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+ALL NEW SPIDER-MAN PICTURES!!! Rescuing Burning Baby From Crying Building! Umm, Strike That, Reverse That... Play!!!

Published at: April 27, 2001, 12:28 p.m. CST by staff













































Hey folks, Harry here with some AMAZING SPIDER-MAN shots! This first pic came from Davichan by way of SpidermanHype, but then the second gaggle of photos came via our very own Thordog!!! Check em out... fantastic and atmospheric! Tres Cool!

Hey there Harry,

Or should I say Konichiwa from the land of the land of the rising sun....

I am a first time writer...but an avid fan of one of the coolest sites on the web...AINTITCOOLNEWS.COM (alrighty,..just tryin to suck up a little bit..but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do..)

Some Spidey FYI

was browsin the net and visited Spidermanhype.com and they have just posted some really cool pics from the 44th st. shoot....the main one is that of SPIDER-MAN's webbing..or most of it anyway. They say that it will be part material and part cg effects...

just thought you might want to know.

Sayonara...from an american man living in Japan

You can call me Davichan










And then Thordog just sent these amazing pics!!! And there might be some more!!!

Spidey is shooting in Manhattan East Side... These are full costume shots of Spiderman. Unfortuneately, they are a bit distanced. Spiderman is carrying a baby from a burning building in most shots. FYI: IMHO: The costume is incredibly well done. Post em if you like em. Time permitting, I will come back with more and some supporting documentation later today.

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  • April 27, 2001, 1:33 p.m. CST

    COOL!!!

    by the ponce

    Although I did think the suit would look better from those early pictures of the costume.

  • April 27, 2001, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I'd just like to take this opportunity...

    by Sgt. Bilko

    ...To thank everyone who is involved with this site. Regardless of what some people say, Harry and Co. Provide us with more daily Coolness than most of us deserve. And while I had plenty to do during the site's downtime, I'm glad to see everything's working again. Keep up the good work boys and girls!

  • April 27, 2001, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I pity the fool...

    by Mr Ts Cereal

    ...who don't eat my cereal! Ain't got no time fo the jibba jabba, sucka!

  • April 27, 2001, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Should have changed the outfit

    by MD78704

    I hate to say it, guys, but comic book outfits should stay in comics and be seriously changed for the movies. They shouldn't be just grafted onto celluloid; the result is always weird, no matter how well molded the rubber suit. I liked Scott McCloud's explanation of this: all those primary colors are basically a color-code for characters that took the best advantage possible of four-color printing technology. We shouldn't keep the silly red-and-blue suit out of a misguided sense of loyalty. What should drive our loyalty was what made Spider-Man interesting: Peter Parker and his conviction that with great power comes great responsibility. -MD

  • April 27, 2001, 2:23 p.m. CST

    About the Costume......

    by Mr. Wednesday

    Did I read somewhere that Peter is going to start his Superhero career with a stripped down version of the main costume? Is that the stripped down version? Am I making this up? Did I actually read this? Okay, anyway, the costume looks a little Blech....so I'm just asking, because the initial photos made it look really znazzy. Of course it could just be the sunlight or something.

  • April 27, 2001, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Bow down

    by Cookiehead

    I am going to love this film. Tobey rules, Kirsten rules, everything stinking thing about this rules. I don't really dig the Goblin Costume, but Dafoe is a pimp and should be recognized as such. Go Spidey!

  • April 27, 2001, 2:35 p.m. CST

    yeah, I know

    by Cookiehead

    I can already hear the comments "everything stinking thing"......sorry, I was excited.

  • April 27, 2001, 2:39 p.m. CST

    11 OUT OF 10

    by PandaPandamonium

    Great scoop, great pictures.

  • April 27, 2001, 2:50 p.m. CST

    cliche much?

    by DomisInnerChild

    Saving a baby from a burning building?

  • April 27, 2001, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Dom - What? You expecting Becket?

    by Hegemony Cricket

    Calling Spiderman cliched is like calling Harry portly. Looks like fun! Looks like they went with Todd McMerchandising webbing...Yea! I wonder how much post will be spent on that costume...heh...

  • April 27, 2001, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Cap

    by Hegemony Cricket

    He has to in order to recharge his organic webbing. I'm really looking forward to the fluid draining sequence.

  • April 27, 2001, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Mace = Funny

    by Hegemony Cricket

    Van Halen...Spiderman...Can't stop *choke* laughing...The David Lee Roth drunken voice-over was hilarious! It sounded like the all grown up and destitute version of the Corey hotline from the Simpsons.

  • April 27, 2001, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Damn Good Pics

    by Sgt.WojoJoJo

    Congrats to the people who took the photos. Got to hand to Raimi &Co for having a free flow of information. It looks good but it takes getting used to guy running around in a spider-man costume. Being so used to the cartoon and the comics. But still lookin good.

  • April 27, 2001, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Now you're talking! Damn good pics!

    by Brooklyn Bred

    Aside from the Mummy returns skip this summer and hold out for Spidey.

  • April 27, 2001, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The Casual Spider-Man

    by Village Idiot

    The costume looks great! In fact, its my favorite part of this whole deal so far. Granted, these shots show Spider-Man looking a little casual, but in context and on film it should be fine.

  • April 27, 2001, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I want to see more of Kirsten

    by booksteve

    She is hot as hell. I hope Tobey gets to bone her in real life.

  • April 27, 2001, 6:29 p.m. CST

    You can't please everyone

    by Sgt.WojoJoJo

    Look every move that this film makes no matter how intelligent, smart, or practical this film makes. There will always be someone to critize it. There is no point in pleasing everyone. If you made the film exactly as they wanted it they would also find something wrong with it. Look, I know these guys make millions of dollars. But this kind of stuff is extremly difficult to do. And to those people who do nothing else except bitch. Why don't you whip out a typewriter, write your own script, hire your own actors, then film it, and add the special effects. Come on fanboys what's a matter? Anyway I'm done with this liquor fuled rant. Join me next time as I discuss more about this movie in future talkbacks. Oh and one more thing can we please get off on the organic webs. They sound pretty damn cool. Jeez!

  • April 27, 2001, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Tres Cool Indeed!

    by SilentBob X

    Let's just hope they fix the Green Goblin. Much thanks for the pix.

  • April 27, 2001, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I know I'll get bitched at...

    by Kid Z

    ... and I know it IS just a crappy secret fan photo... but that costume, well, what can I say... I keep expecting to see Easy Reader hanging around somewhere...

  • April 27, 2001, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Mind your GoblinBike, GG ...

    by lifto71

    ... or Spidey will put the super-slinging lockdown on that thing!! Okay ... I realize the webs will look just fine in da movie, but for now, it looks like the rope chain I used to lock up my GT in college. And how is that big white screen going ro fit into the storyline? <g> Must be Spidey's sidekick, Blankman. Give 'em (and us) hell Raimi!! I trust yer cigarette lovin arse.

  • April 27, 2001, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Look at the fools

    by The Tao of Joe

    Have any of you ever been on a movie set? Belive me, those pictures cannot get any where near 30% of what the finished product will look like when lighting, lense filters, and digital and chemical processes ttake their toll. as for the spidey rope, hey, there is this thing called computer graphics, if it can take the cords away from a shot (crouching tiger) then certainly it can turn them white,as that would in fact actually be easier. You don't exactly think some stuntman is going to trust his life to some silky lacey web like ropes. As for the goblin's suit, I got two theorys. Maybe its a cyber suit, that extends a mask over his face while he is in flight, so his face is protected, and so that the digital effects artists wont have to go through the trouble of creating his face while he flies. -or- it could be a cyber suit, to make him stronger, and thus, more of a realistic foe for a man with spidey strength.

  • April 27, 2001, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see Van Halen on the soundtrack, but I saw something

    by Acid_Rain327

    Anyone ever heard of a band called "Cold"? I was flipping through the channels, when the Spider-Man Movie logo caught my eye. Sure enough, it was MTV and the logo was on the band's bass drum. Most of the video consisted of tarantulas crawling over a guy tied up; and in pan/zoom-out shots, you could see the stage the band was playing on was build in the exact shape of the movie logo. Anyone know anything about this? By the way, the band is just another Pearl Jam/Alice In Chains rip off, so if you have no idea, don't worry.

  • April 27, 2001, 9:51 p.m. CST

    "Hey! You two doofs!"

    by Dlhstar

    "Yeah, you two... Get off the back of the engine! We need to get it another 3 feet closer to the hydrant or we'll never get this fire put out!!!" BTW: Spidey looks neat.

  • April 27, 2001, 9:58 p.m. CST

    These are Great Pics !!!!!

    by thephantomcat

    Yeah, like that other guy said. These are simply fan pics and no where near the quaility of the final film. They develope the production film and them digitally scan it and enhance it and tweek it and have all sorts of fun with it and then Ta DAH! A final product that kicks serious butt. Haven't you guys seen untouched deleted scenes or productions skills on DVDs? And I think that Spidey's costume is one of the few costumes that can pretty much be literally translated from page to film. The Pics look very cool.

  • April 27, 2001, 10:03 p.m. CST

    funny books brought to life!

    by Coopcooper

    yeah! as sarcastic as that was meant to sound, i'm serious. that costume looks really fucking cool. it looks like spiderman. i really can't believe some of you are complaining about it. well, of course i can, because its an aicn talkback. but seriously, what more can you possibly ask for? how could they take a person and stuff them in a goofy suit based on a hand drawn character and make it look better than that? easy! with lighting, contrast ratio, lenses, filters, etc. the costume itself looks great, and i assure you that in the movie itself there will be no shots of spidey walking along lazily carrying a "baby" from great distances with spidey in such poor composition while assorted cranes and crew members flood the shot taken with a camera you could find in your parents house. relax. i've been on some film shoots in my day (16mm) and the differance between what something looks like on the set compared with on the screen is night and day. you shouldn't be so quick to condemn or praise anything until you see it on the screen.

  • April 27, 2001, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Since the pics were taken by Peter Parket this proves that Parke

    by Troublemaker2000

    Just ask J. Jonah Jameson he desperately wants those pics for the front page of the Daily Bugle.

  • April 28, 2001, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Hmmm! Tres Cool

    by The Founder

    I really like these pics of spidey, but I just hope that shot of him carring the baby is not shown in the flim, it makes him look cheesy.Spidey will rock.

  • April 28, 2001, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Man Buck Dat.

    by Buck Dat

    Buck all yall Vader Haters for stealin my buckin pics....Buck! But Spidey looks pretty bucked. Yipeee! And Buck dat baby. Spidey's got bigger shit to fry. Buck all yall.And buck dat cause theiving is believing. S.I.G.

  • April 28, 2001, 1:31 a.m. CST

    YEA!! SPANDEX RULES!!!

    by mrhappy

    It's about time superheros go back to spandex. It looked good on Superman and it's great on Spidey. Forget X-Men.

  • April 28, 2001, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Enough already

    by Ben fong Torres

    of the spiderman set reports and photos. we already know of a wrestling match, the fight at the unity festival, peter going to college, and now a rescue sequence. what happened to going into a cinema and find out what happend then, not a year before??

  • April 28, 2001, 2:51 a.m. CST

    DOWN WITH ORGANIC BABIES!!!!

    by human2

    go to http://www.no-organic-babies.com to sign the DOWN WITH ORGANIC BABIES PETITION. We will be presenting this petition to Sam Raimi to replace all organic babies in the movie with mechanical babies. Making the mechanical babies from the comics into organic babies in the movie destroys the entire character of SPIDER-MAN. Why alter a classic?!?!?

  • April 28, 2001, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Sensational, spectacular, AMAZING

    by Helos

    Holy f*cking shit! Am I ever ready to see this movie. I think that Sam Rami has just won at least 40 of my hard-earned dollars for ticket sales. WOW!!!

  • April 28, 2001, 5:33 a.m. CST

    The Costume

    by Wee Willie

    Needs Hammer pants!

  • April 28, 2001, 6:09 a.m. CST

    FINALLY REAL PICTURES

    by Vindibudd

    Actual shots of Tobeyman in costume. Thank you. Way better than just old buildings.

  • April 28, 2001, 9:55 a.m. CST

    "Are these old photos they found from the 70's TV version?"

    by LabRat

    "Heyyyyy youuuu guyyyyyys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • April 28, 2001, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Very cool

    by Prodigy

    Everytime I see more pictures from the set I get even more excited. About a year left now, and I can hardly wait.

  • April 28, 2001, 10:23 a.m. CST

    You honestly think the Spidey-walk is in the film?

    by Terry_1978

    No way, man!!! Raimi would never go such a boring route by merely having Spidey walk over to the police or the mom to give the baby back....he's probably gonna have him hanging upside-down from webbing and have him place the baby in the mom's arms or in a safe place or something. It's obviously in between the takes, like the other guys said.

  • April 28, 2001, 10:57 a.m. CST

    No one should be complaining about any of this....

    by axelfoley

    What's wrong with some of you people? Are you so bitter and emotionally traumatized by the suckiness of the last Marvel movies to have costumes faithful to the comic in all regards that you think it's gonna happen again. That costume is so key, I can do a fucking sommersault in celebration. That is if I could actually DO a sommersault. If anyone's actually complaining about that costume we're seeing I seriously don't know what to say to alleviate your retardation. It's really sad that no matter how key and perfect Sam Raimi has made this baby, there's always somebody who has to shit on it. Aw well. You'll still be at the theatre a year from now, fresh off your disappointment from American Pie 2 and all these other "brilliant" projects you people wave a torch to. And by the way, let Raimi keep doing what he's doing. It's not his fault some of you people on this talk back are fickle douchepuppets.

  • April 28, 2001, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Van Halen Update

    by DomisInnerChild

    Not that I'm buying any of the Spiderman theme stuff, but Eddie is battling mouth cancer and Roth said he hasn't talked to them for months.

  • April 28, 2001, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Costume

    by Jesse Dart

    Spider-Man's costume is almost exactly like the comics and almost perfect. I don't think we could have hoped for a better translation of the costume from comic to film.

  • April 28, 2001, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Looks like an Halloween costume

    by Blinky Blinky

    Looks cheesy, dont think this will translate well to live action. Maybe if they stick with night shots. Granted the costume is faithful to the original one, but I just looks, well, silly. And he rescues a baby from a burning building? Hope he makes some wise cracks about what a cliche that is. Maybe worth a rental.

  • April 28, 2001, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Van Halen? Why not dig out Journey and Night Ranger while we're

    by SilentBob X

    First: NO Van Halen music. You want this to be the Power Rangers movie? The Green Goblin already looks the part. The Spiderman movie should have a SCORE. Like the X-Men. A score would give Spiderman some class. Tell me, would anyone have watched X-Men, Star Wars, or Superman if suddenly a Van Halen song came on in the middle of the action? I think not. Snoogans.

  • April 28, 2001, 8:38 p.m. CST

    RAMONES

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    forget van halen. lemmy's favorite band did the ultimate spider man theme. ramones rule. they are from queens just like peter parker. joey ramone r.i.p.

  • April 28, 2001, 9:51 p.m. CST

    To ANTIFONZ

    by Buck Dat

    Buck you, suck my butt, bite me, then go "Jump the Buckin Shark." Yipeeee!

  • April 28, 2001, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Van Halen sound good.......on my jock!

    by Buck Dat

    Man talk about the buckin past! Van Halen's days are over! Get over it......Starring Kirsten Dunst. Van Halen fans would listen to anyone who can snort thru there damn buckin noses. Please, no Buttboy music in Spidey. I would rather them have crap like Van Halon in the movie rather than Van Halen.

  • April 29, 2001, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Head over to Spidermanhype.com

    by Buck Dat

    all those twisted ass pics are up on the forum.

  • April 29, 2001, 8:43 a.m. CST

    What about the GreenLantern?

    by GreenLanternGurl

    Well, I am a very big Spidy fan. But it is starting to bug me, that tyhe Green Lantern isn't getting as much hype. I mean, the Green Lantern kicks ass too! Superman got his own movie,the X-Men, Batman, and even Supergirl! Wouldn't DC comic's Green Lantern make a great movie too? -Frankie MiLo-

  • April 29, 2001, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Damn that looks awful

    by Symmo

    Surprised they didn't do anything with the costume design.... urggh Fine for comic books, shite for screen, sorry for u folks that disagree...but this sucks Move may still be ok, i will reserve judgement til i see it

  • April 30, 2001, 1:04 a.m. CST

    suit

    by DH

    I don't like the literal translation of the costume. It works ok in comics but it looks cheesy in the real world. I preferred the black & red design that was on the net a wile ago. Black eyes are far more spider like. I hope this suit's not what it looks like here, spandex body stocking, ugggh. Leather or some kind of unknown material that looks leathery would offer far more protection in a scrape, this stuff would ladder like a tart's pantyhoes.

  • April 30, 2001, 2:30 a.m. CST

    future

    by diablo rising

    i think benjamin bratt should be the new superman

  • April 30, 2001, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Ishedumborjustdeluded

    by Spider-Lexus

    Van Halen music? Please, God, no . . . for a long time I really, REALLY wanted the peeps making the Spider-Man movie to read these talkbacks because they had been well-thought out and driven by the passion and desire built up over a long period of waiting. Now, I hope they've turned off their internet connections for fear of listening to the delusions of psychotics like Isitgoodorgay. Van Halen music . . . I started reading that post only because I thought it was going for some sort of humorous bent, and then I think I actually - through tears, mind you - read the idea of having some love ballad of Van Hagar playing while Pete and MJ kiss. And we thought the baby-saving crap was cliche' . . .

  • April 30, 2001, 10:38 a.m. CST

    There are only three comic book costumes that should never be ch

    by AtomoPrime

    #1: Superman. #2: Spiderman #3: Captain America... Though their various incarnations on film have been less than thrilling, in general. They are three of the most recognizable characters world wide and it would be foolish to change the look.

  • May 9, 2001, 4:50 p.m. CST

    what are you...crazy!!!!!!!!????!?!

    by mysteryman

    I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but...what are you people, stupid???? It's comments like "the costume looks chessy.." that make movies like "Batman and Robin" possible!!!!! God!!! if you look at ACTUAL close up photos of the costume, you can see that it isn't just spandex; the blue is textured in a scale-like pattern, and the eyes are silver. The webbing and spider emblem are actually three- dimensional, not just stitching or whatnot. For once, Someone had the foresight to try and re-craete the comic as much as possible. And this is SPIDER-MAN we are talking about. He is one the most recognized icons in the WORLD. His costume is a work of graphic-design ART. I know this all comes off as fanyboyish, but the only problem with sites like these is that people already make half-assed assumptions about the movie before it even comes out. Suspension of disbelief is why movies work in the first place. Just because the Matrix was really cool does NOT mean every si-fi/fantasy based movie has to have their heroes in black latix in order for it to be cool. Wait until you SEE the movie to decide wether or not the cotume, or the baby rescue actually works. Cuz there's nothing sadder than a movie-geek snob... okI'll shut up now. God Bless Sam Raimi for this movie!

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