have A. Killed off Doc Ock or B. Retconned in some bullshit about the fuckin' Sandman really shooting Uncle Ben. Do you believe every writer/director attached to a superhero film when they say they are "a big fan of the comics?" 'Cuz ya shouldn't. Atleast Franco had the balls to say he never read a single comic until he signed on to the films.

Also, you can't pigeonhole a first time director into one genre.

And another thing, they're not "remaking" a film, they're making a new adaptation of a work that's been around for decades. Sam Raimi didn't INVENT Spider-man.
3:11PM on 01/18/2011
Did I fuck your mother or something?
Did I fuck your mother or something?
3:22PM on 01/18/2011
I dunno, did you?
I dunno, did you?
3:58PM on 01/18/2011
huh...I ALWAYS thought it was pigeonHOLD...thanks for the lesson, i am dumb.
huh...I ALWAYS thought it was pigeonHOLD...thanks for the lesson, i am dumb.
11:46AM on 01/18/2011

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Not sure why either. Every time somebody wants to make the case that comic fans overreacts to everything, that's the example they name. I understand it wasn't 100% faithful but it wasn't the right battle to pick.
Not sure why either. Every time somebody wants to make the case that comic fans overreacts to everything, that's the example they name. I understand it wasn't 100% faithful but it wasn't the right battle to pick.
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1:41PM on 01/18/2011

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I see your point, but again i think that given the actual origins of the character combined with making this a true reboot makes for a better decision. Of course, even as big a webhead as i may be, i cant say that the organic shooters caused me to lose sleep either, lol.
I see your point, but again i think that given the actual origins of the character combined with making this a true reboot makes for a better decision. Of course, even as big a webhead as i may be, i cant say that the organic shooters caused me to lose sleep either, lol.
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11:57AM on 01/18/2011

Because, if he really had the ability to make webs...

...based on the anatomy of a spider, the web would shoot out of his ass.

Yay for real web shooters!!!
...based on the anatomy of a spider, the web would shoot out of his ass.

Yay for real web shooters!!!
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12:00PM on 01/18/2011
Haha, good point.
Haha, good point.
12:08PM on 01/18/2011
He also doesn't have a whole bunch-a legs.
He also doesn't have a whole bunch-a legs.
2:21PM on 01/18/2011
Yes because watching a man shoot web out of his ass isn't weird.
We are talking about a man's Dna mixing with a spiders, I don't think you have to be too realistic.
Yes because watching a man shoot web out of his ass isn't weird.
We are talking about a man's Dna mixing with a spiders, I don't think you have to be too realistic.
1:44PM on 01/18/2011
I liked Raimi's version of the webbing being organic and shooting from Parker's wrists, but this is fine too. Like it was said in the article, the webbbing running out should make for interesting drama when Parker has to fight. And also, it's better for Webb to differentiate his version with Raimi's.

I'm really excited for this and can't wait to see Spidey on screen again kicking ass.
I liked Raimi's version of the webbing being organic and shooting from Parker's wrists, but this is fine too. Like it was said in the article, the webbbing running out should make for interesting drama when Parker has to fight. And also, it's better for Webb to differentiate his version with Raimi's.

I'm really excited for this and can't wait to see Spidey on screen again kicking ass.
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12:18PM on 01/18/2011
I think you mean Emma Stone, btw. :P
I think you mean Emma Stone, btw. :P
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4:50PM on 01/18/2011

Not that important

Either way I'm fine, I can see why organic web pisses the comic book fans off.. I guess... I get the feeling that him running out of web is going to get old real fast but whatever. I'm still down for this reboot although I feel like they should have let Raimi have one more go at a movie since they totally fucked him in Spiderman 3. I just hope these films will be a little bit darker. Spiderman has always been a 'candy coated' super hero for me so please bring the grit. I guess thats why I've
Either way I'm fine, I can see why organic web pisses the comic book fans off.. I guess... I get the feeling that him running out of web is going to get old real fast but whatever. I'm still down for this reboot although I feel like they should have let Raimi have one more go at a movie since they totally fucked him in Spiderman 3. I just hope these films will be a little bit darker. Spiderman has always been a 'candy coated' super hero for me so please bring the grit. I guess thats why I've always been a Batman fan.
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2:40PM on 01/18/2011
While it's more faithful to the comics, I actually like natural web better. Just makes the character more "super".
While it's more faithful to the comics, I actually like natural web better. Just makes the character more "super".
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12:56PM on 01/18/2011
I didn't mind the organic web shooters, but the mechanical shooters can really add tension to action sequences, I'm interested in seeing how they roll with it....
I didn't mind the organic web shooters, but the mechanical shooters can really add tension to action sequences, I'm interested in seeing how they roll with it....
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11:47AM on 01/18/2011
Organic Web-spiining isn't exactly sacrilegious- it's just that mechanical web-spinning is more interesting and really brings Parker's intellect to the foreground.
Organic Web-spiining isn't exactly sacrilegious- it's just that mechanical web-spinning is more interesting and really brings Parker's intellect to the foreground.
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4:46PM on 01/18/2011

Lame....

I liked the web spinning to be organic. I'm really not interested in a Spiderman that runs out of his web shit, jumps around sticking to walls, and then has to walk home and reload. WTF? The webbing is half of what I say makes him a bad ass, take that away and he just doesn't seem all that interesting.
I liked the web spinning to be organic. I'm really not interested in a Spiderman that runs out of his web shit, jumps around sticking to walls, and then has to walk home and reload. WTF? The webbing is half of what I say makes him a bad ass, take that away and he just doesn't seem all that interesting.
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7:14PM on 01/18/2011
Why is everyone acting like Spidey NEVER lost his web swinging abilities in Raimi's films. Remember this [link] (Skip to 1 minute in).

The only difference is that now it'll be a bit more faithful to the comics in that he'll just run out of web every once in a while. What's the big deal.

Plus, this way, the fact that Peter Parker really is a fucking genius will really hit home instead of just being TOLD that he's really smart in Raimi's films. I mean, at what point besides going to school,
Why is everyone acting like Spidey NEVER lost his web swinging abilities in Raimi's films. Remember this [link] (Skip to 1 minute in).

The only difference is that now it'll be a bit more faithful to the comics in that he'll just run out of web every once in a while. What's the big deal.

Plus, this way, the fact that Peter Parker really is a fucking genius will really hit home instead of just being TOLD that he's really smart in Raimi's films. I mean, at what point besides going to school, is Peter actually shown to be intelligent in Raimi's films. I can't think of any. That's like making a Superman film where Clark isn't nice or a Batman film where Bruce isn't a spoiled playboy for his disguise. It's an important part of the character that was unfortunately left out of Raimi's trilogy.

Organic web shooters were fine but mechanical ones will add an extra layer to the story and help differentiate it from the first trilogy.

The more important bit of info I want to know about is whether we get the wisecracking, insulting Spidey who mocks his opponents. That was the biggest thing I missed in Raimi's series.
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3:31PM on 01/18/2011
I still say that theyre so obviously there its a weakness. All it takes is one baddie to crush the web shooters. Give me organic in the movies any day
I still say that theyre so obviously there its a weakness. All it takes is one baddie to crush the web shooters. Give me organic in the movies any day
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2:55PM on 01/18/2011
This seemed fairly obvious from the get go. It's one of the easiest ways to differentiate from Raimi's films. Fans of the comic should be happy with the sticking closer to the comic book, but I am still very skeptical. The originals were good enough that I still don't think they need to be "refreshed". I will hold off judgement, but correcting web shooters doesn't change my indifference to this film.
This seemed fairly obvious from the get go. It's one of the easiest ways to differentiate from Raimi's films. Fans of the comic should be happy with the sticking closer to the comic book, but I am still very skeptical. The originals were good enough that I still don't think they need to be "refreshed". I will hold off judgement, but correcting web shooters doesn't change my indifference to this film.
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1:04PM on 01/18/2011

Not sure

What Raimi's final thoughts were when he decided the organic shooters but i do recall that's what had happened to Spider Man in the comics at the time.

The was a huge crossover called The Other where Spidey pretty much dies and is reborn. Organic webs was one of the change to the character when he was reborn.
What Raimi's final thoughts were when he decided the organic shooters but i do recall that's what had happened to Spider Man in the comics at the time.

The was a huge crossover called The Other where Spidey pretty much dies and is reborn. Organic webs was one of the change to the character when he was reborn.
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6:31AM on 01/19/2011

Or...

maybe he gets them from Morgan Freeman.
maybe he gets them from Morgan Freeman.
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9:51PM on 01/18/2011
Hurray!
As for the tidbit, my feeling was that organc web shooters were just "too much" into the realm of the spider DNA (spider radiation) taking over. First Peter gets organic web shooting, and then the next thing you know he'll be sprouting extra limbs and eyes. And, as others have mentioned, mechanical webshooters helped to show off just how smart Spidey is supposed to be.
Hurray!
As for the tidbit, my feeling was that organc web shooters were just "too much" into the realm of the spider DNA (spider radiation) taking over. First Peter gets organic web shooting, and then the next thing you know he'll be sprouting extra limbs and eyes. And, as others have mentioned, mechanical webshooters helped to show off just how smart Spidey is supposed to be.
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11:45PM on 01/18/2011
There was actually a story-arc or two where Peter begins to show more spider traits like extra limbs, etc.
There was actually a story-arc or two where Peter begins to show more spider traits like extra limbs, etc.
12:01AM on 01/19/2011
The Spider-Man Tech special on the History channel or whatever said that the organic webbing was wayyy more believable than a teenager creating his own in a lab. But I do like the home-made ones for because of the troubl e they end up creating for the character.

Also in Raimi's defense, I have no problem with killing off the villains in his movies because I'm sure he wasn't planning on making over 600 movies like where the comic is at right now. But of course, there is a few other story-arcs
The Spider-Man Tech special on the History channel or whatever said that the organic webbing was wayyy more believable than a teenager creating his own in a lab. But I do like the home-made ones for because of the troubl e they end up creating for the character.

Also in Raimi's defense, I have no problem with killing off the villains in his movies because I'm sure he wasn't planning on making over 600 movies like where the comic is at right now. But of course, there is a few other story-arcs featuring green goblin i would've like to have seen...
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7:58PM on 01/18/2011

Just fine...

I don't think anybody had a problem with the organic shooters but I do favor the mechanical ones more. Not because of the whole fluid running out thing but because of the fact that spiderman had stronger villains. Villains like venom and the lizard ripped through his normal solutions like they were nothing causing spiderman to ponder and use his intelligence to create stronger fluids.

Extra tb: It does and doesn't make sense at the same time cause while one would think he should be able to
I don't think anybody had a problem with the organic shooters but I do favor the mechanical ones more. Not because of the whole fluid running out thing but because of the fact that spiderman had stronger villains. Villains like venom and the lizard ripped through his normal solutions like they were nothing causing spiderman to ponder and use his intelligence to create stronger fluids.

Extra tb: It does and doesn't make sense at the same time cause while one would think he should be able to organically produce web he is still only human/spider. It only makes sense that he would receive the superpowers that coincide with the human anatomy. Basically what I'm trying to say is I don't care if he does have spider DNA in him I don't think the human part of his DNA would allow him to make spider webs. That is a very unique feature and I feel he would have to be a whole spider in order to do that.
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7:58PM on 01/18/2011

Just fine...

I don't think anybody had a problem with the organic shooters but I do favor the mechanical ones more. Not because of the whole fluid running out thing but because of the fact that spiderman had stronger villains. Villains like venom and the lizard ripped through his normal solutions like they were nothing causing spiderman to ponder and use his intelligence to create stronger fluids.

Extra tb: It does and doesn't make sense at the same time cause while one would think he should be able to
I don't think anybody had a problem with the organic shooters but I do favor the mechanical ones more. Not because of the whole fluid running out thing but because of the fact that spiderman had stronger villains. Villains like venom and the lizard ripped through his normal solutions like they were nothing causing spiderman to ponder and use his intelligence to create stronger fluids.

Extra tb: It does and doesn't make sense at the same time cause while one would think he should be able to organically produce web he is still only human/spider. It only makes sense that he would receive the superpowers that coincide with the human anatomy. Basically what I'm trying to say is I don't care if he does have spider DNA in him I don't think the human part of his DNA would allow him to make spider webs. That is a very unique feature and I feel he would have to be a whole spider in order to do that.
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7:20AM on 01/19/2011

Actually, pretty stupid canon...

...I mean, it may have been the comic canon, but it was kind of stupid to have a high school kid come up with web shooters. If it was that easy, there would've been web shooting people all over the world.
...I mean, it may have been the comic canon, but it was kind of stupid to have a high school kid come up with web shooters. If it was that easy, there would've been web shooting people all over the world.
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5:51PM on 01/20/2011
You're a dick. Peter was supposed to be a science genius...
You're a dick. Peter was supposed to be a science genius...
4:16PM on 01/18/2011

Either or works for me....

But I hate those damn gloves on the new suit. Looks like biker gloves or skater-gloves with the dumb blue lines. I hope the mask doesn't suck but the new suit has got me worried I might like the entire movie but not the changes made to a simplistic, easily-adaptable suit. Raimi's was sheer perfection despite the silver webbing. I know Webb wanted to differentiate from what came before, but it's like the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
But I hate those damn gloves on the new suit. Looks like biker gloves or skater-gloves with the dumb blue lines. I hope the mask doesn't suck but the new suit has got me worried I might like the entire movie but not the changes made to a simplistic, easily-adaptable suit. Raimi's was sheer perfection despite the silver webbing. I know Webb wanted to differentiate from what came before, but it's like the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."
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12:29PM on 01/18/2011

good...

the point of the web shooters is to show that Parker is a boy genius, and is INTEGRAL to the story.
the point of the web shooters is to show that Parker is a boy genius, and is INTEGRAL to the story.
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3:47PM on 01/18/2011

Can't fucking believe there are ppl defending organic webshooters

Fuck you, James Cameron. You consistently ruin my day.
Fuck you, James Cameron. You consistently ruin my day.
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4:07PM on 01/18/2011
canīt fucking belive ppl care about the webshooters, organic or not..
canīt fucking belive ppl care about the webshooters, organic or not..
4:38PM on 01/18/2011
Its a fuckin' online forum, if we had lives, we'd be out living them right now.

P.S. T:SCC sucked ass.
Its a fuckin' online forum, if we had lives, we'd be out living them right now.

P.S. T:SCC sucked ass.
12:57PM on 01/18/2011
RIP Wrist Cum: 2002-207

Thanks for the lulz.
RIP Wrist Cum: 2002-207

Thanks for the lulz.
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6:23PM on 01/18/2011

This is a dumb move

To those who think it's not important tell me this. Exactly how are they going to explain the amount of fluid used while he's swinging around, let alone the amount used in battle? This has been glossed over in the comics for years. As a child I never really questioned it.As an adult it makes no sense. Kids are much smarter now and they will 100% want to know. You can guarantee the only time he will run out of them is in the middle of a battle and never when he swings for miles and miles
To those who think it's not important tell me this. Exactly how are they going to explain the amount of fluid used while he's swinging around, let alone the amount used in battle? This has been glossed over in the comics for years. As a child I never really questioned it.As an adult it makes no sense. Kids are much smarter now and they will 100% want to know. You can guarantee the only time he will run out of them is in the middle of a battle and never when he swings for miles and miles through New York City. Oh well, I guess I just have to hope that this version of spidey includes things that the last version missed. Such as his constant put downs during battle. That's the one thing I, and everyone I know, missed from Spidey. I have yet to talk to a single person who had a problem with the organic web shooters.
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7:23AM on 01/19/2011
I completely agree. Too bad fanboys with hardons for a spider give thumbs down without using their brains.
I completely agree. Too bad fanboys with hardons for a spider give thumbs down without using their brains.
12:16PM on 01/18/2011
I appreciate the adherence to spidey canon. Even though its kind of small potatoes it does get mentioned quite a bit in the comics how he struggles with his job to make enough money to make the fluid. At least they didnt go with The Other story line and give him mandibles out of his wrists.
I appreciate the adherence to spidey canon. Even though its kind of small potatoes it does get mentioned quite a bit in the comics how he struggles with his job to make enough money to make the fluid. At least they didnt go with The Other story line and give him mandibles out of his wrists.
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3:29PM on 01/18/2011
This whole movie is a stupid idea. Viva la Tobey.
This whole movie is a stupid idea. Viva la Tobey.
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12:35PM on 01/18/2011
Raimi turned organic web shooters in to a deus ex machina, and the mechanics behind the webs were never explained, thus they felt superfluous.

The mechanical web shooters are better. I'm happy he's going this route.
Raimi turned organic web shooters in to a deus ex machina, and the mechanics behind the webs were never explained, thus they felt superfluous.

The mechanical web shooters are better. I'm happy he's going this route.
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