When Sony released the first image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man last week, it was a big deal for multiple reasons. Along with offering us our first look at the actor in the iconic red-and-blue costume, eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out the mysterious metal discs on his inner wrists, which seem to indicate that director Marc Webb’s reboot of the blockbuster franchise could take Peter Parker’s web-shooting ability in a new direction, too.
But are those web-shooters a throwback to the old mechanical system (and webbing) that Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko originally envisioned for the bookworm-turned-superhero, or simply an accessory that facilitates the slinging of organic webs?
“It’s a device,” Emma Stone told MTV News during the Golden Globe Awards when asked about the silver discs on Garfield’s costume.
And while that confirms that there’s something mechanical at play in the new costume, it doesn’t necessarily confirm that we’ll see this iteration of Peter Parker inventing his own webbing and web-shooters instead of going the organic route.
Asked whether her character, Gwen Stacy, would see any action in the film, Stone opted to keep fans guessing about that element of the film, too.
“You’re just going to have to wait and see,” she said.
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