All this week we’ve seen photos and footage from the Los Angeles set of Sony’s upcoming reboot of the “Spider-Man” movie franchise. And while it’s always fun to analyze blurry, occasionally confusing shots of the film and its web-slinging hero in action, it’s even better when we get a nice, clean shot of the ol’ wall-crawler to scrutinize.
For example, this new photo from the set of the film:
Yes, that’s a brand new photo of Spider-Man in action while filming a scene in Marc Webb’s upcoming reboot — and there are at least two very interesting elements of the image that caught my eye right away.
1. THE MASK
The first image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man gave us a great look at the new costume our friendly neighborhood webslinger will sport in the relaunched film franchise, but it was missing one big item: the mask. While this new photo from the set of the film looks like it features the version of the costume used for stunts — likely to differ from the up-close, camera-friendly costume design — it does give us some indication of what to expect from Spidey’s mask.
Everyone wondering about the size and shape of Spider-Man’s eyes on the costume might find at least some answer in the new photo — though fans of Todd McFarlane’s iconic large-eyed mask will likely be disappointed. Oh, and if you’re wondering about the red eyes, I’m pretty sure that’s just part of the stunt costume, not the final look (the same might be said of the “sneakers,” too — though we’ll have to wait for more official imagery to be sure).
2. THE WEB-SHOOTERS
One of the biggest questions that popped up after we saw the first photo of the new Spider-Man costume involves the presence of those metal discs on Spidey’s wrists. Are they a modern take on the mechanical web-shooters Spider-Man began his career with, or just a contraption that facilitates organic web-slinging? Garfield’s co-star Emma Stone (who plays Gwen Stacy) only added fuel to the fires of speculation when she confirmed that they were “a device” to shoot webbing.
In this new photo, we get an even closer look at the discs, and from a slightly different angle than we’ve seen in previous photos. I’m still not sure what conclusions to draw from this element of the photo, but I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it.
While those are the two items that particularly caught my eye in the photo, the new image also gives us a good look at the color scheme and side profile of Spidey’s new suit. It’s clearly a significant departure from the costume Tobey Maguire wore in Sam Raimi’s three-film franchise, and looks a bit more sleek than its predecessor, among other differences.
What do you think?
Photo by Eric Ford / On Location News.
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