Friday’s edition of Entertainment Weekly offers a cover story on Marc Webb’s upcoming Spider-Man ‘re-imagining’ (is that what we’re supposed to call it Marvel?), as well as some new pictures and encouraging details. See below for said picture goodiness. Although, the picture quality isn’t what you’d call amazing.
From what we can see, our new Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield hasn’t bulked up like most actors do for superhero roles – but that is actually spot on. Spidey has often been a slim and slender athlete as opposed to a bulky bench-presser and, to be honest, it suits the character better. He also looks the part as Peter Parker, while the changes to the suit work nicely. Classic, but new.
The perfectly-named Webb also explained that his take will be “more contemporary, more gritty and more character-driven”. Good news. One thing though, while grittier and modern is good (which hints that seminal graphic novel Ultimate Spider-Man is wisely being used as inspiration), nobody could accuse Sam Raimi’s original trilogy of not being character-driven. Well, certainly not the first two.
He then went on to further detail: “Ultimately what this movie is about is a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself. And that’s a Spider-Man story we haven’t seen before.”
Star Garfield then chimed in with his thoughts; “I related to Peter Parker so much because I felt like someone else inside. I loved the comic books and the animated TV series and I even dressed up as Spider-Man as a kid.”
And – wait for it – apparently, a full-length trailer will be with us next week…
Here’s the rest of the snaps: