Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 by Russ Fischer
We’ve seen quite a few pics from The Amazing Spider-Man in the past week and a half thanks to the teaser trailer debut and Comic Con. Now Sony/Columbia has released high-res versions of some of the shots we featured in the recent past. A gallery of those is after the break, along with some bonus quotes from director Marc Webb about a couple of the design decisions that went into the film.
Speaking to the LA Times, Marc Webb talked about both the decision to go back to homemade web-shooters as originally seen in The Amazing Spider-Man comics, and the thought process that went into some costume design decisions.
Of web-shooters, he said,
I had a meeting with Stan Lee and we talked about the web-shooters. I was curious about the incarnation of them [because] of course in the previous films [they went away from them] and we wanted to reestablish ourselves. That was one thing but the other thing was the fact that the web-shooters were able to dramatize Peter’s intellect and I thought that was really cool. … It’s not something we over-use or over-exploit. To me, it’s something I remember from when I was a kid and thinking ‘It would be cool if I could build those.’
As to the costume design,
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We paid attention to the question of ‘How would a kid make it?’ And obviously we took some license with it. We also wanted a design that would make the body longer and more lithe, more of an acrobat, someone incredibly agile, and the legs of the spider [symbol on the chest] were something we used to emphasize that. We made a bunch of different suits for different lighting conditions. I wanted something that worked in the night a little better.