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Nordling here.

Sony's website for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is up and running, and with it are some terrific new photos from the film. The site also states a little bit of the synopsis and to expect more films with this iteration of the series - as if there was any doubt that this would continue, obviously the SPIDER-MAN films are highly profitable for them - and it's fairly impressive.  Click the link above to check it out, but here are some of the shots you can look forward to this summer:

Nordling, out.

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  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    This shoulda been Spidey 3

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    and then we wouldn't have to worry about the reboot.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I'm interested in how this will review

    by D o o d

    my thoughts are that they won't be too kind on it. On the other hand, by Spiderman 3, Raimi had all but killed the franchise!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Senseless reboot.

    by JethroBodine

    Waste of time. Same story, different villan. WASTE OF TIME!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Silver Grippy Slippers of Doom

    by Jaster Mareel

    Just can't get past those stupid costume changes.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    why is there a camera in the 3rd pic?

    by sunwukong86

    looks weird

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    This just doesn't look good...

    by theBigWasted

    not only does the idea of another Spidey origin story bore the hell outta me, these photos do little to offset the bland feeling I got watching the teaser.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by theBigWasted

    That's an Ex-1 or 3 or something. Definitely not the camera they used to shoot this :) Pre-Lizard, Lizard guy is likely recording a video blog or some of his sciency progress.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    And as much as I dislike the idea of this reboot

    by theBigWasted

    it's Raimi's fault for making the gawdawful mess that they called Spiderman 3. What a horrific film. Nearly approaches Batman and Robin status at points. Wasted Venom, emo-Spidey, crapFX, just putrid all-around.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Doesn't really discuss the story....

    by Jaster Mareel

    Other than to say Peter's father "held a secret". I hope they don't go the retarded route of Peter's parents being agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    is Spidey wearing Air Jordans in the first pic?

    by Titus05

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    He spray paints a tag on a billboard?

    by torontoxic

    That's concerning. The Amazing Spider Cholo?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    this movie is doomed

    by drave117

    Because those 4 images didn't blow my mind, I am pretty sure at least 4 of the 200k frames in this movie will also not blow my mind. Seriously, though, it looks fine. I'll see it.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I was actually looking forward to Raimi's 4th

    by Rob Jenson

    but I'm sure this will be fun. Also, I'm glad Raimi's freed up to do other projects (except for E.D., maddeningly, even though there's a new one on the way; sigh). My only real problem with the new spidey is the one mentioned above -- another origin story, really? I've gotten to the point where I'd love to just see them skip the origin entirely. Of course, sometimes the origin's the part the works best in a movie. Take Captain America. They put a lot of thought and heart into the first half, the origin, but once that was out of the way it got sort of cookie-cutter.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah! In that first pic there's a spider spray paint tag!!!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Oh man, that was one of the stupidest parts of Daredevil!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    How the hell is is feet sticking?

    by paul waterton

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, he tags?

    by gotilk

    And I was going to ask what's wrong with his left foot, but I get it now. Not saying I hate this, but a tagging Spidey?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Aunt May should not be "doable"

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    I'll see this - as will all of us shmucks, but I won't like it.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    You can't change Spidey outfit

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    It's the second most iconic super-hero costume of all time. The first would be Superman's but Spidey have the advantage of not looking dated after 50 years of history. It dosen't matter if the screenplay is a master piece. They already fucked up one of the main things that makes Spider-man so cool.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    shit... I just became one of you.

    by gotilk

    Quick fix: I hope it's a good film.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Camera in the 3rd pic

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Dr. Connors is documenting his work. I'm sure that Parker will discover the video, watch it, see something crazy go down -- a shadowy, monstrous figure that smashes the camera, ending the vid. In fact, count on it.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    How come he never has the underarm webs

    by Yamato

    After all, it was part of the original costume. The silver boots look stupid.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    pics old.

    by vulturess

    spidey slippers are a great bit of childrens merchandising.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I really HATE the webslingers...

    by Chris Moody

    ...because that was one of the best improvements from the comic book in the films by Sam Raimi & Co. In addition, I find it interesting that Forest Gump and Peter Parker are brothers. That Mrs. Gump really gets around!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Well- there's nothing here that makes me want to throw things

    by krabklaw

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I would say that Dr. Conners' hair looks obvious in its stereotype...

    by Chris Moody

    ...but the guy is the spitting image of a professor who was on my dissertation committee! I guess that they care about research and not hair? A lack of concern is one of the few things that make me happy with my 'fro.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    LOVE the mechanical Web Shooters!

    by Bob

    Old school Spidey / science nerd / makes his own webbbing / can run out at inopportune moments. Love it! Fuck that Ultimate Spider Man biological webbing bullshit. He's dead anyway. They killed him off to be more multicultural and replace him with a black kid.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Is it me...

    by Chris Moody

    ...or does the size and girth of SPIDERMAN in the first pic make it too obvious that this is a stunt man who doesn't have the same anatomic dimensions as Peter Parker?

  • JESUS-FUCKING-CHRIST, start reporting this, AICN! And, I hope you were joking, gotilk; Giving everything a positive spin doesn't automatically make you a better film fan, or, a better person. If you don't like what you've seen or read about this movie, then guess what - You don't like what you've seen or read about this movie. Its not as if you're mistaken. If you don't like something, then, you don't like it. Never allow others try to make you feel bad for questioning things. Being complacent doesn't make you a superior person. Just a successful consumer. But, I guess in a military industrial complex, a great consumer is the same as a great human being. Establishment. Establishment. You always know what's right...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    honey badger don't give a sh*t

    by John Hughes

    He'll see that movie!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by Musicman247

    I wondered that same thing. Are they going with an anti-gravity reason for Spiderman sticking to things? If not, how will his "barbs" cling to stuff through his shoes?

  • and no, you weren't cracking a joke.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    His suit looks like it's made from old rubber tires

    by magazoid

    When will the idiots of Hollywood learn to leave these characters outfits alone? It simply looks terrible. And from what I've seen and heard the Lizard will suck as well. And the web shooters look ridicules.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Can anyone explain

    by CountOrlok his shoes are able to adhere to walls? I can understand his bare hands sticking, but shouldn't he also need to be barefoot?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Iowa Snot Client

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Shoes, Movie rights

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    Shoe stick because has superpwers, they made th movie to keep the rights because that why they have the make the movie

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    subway photo

    by logjam

    Is it just me or can you easily tell that subway photo was shot right-side up, then flipped in post? His coat is "dangling" but nothing else seems to be (t-shirt, hair, pant legs, shoelaces). Probably just nitpicking but I dunno...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    HE has superpowers... not his shoes.

    by CountOrlok

    If I put tiny shoes on a real spider it wouldn't be able to climb walls, so how come Pete's footwear seem to have been imbued with his super powers?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    How is he sticking? I'll give it a go.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    His feet aren't actually sticking to anything. It's only his hands and his feet are just being used as a brace, all the weight is in his wrists... cause he's strong, you know, like a super-spider. <P> Yeah, that's the best I can do. Other-wise he just ruined his new sneakers with really long spider-barbs. At least in comics like EarthX they had the good wisdom to show elderly spider-man taking off his sneakers and draping them over his shoulders so he could actually cling to surfaces through his socks. <P> Oh-well. So long as Spider-man is cracking-wise at how absurd it all is, I might be happy. <P> Also, I Hopefully the plot will center around Oscorp researching genetically modified Spiders in order to produce military grade spider-silk uniforms and that's how everything goes down. It would be a real missed opportunity since it would explain the genetically modified spider as well as how he came about his really neat'o suit. But whatever, I'm sure the inciting incident will be weak as all hell. <P> And Lizard? Why? Why Lizard?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    The WEB SHOOTERS look like...

    by Chris Moody

    ...they were purchased at Wal-Mart for $19.99 -- complete with a can of silly string!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Those shoes really do look quite stupid.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Although I'm guessing it's because they have a tie-in deal with Nike and you'll see a "limited Spid-[R]" line of their shoes in stores soon enough, with that same exact laughable adidas look.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    At the very least this will be the third best Spider-Man film

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    His shoes can stick the same way Superman can fly

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    just because. You need more than that then go see a realistic movie because this one is about a kid with spider powers fighting a human/lizard mutant who happens to be his teacher.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    darthvadersbadside, webshooters

    by coz

    Ultimate Spidey had webshooters. At the time, the real Spidey had spinnerets, but the first time that was used was for Spidey 2099 way back in the day.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Peter Parker to 3M

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    PP:"So I made this compound that produces super-strong line that you can swing from, or can tie things up with, or whatever. The only problem is it dissolves after few minutes..oh, and it's only really worth anything if you're a guy genetically altered by a radiated spider, which I just so happen to be." <P> PP: "Oh, and did I mention I'm Spider-Man, you've probably heard of me. But Shhhhh! Keep that shit on the down-low." <P> 3M: We'll think about it, oh and let me call the Daily Bugle I think the editor there would also love to hear about your invention. <P> <P> ..

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Why are people painting spiders over everything?

    by skycrapper

    There's been several pictures that have come out of this production that makes me think that the people making this don't know shit about Spider-Man. For example: Gwen nursing a beaten up Parker who is still wearing his Spidey costume.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Worst Spider-Man Costume Ever!

    by Max

    I've seen better Spider-Man suits at local costume shops.

  • the more this movie is like ultimate spidey the better. im actually kinda psyched for this.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The most amazing thing about this movie...

    by Chris Moody how 6'2" 120 lb Peter Parker... ...turns into a 5'10" 160 lb chubby guy every time he puts on the costume. SHAZAM!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    The thing that gets me excited about this...

    by Gabe Athouse that I hear Spidey cracks jokes at his opponants' expense in this one, unlike in the Raimi pictures. I think I understand why Raimi did it - Stan Lee originally used Spidey to criticize and lampoon the genre itself, by making fun of its tropes (like villains who wear goofy costume and spout lame dialogue) and Raimi didn't want it to seem camp, and so humanized the villains and scuttled the wise cracks. He got Peter Parker right, at least, which one could argue was the most important thing. Still, I missed the motor-mouth Spidey. And supposedly now we'll get it. Stop complaining, you ninnies!

  • but it does look interesting, too bad this wasn't the 1st one.

  • When a twelve-year-old can remember vividly seeing the previous incarnation of the series in theatres, maybe it's a little to early to do the "reboot."

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Wisecracking Spidey

    by Bongwater

    Spider-Man comics were always fun because Spidey would talk a lot of shit. That's the one thing I really find missing in these films. The only time he came close was in the first one, webbing JJJ's mouth shut ("quiet, the big kids are talking" or something). Dunno, I'd like to see that aspect played up more, but I'm afraid we'll just get another milquetoast portrayal.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    You got his costume wrong!!

    by paint163

    Holy shit if you can't get that right..then who knows what else will be wrong.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I want Meme Spider-man.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    I want him to fuck the sky but also give no fucks what-so-ever, and when you ask him "How I make web?" He just shrugs and says "IDK!"

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    And he's still wearing those shoes!!

    by paint163

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by Lamerz

    On the subway car ... what could it possibly mean???

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by Bongwater

    Missed your comment, but yes.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    His costume is fine...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Sheesh, you people are silly.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Τhe costume is awful but they got his pose

    by KilliK

    looks "spidey" like in the comics, as it should be.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Put me on the list. The spidey footies are retarded

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    But a movie does not make it or break it on footwear alone.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    This is ridiculous...

    by paint163

    Stop making this movie at once!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    What happened to TDKR shaky trailer?

    by ImperialMarchFace

    It's listed on the side as a top commented story, but has since been unpublished. Who has the footage?

  • This will make more kids blow their brains out than Kurt Cobain.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I've heard..

    by paint163

    That he sticks to wall using his shoes and those little pad things at the tips of his fingers, the only powers he gets are agility and strength that why he makes the webshooters too.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    In the comic, it was static electricity...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    ...that made Spidey cling to walls. Stan Lee said so in an interview. What the hell does that have to do with spiders!? I think the fibers were a nice invention and the organic web shooters made more sense, too. But I don't care, as long as they tell a good yarn and make me believe. We'll see...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Wish I cared .... but can't do it.


  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by ZOMBRE

    Those really don't look that exciting and Spiderman still looks really stupid. Do you really believe these are ""some terrific new photos from the film"? Explain. Strength in numbers man! Or maybe you didnt grow up reading comic books.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    "Raimi didn't want it to seem camp"LOL

    by Monolith_Jones


  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by Your Moms Box

    I don't buy it. There is a still on the official site of Parker playing basketball, and in it he is clearly holding the ball with the tips of his fingers only. He isn't palming it. He is also gloveless.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by KnowItAllFromCali

    He's wearing regular shoes and no gloves in the last pic...

  • If that's not good enough for then you shouldn't bother with superheros.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    all Raimi does is camp

    by coz

    every single movie, it's kinda his thing, that and beating the hell out of his stars

  • The set looks exactly the same, if cleaned up a little.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Its his knee

    by thedoctor28

    Not his shoes sticking...maybe??!!

  • ...Genetically modified or radioactive. He gets stuck in some kind of genetic-fusing (yeah, it DOES sound dumb) machine at OsCorp.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    As Spike Lee would say..

    by Stalkeye

    ..."Is it the Shoes"?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    If Raimi was trying to avoid camp....

    by Your Moms Box

    He did a piss-poor job of it. All three of his films are LITTERED with silly and assinine moments that made me cringe, and have since affected my ability to watch the movies again. The exception is the second installment, which even-still has the douche-chilling "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" sequence. That effing scene in the first one where a random New Yorker pelts Goblin in the head with a can of soup or whatever it was still enrages me to this day. We couldn't get a quipping Spidey out of fear of eye-rolling, but there was no bones about having Peter Parker disco-dance through the streets of New York?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Even though the director is from Madison...

    by Jaster Mareel

    I'm right there with you guys thinking they've made a bunch of stupid mistakes. Spidey needs fucking traction on his feet now? How totally fucking gay! HOWEVER, the hooks thing was semi-fantasy in the first place. Spiders walk up glass, so how does that work? If you've ever had a tarantual crawl on your hand, there's a weird tingly feeling. That's the bizarre electron attraction insects use to crawl up things. i don't know how it works, but it's sort of a bio-magnetism. So you buy that a full-grown man can be suspended on a sheer wall by a few dozen microscopic hooks? I always rolled my eyes at that part because it's stupid, but a cheap and easy way to explain wall-crawling to the mouth-breathing masses.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    The guy who hates Zack Snyder must have not watched the teaser-trailer

    by Your Moms Box

    because it sure as shit looks to me like a spider bites him.

  • ...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    And I second the notion that he should have web-pits!

    by Jaster Mareel

    I mean, if you're going to change one thing, give him fucking web-pits! They're cool damnit! And it's not like they're long forgotten, you still see them around. I just bought my son Spidey pajamas with web-pits.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    He gets bitten a Spider in the goddamned trailer.

    by ajt2111

    You guys are too much sometimes

  • Hate to be a hater, but nothing I see about this project, aside from blonde Emma Stone in miniskirts and boots like early 70's John Romita-drawn Gwen Stacy, interests me.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Four posts and counting....

    by Your Moms Box

    from the guy that has no interest in this project whatsoever.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Also things this version will do that the other didn't

    by ajt2111

    - A Spidey who actually quips and acts like Spidey - Feature Gwen Stacey as more than a throwaway character designed to make Snaggletooth jealous. - More practical stunts. Yes there will be a shit ton of CGI I'm sure (the trailer confirms that, as does the giant CGI Lizard) but we've seen videos of them actually having a stuntman rigged and swinging around/doing flips, etc. - Once again, and I can't stress this enough, a Spidey who actually quips and acts like Spidey. Also the Lizard has a bigger snout than what we've seen in the Pez dispenser/Concept art. Look I don't know why the fuck people are so eager to hate this move. Spiderman 3 was a fucking abomination. The Black suit was done wrong. Venom was done wrong. Eddie Brock was done wrong. Gwen Stacey was fucking pointless.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    This looks bad...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Batman and Robin bad. By that I mean the people making it don't understand the product or care. They get some romantic comedy type guy to make it. They've already ruined the Lizard... So that alone has put the bullet in this movie for me. But it's starting to look like they don't get anything right here. It's funny Spider-man used to be the top spot come summer time. Now it's what? Fifth? I mean think about how many other movies you're looking forward to before this one. I'm sure there are people more excited for BATTLESHIP over this... Hell one of those people could be me here soon.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Moan all you want about Rami...

    by paint163

    But that teaser trailer with the twin towers was awesome!! Never ever been so excited for a movie.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    so... the bane prologue

    by JAMF

    wasnt even as good as that scene in license to kill where they but a tow rope on the plane midair. probably the shitty quality though, but a mid-air 'heist' is nothing new.... still, i believe in nolan.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    You can't mess with the suit?

    by Kammich

    Really? Tell that to Marvel. Spider-man's suit has been tinkered with and complete overhauled more than just about any other super hero I can think of. Raimi did a good job of adapting the "classic" look to his films; but his films were very much an homage to the golden age of the Lee and Ditko days, so it was fitting. Webb is clearly going for something different here, hence changing the costume. Some people really need to get over the idiosyncratic changes to costuming in super hero movies. If the costume is all that you're focusing on throughout the film, then you're kind of weird.

  • In Spiderman 3. Did we really need to see the genesis of the emo bangs? Couldn't we just assume he pushed his hair down onto his forehead? Honestly, dancing, strutting Peter? Peter trying to kill Sandman, and Peter blowing up Harry's face were the closest that movie got to being good, because they properly portrayed the black suits influence. Also, why was MJ such a fucking cunt in that movie? Remember the ending scene in part 2? The one where she's all "I know you're Spiderman and it will be hard, but l love you go get em Tiger" What the FUCK happened to that? How did Peter know the Belltower would work? Why was there a random truck full of sand in the middle of fucking NYC, right where the Sandman happened to be? Why did Harry choose to dress like a paintball champion? When he could have wore the cool Silver get up that was in the movie? Remember the shot in the movie where Harry takes the Goblin serum? Remember the camera panning by a bunch of much cooler Goblin gear? It's almost as if Raimi was like FUCK YOU GUYS, this is what you could have gotten, but I'm stuck with Venom so I'm sticking you with SHIT. Why didn't the Butler say some shit like...2 movies back? Why in gods name did Raimi want to use the goddamned Vultress? You people honestly think Spiderman 4 would have been better than this? Eat a fat dick. I went into Spidey 3, excited as hell after Spidey 2. and I was so let down. If this movie blows ass, I'll be the first to admit it, but people are hating on trivial shit at this point in typical TB fashion.

  • Back when she was young and bang-able, of course. Still gives me the creeps....Aunt May was always drawn *extremely* old and frail....and she wasn't Gidget or the Flying Nun. We'll have to wait and see if the film is any good though.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Nordling - as if there was any doubt that this would continue

    by paint163

    Have you read any of these talkbacks or anything that fans of the spiderman have said about how this movie looks.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Anyway, I've got an oddly positive vibe about this movie

    by Kammich

    A relatively unproven director, a really strong cast, a lower-end(albeit still awesome) villain that will not overshadow the arc of the hero... besides the obvious aesthetic and tonal comparisons, something about this "Amazing Spider-man" is reminding me of the limited buzz around "Batman Begins" 6 months or so that film was released. I had low expectations for 'Begins,' and it helped make it a much more enjoyable experience for me. I wasn't head-over-heels for the movie, but I thought they did a good job establishing a fresh jumping-off point, and setting up for a potentially great sequel(which Nolan delivered). I can only hope for the same from Webb and co. Give us a steady, unoffensive 'reboot' that pays respect to its characters and delivers a forward-driving narrative that sets up a bigger sequel. Because I want fuckin' Christoph Waltz and Anton Yelchin as Norman and Harry Osborn in a sequel.

  • Every site I read at that point said that they nailed Spidey's personality, which is something the Raimi movies failed to do. Silent Spidey = not a good thing. I fail to see how they don't understand the product. How the FUCK is the abomination that is Spidey 3 considered by anybody to be a movie that "understands the product"? How would using a character like the Vultress have been an understanding of the product? Fuck you people. You just want to hate this right out the gate. I don't like the silver sneakers either, and I think the costume could have retained a more classic look, but when I see it, I'm clearly seeing Spiderman. Honestly, if they nail the characters, who gives a flying shit? People go crazy for Spiderman 1. The fucking Goblin looked like a power ranger. They could have at least given him a hood and cape.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by Your Moms Box

    Just curious what leads you to believe that they fucked up the Lizard? Do you have access to some official shots that the rest of us don't? The only thing I've seen official has been a few shots of Ifans, and he looks great as Dr. Connors. If you are blowing the movie off because you didn't like the look of a pez dispenser, you might want to take a minute or two and rethink that position.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Prediction: This Will Easily Eclipse the Raimi Movies...

    by MST3KPIMP

    Garfield is fantastic and will breath new life into the character that we've been missing. And with less reliance on CGI we will believe it's a Spider-man instead of a half- rendered cartoon. The other Spider-man movies will age poorly, they already have. I mean even the 1st one which I feel was best had Macy Gray. MACY GRAY!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Τhe movie will be great,it will make bucks and it will

    by KilliK

    also divide the fans,those who love Raimi's version and those who love this one.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Lots of plants on here trying to defend the movie.

    by paint163

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Plants? Or people paying attention?

    by Your Moms Box

    Unlike you, who throws around assumptions such as "He wears gloves because he can't stick to things because didn't get any other powers besides agility and strength." Despite the fact that you just fucking looked at a photo of him sticking to the ceiling of a subway car with no gloves on.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The BEST Spiderman movie...

    by Chris Moody

    ...will be the one where they FINALLY include Kraven the Hunter. It will be THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME...but in NYC (instead of an island).

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Lol @ plants

    by ajt2111


  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    They are plants....

    by paint163

    ....anybody who accepts this movies is a plant. At least joel schumachers robin, two face, riddler, poison ivy and mr freeze looked like they were supposed to even if the movie was shit....just look at spidermans costume or the lizard..its disgraceful.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    You're disgraceful.

    by ajt2111

    Also the Lizard looks better on screen than in the concept art. He actually has a snout, look. Ditko style.

  • what... the... fuck... are you talking about?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Please Fail

    by Mars

    because if it fails we might actually get a good Spiderman movie, you know where peter has already been established as a hero and he just goes out and kicks sum ass, hell I'd personally Hire Anton Yelchin as Pete, the guy can act if not just go watch alpha dog, or T4 (he stole the movie). I hate reboots, I will not see this movie, not because it appeals to twihards or the gay assed booties or even the fact that the suit doesn't flow well.....but because its just more of hollywood doing what hollywood does best. now go on about your business little mushrooms...

  • He looked like a fucking CHROME ROBOCOP!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Here's Mr. Freeze:

    by Jaster Mareel And here's the shovel full of shit Schumacker served up:

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Freeze was the very least of that movie's problems

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    ajt2111 what is that supposed to be??

    by paint163

    Its like one of those ancient magic eye pictures!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    What? He has to use technology to stick to walls?

    by TopHat

    The only thing he gets from the spider is agility and strength? Everything else he has to create himself? Well, here's your "realistic" Spider-Man film, guys. "Its realistic because its DARKER and, and, the costume looks more realistic, and, and..." "Its not SUPPOSED to be realistic! Its a movie about a kid who gets super spider powers and fights a mutant lizard! Its supposed to be FANTASY." "...and, since its DARKER, its BETTER. Sure, Raimi's films are good, but, this is DARKER." "Raimi's movies were TOO realistic. It needs more FANTASY. That's why this will be better!" Etc. Etc.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Mr freeze is closer than what the lizard looks like.

    by paint163

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Huh? Both Gwen and Dr. Connors work for Oscorp?

    by BenBraddock

    Who knew..

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Tophat the picture above would prove that to be wrong

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Get a Life Choppa

    by Mars

    quit defending this movie soo much, you either have a thing for Douchie McFaggio, or a successful consumer like tophat stated a while earlier. The fact of the matter is this movie looks lame, origin reboot is unecessary (did you read the tagline? "The Untold Story") you gotta be fucking kidding me, your either 12 or a Douchie McFaggio fan... BTW i was there when Arnie Yelled "get to da Choppa"

  • The only difference is "Bruce" in this series is younger and not as depressing or serious. Here's the sequel, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN: A new villain threatens Goth, New York: The Green Goblin (which just happens to be the most well known spider-man villain, especially after the previous films)! Uncle Ben and/or Gwen Stacy die because of him. People start to distrust "Spider-Man". Spider-Man rides ...uh, swings off into the distance. SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    Yeah, I was thinking about that... But, in the picture above, on the subway car, he's wearing fingerless gloves; Maybe the gloves help him adhere to things. But, then again, one of the photos on the site show him palming a basketball, gloveless. But, regular people can palm basketballs. But...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Connors looks like a douche in this movie

    by D.Vader

    God I hope he's not a douche in this movie...

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by secracium

    if his costume looked like classic spiderman, people would probably bitch that they were just too tired to make their own and reused the raimi design. fanboys will never be happy. every superhero costume design has it's naysayers just like every superman and batman incarnation

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    There's nothing wrong with the costume

    by Hesiod2k7

    You cannot make a comic book spandex superhero costum look good in real life unless you pull a Green Lantern. This is better. It may be out of a high school kid's league, though. But, so are super web shooters.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    NO NO NO NO!!! Gidget can not be Aunt May!!!

    by MichaelH

    Wasn't it bad enough that she opened her shirt for Burt Renolds? Besides, Aunt May has white hair damn it!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Young energetic spidey

    by David Cloverfield

    I prefer it to stiff, perpetually confused, loser spidey. It felt like Riami wanted to do a Superman movie, an he really Clark Kented Peter Parker up. He did so many things right, but his Spidey didn't work for me. To me Spider-man is a somewhat nerdy-goofy, but ultimatley cool guy, someone kids and young adults can and want to identifiy with. I never read a comic where Parker is a silent, sad puppy who just needs a hug, like in the Riami trilogy. He needs to be more fun. I'm really curious, if they go down the same route as before, twilight it up or finally give us a hyperactive Spidey, who bounces of the walls, and often annoys NYC.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Re: NO NO NO NO!!! Gidget can not be Aunt May!!!

    by MichaelH

    Ok. Maybe I'll go to the film just just to see Sally. But she's not Aunt May damn it!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Off topic, but GLEE is going "remake" The Star Wars Christmas Special

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by Brannagins Law

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Re: costume

    by MichaelH

    "if his costume looked like classic spiderman, people would probably bitch that they were just too tired to make their own" Negative. Empirical fact: the comics had tried to change the costume for decades - decades -but they were always forced back to the old blue and red. Why? Because its what the fans identify the character with. There's no good excuse for changing it. If it works with this design of blue and red it would work for the real costume. No need for silver slippers. No need for alternate design. Its just distracting.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    michaelh... is it not... still... red and blue?

    by Mattman

    I'm confused... it looks red and blue to me. Are you actually saying a few slivers of silver are a massive change? Really? I dunno... it just doesn't look that radically different imo, aside from a few minor details. It looks like Spider-Man. And at least it doesn't have the stupid rubber webbing that Raimi's had.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    So, is anyone over the age of 10 actually going to see this?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Oh right, their parents. In other news, this looks terrible, is totally unnecessary, and I dread the inevitable Batman reboot.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    If we

    by Monolith_Jones

  • So I'm pretty sure they'll be up for something that, thus far, looks far more mature.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    All Raimi does is camp

    by grendel69

    Yea A Simple Plan was a knee slapping laugh a minute.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The Spider-Man/Twilight Vegas Show!

    by Grinning White Skull

    Have I mentioned how much I hate that horrible looking Spidey suit is? I have?!! A million times? Oh, yeah. I forgot (or tried to blank it from my mind) It does look like dog crap. TWILIGHT SPIDER-MAN. SPIDER-MAN TWILIGHT... (gawd, this gets worse and worse) Can you bet in Vegas on how shitty the Lizard design will be?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    The Raimi Films Were Profitable, Not This

    by THX1968

    Get it straight, Nordling. And don't assume that there will be a sequel to this version of Spider-man. Everything I've heard makes this sound like a total misfire. And the costume totally sucks. Seriously. This is gonna suck, no matter how often you AICN game players say different.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Re: michaelh... is it not... still... red and blue?

    by MichaelH

    Not the point. Design's changed. Costume is radically different. The comic tried to change the design and keep the essential elements too, but that didn't stick either. No one wants it, no one needs it, except the producer and director. The rest of us be damned. Nice. I can feel the slap to my face.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Why if he has spider powers they take away organic web shooters

    by Swordfleece

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Re: michaelh... is it not... still... red and blue?

    by MichaelH

    I agree. I didn't like the rubber webbing either, or the hexagonal mesh. Again, not wanted or needed by the audience. But this one's a greater change. But its unnecessary in the same way that telling the origin story again *AGAIN* isn't necessary. Maybe they're doing it to help drive home the message that this is another (yet another) alternate version of the story. Guess I don't appreciate the whole kit. After reading the comic for decades I damn well know that there are better stories than the origin to be told here. The origin is just easier. Hell, they could do an original Spider-Man story. Wouldn't that be novel.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Lol people think this won't make money

    by ajt2111

    First of all, everything about this movie has made it look better than Spidey 3 which sucked for all these reasons and plenty more: In Spiderman 3. Did we really need to see the genesis of the emo bangs? Couldn't we just assume he pushed his hair down onto his forehead? Honestly, dancing, strutting Peter? Peter trying to kill Sandman, and Peter blowing up Harry's face were the closest that movie got to being good, because they properly portrayed the black suits influence. Also, why was MJ such a fucking cunt in that movie? Remember the ending scene in part 2? The one where she's all "I know you're Spiderman and it will be hard, but l love you go get em Tiger" What the FUCK happened to that? How did Peter know the Belltower would work? Why was there a random truck full of sand in the middle of fucking NYC, right where the Sandman happened to be? Why did Harry choose to dress like a paintball champion? When he could have wore the cool Silver get up that was in the movie? Remember the shot in the movie where Harry takes the Goblin serum? Remember the camera panning by a bunch of much cooler Goblin gear? It's almost as if Raimi was like FUCK YOU GUYS, this is what you could have gotten, but I'm stuck with Venom so I'm sticking you with SHIT. Why didn't the Butler say some shit like...2 movies back? Why in gods name did Raimi want to use the goddamned Vultress? You people honestly think Spiderman 4 would have been better than this? Eat a fat dick. I went into Spidey 3, excited as hell after Spidey 2. and I was so let down. Another thing: X-Men 3 made a shit ton of money and it was atrocious. Just by the trailer you can tell there was more care put into this than that load of shit or Spidey 3. Nothing about anything so far has shown that this is going to be a quick cash in. It looks like there is a lot of effort going into it.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Also you're all ignoring the Comic-Con footage

    by ajt2111

    The footage where almost every single person who saw it and reported on it agreed, this version of Spidey is very much in line with the Spidey we all know and love, much more than Raimi's version. This one quips and acts like Spiderman should. So ...what the fuck is the issue? You guys are going to frown upon a movie based on his costume being altered or his haircut? Good job, douchefags.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    On the costume subject

    by ajt2111

  • His Spider-Man trilogy, as a whole, was average at best, with the second one being the highlight, purely because of the casting of Alfred Molina. Spider-man 1 suffered from a poor screenplay, but was again partially saved by the casting of Dafoe. The less said about the third film the better, poor casting, nonsensical story, an absolute crapfest of a film. Garfield has more acting range in his little finger, than Maguire has in his whole body, so if casting means anything, previous experience clearly shows that it does, Star Wars A New Hope anyone?, then The Amazing Spider-man will wipe the floor with Raimi's films.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    ajt2111, but none of that matters...

    by Mattman

    Because his costume has some slanted edges and bits of silver. Movie ruined.

  • If you want that disgusting concept go watch The Fly.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST



    The changes are pure faggotry. And I'm no homophobe.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    'Tired of idiots that confuse their opinions for facts!

    by KnowItAllFromCali


  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Lab Coat!

    by MooseMalloy

    There are also some newer ASM "banners" that came out earlier this week which I kind of liked, but I do not like those "shoes".

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Parker got spider abilities without spider physiology

    by Nerd Rage

    It should say

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    by ajt2111

    Batman Begins TDK X-Men 1 and 2 Batman Batman Returns TDKR Captain America Thor

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Spidey's costume designed by ADIDAS

    by MooseMalloy

    There should be a small three strip logo somewhere on it.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    -- Or "stripe" rather

    by MooseMalloy

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Costume function?

    by Larry Sellers

    1) I have a feeling we may get a Batman Begins type of explanation for the how and why, rather than the "Sweatshirt to Sewing Machine-made-Perfectly-Fitted-Spandex" montage we got in Raimi's first film. 2) Those shoes...there's no reason for him to NOT be able to stick to things without them. He isn't wearing them in the subway car, so that's obviously not the purpose for the design on the bottom. People are pissing themselves off with baseless assumptions. I know you all expect to be disappointed, but we're missing a lot of information here. The only point to the movie even being made (aside from $) is "The Untold Story" tag on the poster. But why is it untold? And why should anyone care? Seven months out and we have yet to know.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    By the way I luv's me some Adidas

    by MooseMalloy

  • You know what I'm sayin'?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Oh please, it's not "radically" different

    by Mattman

    In fact, I doubt non-fanboys will even notice the difference. They'll be more concerned with whether or not it's a good movie, as you should be.

  • Haters are like monkeys flinging poo and hoping it sticks.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    The suit still looks stupid.

    by kevred

    And to address the occasional question of, "why, it's not that much different": It's not that it's different that's the problem. It's that it's *meaninglessly* different - different in a fussy, kind of stupidly unnecessary way. That kind of difference suggests a sort of lazy change-for-the-sake-of-it approach, which casts doubt on the overall approach taken for the film. Or, to put it simply: it looks worse now, so why was it changed?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    re- countorlok

    by AttackingClone

    "If I put tiny shoes on a real spider it wouldn't be able to climb walls" Sir, I am interested in your theories and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Put that theory to test and it will become the greatest Youtube hit ever!

  • We haven't seen a full trailer (any day now?). We haven't seen any real interaction between Parker and Stacy to know if it's going to be Twilight-ish. We haven't seen the villain in action. And I thought Raimi's first movie was very childish and campy, honestly. The second was a serious improvement, when Aunt May wasn't killing the momentum with her fifteen minute speeches stating the obvious, and the third was just bad. Also, Maguire and Dunst need to do something about their faces.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    BTW have you actually seen Twilight?

    by Mattman

    I have, unfortunately. It's hard to exaggerate how bad that movie truly is. I've also seen 500 Days of Summer, which is the complete opposite of Twilight... the relationship is realistic, the actors are convincing, and you care about the characters.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I like it...

    by shrimp_shack_shooter

    Looks like spiderman. Better than that man boy tobey anyway. Speaking of man boys, remember when choppah was funny? Me too

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    It's the spidergirl costume....

    by tballs

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Captain America hangs his head in sadness today --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- RIP Mr. Simon.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    penis? what penis?

    by shrimp_shack_shooter

    Just happy to have been CHOPPED. Even if it wasn't funny

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    who said spidey's costume changes in the comics over the years?

    by Bobby Brown, not really. sure, he got the black costume/symbiote for a while, and there are a few random issues where he gets such wacky get-ups as "spider armor!" and an "insulated costume!" for an issue or two (specifically to fight a certain foe, usually), not to mention that "iron spider" get-up he got from tony stark for all of three months during civil war. (and the scarlet spider hoodie...thing...wasn't even peter. it was his clone. god, i love comic books.) But his red&blue outfit is the same design as it's always been. i think in the late 80s/early 90s, they either shrank or expanded the spider on his chest and gave him some li'l webbing armpits, and THAT was heralded as a "whole-new costume" (which, spoiler alert, it wasn't). all the cartoons (if you don't count "spider-man unlimited", and honestly, who does?), even when they re-launched the stories in the ultimate comics, they're all the same design. i'd go so far as to call it iconic, up there with supes and cap america. that all being said, this new costume doesn't veer ALL that far from the basic design (that first shot of him swinging is at some weird angle and doesn't do it justice), but it just...i don't know. it doesn't have the right...feel. too over-designed. like someone already said, changes for the sake of changes. unless it's explained in the plot of the film, what's the point?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Sony! I needed a new Emma Stone background.

    by Al

    For awhile there I was rocking a Zombieland Emma Stone background, then a frame of her with the Princess Leia hairdo from that Stand Up 2 Cancer / Star Wars vid, and, after the holidays are over, Emma as Gwen. Thanks, faceless corporation that only wants to take my money!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by Bobby Brown

    he ORIGINALLY had the web-pits, and they brought it back in the 80s-90s as a "retro" thing. but still the same costume.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    the suit looks nothing like anything a kid could make

    by john

    will love how they explain it

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    This looks like complete and utter ass to me

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Kid's giraffe neck alone has me laughing. Spidey suit? EPIC FAIL.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    fyi...suit looks a lot like the og toon suit

    by john

    only reason it was mostly blue was due to the fact that they couldnt afford to have an animator fill in all the spidey web stuff

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Εven if the sucks,it will be a hit.

    by KilliK

    People want to see SM fighting bad guys and kissing his girlfriend.they dont care if the actor is different or the director has been replaced with someone else or they retelling the origin story in a different way. People want to escape for 2h from this miserable world,SM is one the most beloved comic heroes,the movie will have high production values,so yeah what stops it from being a success?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Thank you GOD

    by Pipple

    If this were the 90s we'd be on spiderman 5 by now and they'd have to put spidey on all fours getting spanked by a wild and wacky jjj before they rebooted it and made it all serious again like batman begins. But hopefully this movie's a lot more fun than batman ended up being. That is interesting how the fuck he clings to things with those shoes. Are those magnets on the bottom? wtf is this, spiderman or octopusman.

  • Btw, I LOVE the camp of the Raimi Spidey series. Camp isn't the problem or the thing to avoid; emo douchebaggery is.

  • "unless it's explained in the plot of the film, what's the point? " The point is that they're retelling the same story, AGAIN, and so they get to make a different costume that a variation on the theme. Nothing original, just different in a pointless sort of way. And yes, The House of Ideas has tried mightily to change the costume, and the character, but they are always forced back to the status quo, because that is what we want. The black costume wasn't just the symbiote, and it was there for years. Both Scarlet Spider and the altered Ben Reilly Spider-Man costume were there for years, and they didn't do it just to change things back. It didn't stick because we didn't like it. We're not going to like this new one either.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Spidey Sneakers

    by zooch

    Nice kicks

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hellooooooooooo friends

    by ajit maholtra

    Oh vow, so many friends are chatting here.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Costume still looks like スパイダーマン

    by annie_michael_hall

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Seriously was into this till I saw the LIZARD FAIL.

    by the Green Gargantua

    What a bummer, I still need to see it in motion but it just looked so completely uninspired.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I agree with mattman

    by Kammich

    Re: Casual fans won't even realize its a new costume. When the very first publicity shot of the film was realized(the shot of a maskless Spidey walking down an alley with claw marks on his chest), my girlfriend at the time actually saw it before I did(on And her first comment was, "If they're remaking it, why are they using the same exact suit?" Seriously, it is only the most trite of fabric-obsessed 'geeks' that will notice any changes to the costume. Are we really still harking on about the shoes? If you're looking at his shoes for the entirety of the films run time, then I have news for you: YOU'RE MISSING THE FUCKING POINT.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Web shooter prediction.....

    by Odkin

    The web fluid is organic and comes from the back of his neck. The suit uses tubing or something to route the webfluid to mechanical nozzles in the wrists. Maybe it collects and pressurizes it or something, so it might periodically run out if he shoots too much at once (faster than he can make it). Thus the wrist webshooters are simple and believeable mechanical spray devices, and it doesn't strain credibility that Peter ALSO invented some miracle webfluid that could have made him rich. We'll see I guess. By this hybrid of bio and mechanical solves the credibility problem and restores the wrist hardware and the traditional problems Spidey had with running out of fluid on occasion.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    @annie_michael_hall - I have been saying the same thing.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Where is Leopardon?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    So many buddies are here. So wonderful.

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit. I like to watch movies as pass-time.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Garfield would make a great Cardassian.

    by ZOMBRE

    with that long neck of his. Paint him purple and glue a spoon on his forehead. He could star in DEEP SPACE NINE: The Teen Years as a young Gul Ducat in the academy with Sisko. Honestly I think Garfield could be an excellent Spidey. He's a good actor and looks the part to me. But put the costume on and.... Black crotch. Silver slippers. and the blue suit fabric....Ug. Looks like stripper pants. To us people who actually read Spidey in comics form....It's infuriating. Fire the art director.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Helloooooo zombre

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    Could be a good theory. But I think I've read somewhere that the folder of files that Peter inherits from his father(as shown in the teaser) is rumored to hold the contents to the web formula, which was to be Peter's Dad's "big break" prior to his death. Granted, just a rumor.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I don't understand.

    by Your Moms Box

    And I'm seriously asking someone to explain it to me. Batman and Robin was so atrocious that it ran a very lucrative franchise into the ground. They rebooted 8 years later, and retooled the origin story (granted, to a closer adaptation of the source material) and changed the costume. Spider-Man 3 was an atrocity, while not quite on the level of misfire as Batman & Robin, was damn close. Also, everything I read about the proposed story of Spider-Man 4 sounded like something thought up and written by a 7-year old with a pen and five Miller High Life's. So, 5 years later, they reboot, retool the story, and change the costume a bit. And it is met with this much rigamarole? What's the difference? I do not remember half as much uproar for Batman Begins. Are people really this petty about a three-year difference between one franchises reboot and the other? There has been hardly anything revealed about TASM up to this point, save for a few still images and an extremely limited teaser trailer. And yet, people here are talking about it looking terrible. I don't get it. What's with all the hate?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Is that Sally Field as Aunt May?

    by Wookie_Weed

    Ugh. I want to throw up.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by Emperor

    good post.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    So this is a scene-for-scene remake?

    by Wookie_Weed

    What is the fucking point, other than Sony keeping their precious franchise?

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Sally Field is a very beautiful woman

    by ajit maholtra

    I would love to have her for my Auntie. And even more than that, I would love to put my lulli into her phuddi.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by yesiamaplant


  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Looks black to me...

    by ZOMBRE

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Why are you talking about Spiderman's lulli?

    by ajit maholtra

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    choppah, I want to be wrong

    by skycrapper

    I really do, I'm a huge Spidey fan ... but I don't think I will be in this.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Couldn't agree more, your moms box

    by Kammich

    The logic of certain TBers, at times, boggles the fucking mind.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    also, ajit is quickly becoming my favorite TBer

    by Kammich

    lulli. thats too much man.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    It's not a scene for scene remake

    by Nerd Rage

    It tells the origin from a different perspective with a new tone, new villain, new love interest, new costume, new music, new uncle ben details, new parents' backstory, new actors, new webshooters, new wisecracks. It's hardly a shot for shot remake.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by Dead_Geek

    ... the F*ck can his feet stick to the subway car ceiling?! FAIL!!!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    It's the shoes.

    by Isaac R.

    No hater but yeah, the shoes bother me.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Helloooooooo kammich

    by ajit maholtra

    You are my friend.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Why the shoes?

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Actually, that's the one part of the costume that makes the most sense. If a high school kid was going to make a costume, he'd probably use some fancy footwear.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    This movie doesn't have to be good

    by Roger Moon

    Does it say "Spider-Man" on the poster? That's all that matters.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    can we be blood brothers, ajit?

    by Kammich

    i certainly hope so!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Spider Man shoes are sponsored by Adidas and manufactured in New Dehli

    by ajit maholtra

    All movies have corporate tie-ins. This is the filmi way.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by ajit maholtra

    We are brothers from another mothers. Heheheheheheheheh.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Why if he has spider powers they take away organic web shooters

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    ..Because the webs would technically come out of his asshole and not his wrists.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Odkin - Web shooter prediction --

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    I think you're probably right about this. There is already a shot in the trailer of Parker pulling webbing out of the back of his neck. <P> However, it's just as possible that Pete Parker could have created a special solution (cause he's fucking smart, sorry if you can't handle it middle America) and doesn't use the solution to get rich, especially after trying to use his powers initially for fame he allows a criminal to go free that ends up killing his uncle Ben. I'm not up on my Spider-man history, but didn't Peter Parker create the webbing fluid and shooters after this event? <P> Also, Batman has outstandingly expensive weaponry and other gadgets and no one looks to Bruce Wayne a filthy Rich guy in wonderfully good shape and the motive as yah know, probably Batman. <P> Just sayin.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    okay, the main problem i see with this reboot.....

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Is that it offers nothing new raimi's spiderman didn't already deliver. Albeit a few minor details. Honestly, this just looks like more of the same. I'm really not that impressed. But that may be due go the fact that im not the biggest andrew garfield fan.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    It's literally a reboot!

    by ReportAbuse

    Get it? 'Cause, like, the boots are all different and .... aaaaah, never mind.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Does this sound like Spider-Man 1 to anyone?

    by john

    Copied from the website: "Ever since Peter's parents disappeared 13 years ago, he has struggled to find his purpose in life. Now, on the brink of unlocking the mystery about what happened to them, he must face the ultimate challenge - one that has been created within the laboratories of Oscorp."

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Is it too late to have Christopher Plummer be Silvermane?

    by whatevillurks

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I don't really give a fuck about his shoes...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...but I would rather have skipped the retelling of the origin, and went straight to the action. It's not like no one ever heard of Spidey. Wait and see, kiddies. Wait and see.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    So, Aunt May is now a MILF ----

    by thecat

    ...and if there is no "Dr. Z" ad on the subway train, it's not a believable subway train. (NYCers know what I mean.)

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    At least the costume is better than Iron Spidey

    by Al

    Said it when I first saw it, "Ben Riley lives!". I kinda dig the kicks, they're snazy.

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    the costume's look--

    by Bobby Brown

    if ben riley's scarlet spider costume had an illegitimate baby with mattie franklin's spider-woman costume and had the designer from the daredevil movie build it.

  • I sit here reading your complaints about a film that has a mere two and a half minutes of watchable material, and a handful of images to scrutinize. And you've nailed it to the wall as if you all know that the full feature will be total crap. Not simply disappointing, but so awful, that it inspires the most scathing reviews that one could give. AND THE MOVIE IS NOT EVEN OUT YET. I've seen complaints about his shoes, his hair, his aunt, his over-all talent as an actor, the fact that it's a reboot...etc, etc. I'd like to see what you could do with the same materials. I doubt you could accomplish more than your tweenish, jaded, dork addled minds would allow. Are you all creative, talented, successful, and inspiring? I seriously doubt it. My opinion, while everyone is tossing around their's, is that the vast majority of you hammering this yet unseen movie would have no idea what a quality product is if it sat down on your X-Box and crushed it. Even if it slapped you into reality. Have a little taste. ....assholes. I, for one, am looking forward to the fresh, Raimi-less interpretation of a beloved classic. And then...and ONLY then, once I've seen the entire thing will I cast a judgement. Why the hell can't you all do the same. GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!!

  • Dec. 15, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Helloooooooo artdentus

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit. From where are you?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    This is gonna have the look and feel of a television show


  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by annapaquinspussyjuice

    Shut the fuck up.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    did we just walk into the middle of a squirting cat fight?

    by Bobby Brown

    i feel like lewis black when he realized he was on a street between two starbucks...only instead of corporate coffee chains, it's celebrity vaginal excretion. *looks around for that big black monolith thing from 2001, as i have reached the end of the universe*

  • Well?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:32 a.m. CST

    there's nothing wrong with change

    by secracium

    and he still looks like spidey. it's not like this is the tim burton/nick cage superman restyling that floated around for a while. personally, i like the suit.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    It doesn't matter if it's good or bad; it will

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    still be successful. "Spider-Man" is a strong brand. People will see it for name recognition value. Look at the Bayformers movies: total dogshite, yet hugely successful.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:03 a.m. CST

    This reboot is dead in the water


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  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    What a joke


    A half-assed, poor man's Spiderman just so the studio can hold on to the film rights. I wouldn't piss on this Spidey if he was on fire.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    So will Spidey crack wise in this or what?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    That joking and quipping is an interesting and iconic aspect of the character I'd like to actually see onscreen. We missed out on that in the first trilogy because Peter was either too emo to goof on the bad guys or if he did it was ridiculously fucking corn-ball. But with this movie the tone seems DARK, DARK, I doubt he'll be in a joking mood.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    my liege

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    could be wrong but I don't think JJJ is in this.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by HongKongCavalier

    it may was well have been a "ScyFy Original" because everything about this movie ... from the idea to reboot to the changes ... is moronic ... yet, somehow, not nearly as moronic as Dunst cast as MJ

  • Which would at least give a convincing explanation for why Doc Oc would want to date her. If they ever make a sequel to this new Spidey movies that also features Doc Oc again.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    i'm not exactly a civilian in regard to Spider-Man stuff, and yet i also don't see what's the big change in the Spidey's costume, besides the mechanical webshooters. What am i missing?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Anyone see this shit yet?

    by Your Moms Box

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    about Spidey's wallcrawling...

    by AsimovLives

    ... the more spider-man hardcore fans will fill in more details and correct me on what i'm wrong. but if memory serves, i remember that the comics never explaine why spidey can stick to the walls. he himslef never figured it out why. And his stick abilities is not just by direct contact to the wall and ceiling surfaces. he discovers that his stick ability actually projects a few centimeters out of his hands and feet (and later, also part of his back). So, evne cloathed and with shoes, spidey can wallcrawl without inpediment.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    his spidey footwear

    by tha plow

    look just like track shoes, ya'll.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Spider-man RE-BOOTs... Still Fuckin hate those slivery boots!

    by space doughnut

    what the fuck man

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    silver boots on spidey = flames on optimus

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    or would u say its worse?

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Optimus' problem was not the flames but Bay.

    by AsimovLives

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Where's the Joe Simon Obit AICN?!?

    by Stalkeye

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Helloooooooo all buddies

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit. So many buddies are chatting here. This is a nice one for buddies.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    That Green Goblin make-up test is nuts

    by Kammich

    I like it a lot better than the helmet they used in the final film, but that make-up test is not perfect either. Something about the eyes throws it off. Willem Dafoe's face just inherently lent itself SO WELL to the comic iteration of the Goblin, that it still baffles me that they decided to just throw a helmet on his head. A really nice combination would've been the make-up test that your mom's box posted, combined with one of the early pieces of Alex Ross' concept art for the character where the Goblin's upper face was mostly obscured by the dark hood. (I hate the panty hose and the random-ass sword, but apart from that I've always loved that concept.)

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Asi, it was static electricity.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    I don't know if it was explained in the comics, but Stan Lee said so himself in an interview.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    If he did have organic web shooters....

    by v3d

    wouldn't they be on his ass?

  • at least, according to official handbook of the mu. it's kinda' like a sub-atomic static cling. it works through thin layers of fabric (costume, for example) but not thicker substances like the soles of shoes (as to why pete takes of his loafers if he has to go wall-crawling in civies). "static electricity" is as good a description as anything i could think of, though.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    knowitallfromcali and general_misinformation

    by AsimovLives

    well, everything can be magnetized, in the right way. you guys ever saw those images of a frog who was magnetized and was made to float above a magnetized metal disk? it was from an experiment to study ways to achieve artificial gravity, or anti-gravity if you will, through electromagnetism. If Spidey could do such a thing, a play on magnetization of his own body and anything he would hold on it, then it could work as a sort of "static electricity" thing (not literaly, but you get the meaning). however, if he could do that, he would be like Magneto, in fact he would be even better then Magneto, since he could magnetize anything, not just metal.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    I think its been taken down, BUT you can find the leaked prologue script here: and here:

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Asi, I saw that...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Takes a lot of power to do that, though. Not sure what happened to the frog. Of course, static electricity has nothing to do with why spiders and other insects can do it. In any case, he wouldn't be like Magneto because of his extremely limited influence. Might make for an interesting love life, though! :D

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I just can't get into this

    by Kremzeek

    Say what you will about the Raimi Spideys but, to me, the casting was spot on (*maybe* Dunst was a bit lackluster, but whatever). I can't get behind this new cast. Sally Field as Aunt May? Bah. It just doesn't work at all for me. Ah well. I'm still kina sick of Spidey anyway. I'll catch it on a rental. I do truly and sincerely hope it's good though. I hope they can win me over, but this... cast... ugh. I'm just not into it. Bummer.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    i heard of a type of insect, i think it's the common fly, whose feet have this microscopic hooks which are so thin they are measured by atoms in thickness. This causes the atoms of the fly foot's hooks to actually mingle to the atoms of surfaces it walks on, and why it can crawl to such straight surfaces as glass without a problem, something that defeats all other creatures.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    this new spider-man movie can go either way

    by AsimovLives

    while i'm a bit skeptical of it, on the other hand i wish it to be a good movie. either way, i expect any of this two outcomes.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    so what asimovlives is

    by Mars

    trying to say, is that this movie is bisexual.

  • Dec. 16, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Andrew Garfield shot himself in the leg

    by sai_justin

    by taking this picture. It's just not wanted, although I'm sure it'll still make some huge bank and spawn multiple sequels :P

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    one possible interpretation. but i would rather that Spider-Girl be the bisexual, if you know what i mean.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    in that case he made a wise commercial decision.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    They're still making Spider-man movies?

    by Subtitles_Off

    What dumb-asses need another Spider-man movie? Go on. Raise your hands. I wanna know who you are.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    ami the only one who think this looks way better than ramis films??

    by FleshMachine

    pt 1 was totally average. 100% as more no less...2 was actually pretty good. but somehow it already feels dated. 3 wasnt very good at all. i think this looks much better...garfield looks perfect.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    trailer is AWESOME!

    by FleshMachine

    you really dont think so??

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    The 1st pic should've been the 1st poster out in the theaters...

    by The Puma Man

    I really want this movie to be good, great in fact b/c I love the genre, but that 1st trailer,to me, was a dissapointment. Everytime I see Garfield getting bitten by that spider, I cringe that we all have to go through his origin again. Plus that whole emo Peter Parker/Spidey shit is lame! I enjoyed the 1st 2 Raimi films and don't mind that someone else has taken over the director's chair but so far I haven't seen anything to make me say "Fuck Yeah I want to see that shit !"

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Green Goblin Make Up Test...

    by The Puma Man

    Am I the only one who thinks that was frickin' killer ? Why didn't they go with that ? Maybe a bit over the top in design but sheeeesh.....! Mega steps up from what they went with.

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    No. I will not see another Sony Spider-man

    by Reelheed

    But as millions of kids will ,I'm sure the suck will continue for a good while yet....

  • Dec. 17, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Yes. I will see another Spiderman origin

    by Bob Parr

    I couldn't care less if its another origin flick, I'll watch 100 different takes on his origin, just as I'd watch a hundred different takes on Superman's or Batman's origin. Just another cover on an ole favorite tune...

  • You guys should watch Nova. Its pretty neat. I hope the movie does well..I like the cast...but hate the costume.

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    From Wikipedia...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Scopulae, or scopula pads, are dense tufts of hair at the end of a spiders's legs. They are found mostly on hunting spiders, especially tarantulas. Scopulae consist of microscopic hairs, each covered in even smaller hairs called setules or "end feet". The result is a massive surface area. When the scopulae are splayed out and placed against a surface, remarkable adhesion is produced due to the accumulation of adhesion of each individual setule interacting with a substrate. The adhesion may be due to the excretion of liquid from adhesive pads, although setae can adhere in both dry and wet modes. This enables spiders with scopulae to climb even sheer, smooth surfaces such as glass. The adhesion is so great that the spider could grip using this force and support 170 times its own weight. Scopulae are found in addition to, not instead of, the claws at the end of each appendage, called tarsal claws. So, in conclusion - his boots suck.

  • Dec. 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by BBSloth


  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Dammit its not!!!

    by BluesBear

    I apologize for my outburst but Raimis hands were hand-cuffed by the studio....It is all apparent on how it played out

  • Dec. 19, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    All I Want For Christmas is for this film to never come out

    by Googam_Son_of_Goom

    ...looks like another disappointing year. Thanks, Kringle.