As Splash Page Editor Rick Marshall demonstrated earlier this month, the Spider-Man suit that Andrew Garfield will don in Sony’s upcoming reboot of the comic franchise differs in key ways from the suits Tobey Maguire wore over the course of three movies as the web-slinging boy wonder. And those changes — a less emphasized Spidey symbol, for instance, and a thinner strip of red down the chest — left some fans disheartened.
But guess who wasn’t let down by the new suit? Maguire himself. The 35-year-old actor let MTV News know his thoughts on the costume when we caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his dark comedy, “The Details.”
“The suit? I thought it looked cool,” he said. “I think they did a great job with the design of it and I’m excited to see it in action.”
One design choice in particular has piqued fans’ curiosity: the presence of what appear to be mechanical web-shooters on Garfield’s suit, seeming to suggest that his Spidey will not organically produce webs — à la Maguire’s iteration — but will return to a previous conception of the character employing a device to emit a spider web-like substance. Emma Stone confirmed those suspicions recently when she told MTV News, “It’s a device.”
Production on the new “Spider-Man” is currently underway with an eye toward a July 3, 2012 release date.
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