About The Marc Webb Directed Spider-Man Reboot & First Look at Spider-Man

by on January 13, 2011

in Entertainment


The latest reboot for the Marvel iconic character, Spider-Man, stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man). Along with Mr. Garfield, Emma Stone (Easy A) stars as Gwen Stacy, Peter’s love interest. Rhys Ifans plays Dr. Curt Connors whom all Spider-Man fans know as The Lizard. There will also be a character by the name of Nels Van Adder (Proto Goblin) played by Irrfan Khan. Oh my… Proto Goblin looks nasty!

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man first look

Other cast in this new Spider-Man reboot includes Martin Sheen, Sally Field, C. Thomas Howell, Denis Leary and a few more. It’s directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) & the screenplay is written by James Vanderbilt (The Losers, Zodiac). Spider-Man (2012) Will come out in July of 2012.

In this Sony-release publicity shot from today (after the break), many things are evident.

Spider-Man Official first look at Andrew GarfieldClick for larger, HQ version

It looks like in this pic, he’s already encountered The Lizard, judging from the scratches across his chest and face. The suit looks interesting. The texture seems fascinating. The more I look at it, the more I’m liking it.

Spider-Man Official first look at Andrew Garfield's chest emblem

The chest emblem is a wee bit different also. Not quite the classic look, but a bit edgy.. with those rear legs trailing down Garfield’s chest.

The gloves also have a bit of a modernized tweak added to them… but alas, the big question is answered. Which for me, was if Webb and gang will give Peter Parker the built in biological web shooters or if he gets the classic web-shooters that Peter Parker himself builds. Take a peek and you’ll see the classic web-shooter buttons on the inside of his wrists.

Spider-Man reboot web-shooters first lookI didn’t mind the built-in webs. Other alternate versions of Spider-Man that Marvel spun off had them and it seemed the natural evolution of a man mutated to have the abilities of a spider. But I can respect the creative team’s decision to stay with the classic mythos. Which is even more evident with the idea that they’re sticking to classic with Gwen Stacy being the love interest.

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Proto Goblin

Also with Nels Van Adder in the story this distinctly sets the time-frame in the pre-Goblin era. Adder becomes the proto-Goblin from early versions of Norman Osborn’s Green Goblin concoction, that he stole before Osborn perfected it. Hence, proto-Goblin. It will be interesting to see what they do with this character in the movie.

When I first heard some time back that Spider-Man was getting a new reboot, to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled. I’m not sure who was or wasn’t. Even though the Sam Raimi version had an awful lot of screaming… and that second one was gad awful depressing, they still captured the atmosphere of the mythos. The web-slinging effects did fulfill what, in my mind, it would have looked like in motion. But still, the second and third movies had way too much screaming for me and they sure did try to cram as many villains as they could manage into the three films. (Psst, I absolutely love Venom. Especially where Marvel took his character through the years.)

First Look images from Deadline Hollywood. Proto-Goblin info & image: www.comicvine.com

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott February 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I do love the texture of the suit but I don’t care for it’s over all design. However. that said I haven’t seen it from he back yet. All I see are those things coming from behind his hips with nothing connecting them. Also I don’t care fore the way the did his gloves with the extra streak of blue in there at the top. The hand part it works but not at the top from what I can tell… I saw one or two pics of a stunt guy in costume and must say from he side the suit looks god-awful design wise. Also I don’t like the side stripe on the legs. Too runner like… I get they were trying to go for a different feel with the suit design for a new franchise but I fear this costume will go the way of the Schumacher bat-nipples.

vince February 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

this movie will be crap, and I will not see it.

Noah Fry January 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I’m glad for the re-boot. Spidey has always been my favorite “Marvel-ite” and I didn’t necessarily care for the 2nd or 3rd Raimi films. Also, it’s good to see all Spidey getting a more adult feel to it, as most of the other Marvel movies have been hitting a more serious note. I don’t want to walk out of the movie feeling like a 7 year old, I want the 7 year old boys to come out feeling like men for seeing such an awesome, bad-to-the bone comic movie.

Michael Freitag January 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

We want Tobey Maguire back 🙁

Bruce Simmons January 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm

What an excellent market test indeed! And I’m glad my site is family-friendly!

Paul Forcey January 14, 2011 at 6:37 am

My daughter was behind me when i opened this page up and she said she liked the new Spiderman. So if a 3 year old likes the new look it is sure to be a winner.

I figure it can’t be any worse than the last one so it is sure to be good. Oh and I hope they don’t get the people from the stage show involved.


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