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Director Marc Webb talks about the web-shooters and costume of The Amazing Spider-Man

4 years agoby:

Hard to believe it's been a decade since we were reporting about comic fans' outrage that the movie version of Marvel's wall-crawling superhero SPIDER-MAN would feature organic web-shooters rather than the character's traditional mechanical ones (a furor that even prompted an obviously failed online anti-organic campaign attempting to battle the idea).

But director Marc Webb clearly wanted to get away from the wrist-jizz and return to the comic origins for his reboot THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and went straight to the Man for advice: "I had a meeting with Stan Lee and we talked about the web-shooters," Webb tells Hero Complex. "I was curious about the incarnation of them [because] of course in the previous films [they went away from them] and we wanted to reestablish ourselves. That was one thing but the other thing was the fact that the web-shooters were able to dramatize Peter’s intellect and I thought that was really cool."

"It was in the comics and we have a different design but it’s a cool element to have," Webb says. "It’s not something we over-use or over-exploit. To me, it’s something I remember from when I was a kid and thinking ‘It would be cool if I could build those.’"

Webb also says that carries over into the design of the outfit: "We paid attention to the question of ‘How would a kid make it?’ And obviously we took some license with it."

"With the costume and the web-shooters we wanted to emphasize that these are things that Peter Parker made and that he is special himself even if he feels like he’s an outsider."

Sony's 3D relaunch stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson, Irrfan Khan and Annie Parisse. Our high-haired hero swings into theaters on July 3, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: I'm still not used to a guy named Webb talking about Spider-Man.
Source: Hero Complex

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10:44AM on 08/02/2011
As long as we don't have any 'goth Peter dancing down the street' I'm happy.

Urgh. That shit still gives me goosebumps....
As long as we don't have any 'goth Peter dancing down the street' I'm happy.

Urgh. That shit still gives me goosebumps....
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9:25AM on 08/02/2011
That speech of his ... I'm sure the guy is sincere, but he seems awful self-aware; with the page toss and the cute little jokes. I dunno.

Also, if they're paying attention to the fact that Parker makes his suit, wouldn't the suit look ... less complex and perfect? Hell, just color thumbs down - I got nothing nice to say.
That speech of his ... I'm sure the guy is sincere, but he seems awful self-aware; with the page toss and the cute little jokes. I dunno.

Also, if they're paying attention to the fact that Parker makes his suit, wouldn't the suit look ... less complex and perfect? Hell, just color thumbs down - I got nothing nice to say.
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3:19AM on 08/02/2011
Honestly the only thing I hate about the suit are the eyes
Honestly the only thing I hate about the suit are the eyes
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2:31AM on 08/02/2011
Is he going to sparkle in the sunlight too?
Is he going to sparkle in the sunlight too?
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11:47PM on 08/01/2011
Spiderman...on the WB...
Spiderman...on the WB...
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11:29PM on 08/01/2011

While I hope we'll get Spidey's traditional looking suit....

I am really thrilled for this reboot. It allows a complete correction of pass mistakes by Raimi, but also being its own thing. I was a big fan of Raimi's films, but anything can be improved upon or made better, and this is one of those cases/characters that could go through my incarnations and reboots and I'll still watch it regardless.

Batman and Spider-Man are my favorite superheroes and to have them back on the big screen in 2012 along with The Avengers is a fanboy's dream come true.
I am really thrilled for this reboot. It allows a complete correction of pass mistakes by Raimi, but also being its own thing. I was a big fan of Raimi's films, but anything can be improved upon or made better, and this is one of those cases/characters that could go through my incarnations and reboots and I'll still watch it regardless.

Batman and Spider-Man are my favorite superheroes and to have them back on the big screen in 2012 along with The Avengers is a fanboy's dream come true.
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11:23PM on 08/01/2011
I like that picture in the subway car, and I honestly can't wait to see how this all turns out.
I like that picture in the subway car, and I honestly can't wait to see how this all turns out.
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11:21PM on 08/01/2011
WHEN WILL PEOPLE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE GODDAMN WEB SHOOTERS
WHEN WILL PEOPLE SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE GODDAMN WEB SHOOTERS
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11:07PM on 08/01/2011
TIDBIT: I hope that wasn't the only reason why the hired him...
TIDBIT: I hope that wasn't the only reason why the hired him...
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