P:R Approved: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s Breakdown Of The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Costume!

Note: Superhero design is sometimes overlooked, but we applaud Entertainment Weekly‘s recent breakdown on the new features in the Spider-Man costume for the upcoming movie. They go into the redesigned eyes, webshooters and even making the costume more functional with a spot for Peter’s mp3 player! – Chris Arrant

19 comments to “P:R Approved: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s Breakdown Of The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Costume!”
  1. I love the rich almost cherry red they chose,and obviously the teardrop eyes are a fan favorite.I still can’t get around the fact that aside from very minor changes,they just re did the Raimi suit ! The entire Amazing Spider-man film series just doesn’t seem like it knows what tone it’s trying to establish.Is it classic Spidey charm,or is it Marc Webb’s hipster Spidey ? Nonetheless it’s still a nice looking suit,I wish they would have kept the wrist watch web shooters from the first film.

  2. “Why exactly does Spidey need a belt? ‘I don’t know,’ says Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott. ‘He just always has. There are rules to comic-book characters.'”

    C’mon, that’s a pretty indifferent statement to make coming from a costume designer.

    How about breaking up the wash of blue from mid-torso down so Peter doesn’t look like he’s wearing footie pajamas?

    Why highlight the belt at all if you don’t know the reason it’s supposed to be there?

  3. Dig it! As forgettable as the reboot was as a whole, Garfield really nailed what I have in my head for Parker as a teen. He has the look. My hope is that they juxtapose his smaller stature in this next film by placing him next to bigger objects, larger feats of strength, etc, to really pump that lithe strength that Spidey has. Cautiously optimistic, and can’t wait to see the new duds in action.

  4. I really liked the suit from the first movie. It was new and different and felt more like something an angst filled teenager would make. This one is just… boring. I appreciate that it is a replication of his classic costume, but we’ve been looking at that costume for 50 years. I really liked that they were brave enough to take a new, fresh look at his costume and am disappointed that they reverted to the same old, same old.

  5. They learnt that you can’t simply change Spider Man costume and overall you can’t realize it using old spalding balls.I have to admit I really like this costume,more than Raimi’s movies.
    But still Raimi’s movies are the best,they are made with heart,they are made by a nerd for other nerds.The Amazing Spiderman movies have no heart and no reason,they are made only with the purpose to keep Spider Man character’s rights in the hand of Sony.

  6. This to me just looks like the comic book version, after that awesome looking suit from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN I can’t say I prefer this.

  7. I love it. I liked the suit from the Raimi movies, although Spidey always looked a little bulky. I liked the suit from Amazing less, due to the Spalding patterns and the lack of a “belt, but I liked that Spidey was leaner. With this we finally get what he’s actually supposed to look like. Now I just hope they tell a story that isn’t a Raimi retread.

  8. Nothing angers up the blood like some arrogant hollywood executive chomping on a cigar and making changes to a classic just to be diffrent. I’m glad they saw the error of their ways and went back to the original design.

  9. Another thought on the suit is it looks stiff.I never really cared for that in the Raimi movies,the only time the suit seemed to strecth and breath was when they did the cgi scenes.I fear that this will be the same case with this suit,granted the first movie suit was a little rough on the eyes.But it seemed like it allowed more movement to be done by the actor/stuntmen,but beggers can’t be choosers so I guess I shouldn’t be too critical.

  10. I liked the suit in Amazing Spider-Man much better than this one. This change seems arbitrary and unnecessary to me. Another case of people using words like “classic” and “traditional” as an excuse for lack of imagination and fear of change. Honestly, as great a design as the original suit was when Ditko first came up with it, there have been several alternative takes on it that I’ve liked better (including the Clone Saga era variant).

  11. Dig it! As forgettable as the reboot was as a whole, Garfield really nailed what I have in my head for Parker as a teen. He has the look

    NOPE,He hasn’t.
    Peter Parker is a nerd not an hipster

  12. kalorama: I liked the suit in Amazing Spider-Man much better than this one. This change seems arbitrary and unnecessary to me. Another case of people usingwords like “classic” and “traditional” as an excuse for lack of imagination and fear of change. Honestly, as great a design as the original suit was when Ditko first came up with it, there have been several alternative takes on it that I’ve liked better (including the Clone Saga era variant).

    Better the word classic than the word Spalding

  13. I like how ASM is more of a re-purposed wet suit, and here he has gone into a more refined symbol. Realy good writting if they go that way with it.

  14. Amazing Spider-Man 2 really nails— better than any film before it— a near-perfect comic book-Spider-Man suit. Meanwhile, Superman’s suit made little sense (oooohh, it’s alien).

    I mean, Spider-Man’s suit came from Peter making a wrestling costume. Daredevil’s suit comes from his father’s boxing roots. Superman dressed as a strongman. They are just clothes.

  15. Love the reboot. Both franchises have their pros and cons. I enjoy McGuire’s Peter over Garfields’ a bit more, but quite like Garfield’s Spidey over McGuires’. Garfield’s silhouette is perfect and he nailed a lot of Spidey-isms with his body language and poses. Great all around.

  16. I can’t believe some people actually prefer the previous suit to this. In my opinion the classic Spider-Man costume just can’t be beat, it’s one of the best superhero costumes that has ever existed. The costume from the previous film wasn’t a bad design, but to me it didn’t really feel like true Spidey.

    People may say they’re not having balls or imagination, but if you really think about it by trying to have the character look like he’s straight out of the comics they’re doing something different, because most comic book movies go out of their way to modernize and reinvent and tone down a character’s look, so to me it’s more refreshing when movies try to actually nail the look in the comics.

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