Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spider-Man's Costume Reboot

Ever since the 2012 Spider-Man reboot was announced one of the major questions I had about it concerned Spidey's costume. The costume Tobey Maguire wore was already as well designed as one could reasonably hope for in a live action movie. Yet the reboot costume would need to be different, and therefore it was guaranteed to be a step-down by comparison. The only way to stay true to the comics and still be different from the first movie, and possibly even better, is if they went with cloth homemade-looking costume. Well turns out Sony didn't go in that direction. Here's a picture of Andrew Garfield wearing the new Spider-Man costume.

It's pretty much your standard live-action-adaptation-of-a-comic-book costume. It certainly doesn't reach the highs of Iron Man or the first Spider-Man costume but at least it's better than what we've see in the X-Men movies. Its different for the sake of being different. There are two things in particular that bug me. One is the lack of red wrapped around his waist simulating a belt. The othe is the spider insignia on his chest and how its legs extend down the front of the costume. It's like they're trying to draw attention to his crotch. Beyond that it's hard to judge further. I'm assuming this picture shows Spider-Man after a battle and it doesn't always look this dirty. Plus we're still missing out on a key feature: his mask. I can't wait to see what that looks like.

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