I also thought that may possibly be a reflection in his lenses and not his eyes. The costume has really grown on me, especially the hands/fingers.
In the shot where he is relaxing on top of the truck, there looks like laces or a slightly darker webbing on his shins. Can anyone else see this?
i think the webbing's just more pronounced there. but looking at the boot portion made me realise this in this picture:
can you see the slight shaddow at the top of the boot? i think that spidey will have actual boots in this movie, and on closer inspection of other photos< i think there may be a zipper on the inside of the boot leg.
This suit reminds me of the ugly 1970's Spiderman movies suit. Ugh.
Damn amd blast, its now starting to grow on me from these new shots.
I like the texture on the fabric, quite cool
One thing I hope they do in this movie is to maintain one style of suit. What I mean by this is not saying I only want one costume, because I would welcome a change by the end of the film, etc., but one version of the way it separates. In the other movies, where the neck and mask separated would change scene to scene, like at the parade in SM1 where the top of the suit was extremely low around Tobey's neck, but in other scenes, the collar went about halfway up his neck.
So for realism's sake, I would like to see the collar always being cut off in one place, the boots/gloves always being detachable pieces, etc. I realize sometimes certain scenes may need a one piece version for filming, but other than that, I'd appreciate consistency.
I'm looking at those pictures of the stunt man in the suit, and the more I look at them, the more I'm sure that those silver straps are attached to the velcro pads on the bottom of the boots. I think that the straps are what's holdng the velcro onto the boots.
I feel like I'm talking to thin air in here...
Why would they include silver straps on a suit of that quality, if they weren't meant to be there?
Guess we'll find out when there are some official pics!
As far as my stance on the matter, it's tough to decide. I agree on some of your points, they do seem to be a part of the suit, I definitely don't think they are meant to be ankle supports or anything, but they could be attached to the boots for some purpose. I agree with the post above, they don't need to be the same color as the suit to be stunt devices as they would just be removed digitally anyway. They just don't go with anything else on the suit, so I'm hoping they aren't in the finished product, but who knows.
To me, it's something that's not worth arguing about until we see some finished footage for solid proof.
I agree with Tsuyosa on the silver on the boots. It looks too refined and stylized to be solely (no pun intended) a functional piece for particular shots. And if I recall correctly, they're in every shot. When he's sticking to the side of the truck; silver. When he's running through the streets; silver; etc. If they were some sort of support or served some sort of function and was intended to be digitized out, we probably wouldn't see them when he's running AND when he's sticking to wall.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see it on the silver screen to find out for sure, though.
I still think this movie is a train wreck.
The costume still looks like a painted basketball to me.
And if you look at this shot,
It looks like spiderman is wearing this type of shoe.
I don't know what these are called but cute chicks wear them.
So Peter Parker is not only looking like a hipster douschebag, he is also a crossdresser.
When you make him a hipster of 2011, you lock the film into 2011, which makes it NOT-Timeless.
Who is the villain supposed to be? If they pick Jason Schwartzman I am going to puke my guts out.
Have been worn by:
Trampoline, acrobatic, and gymnastic performers... on the Olympic level
LONG before Hipsters were ever on the scene.
So yes, it would make sense that he's wearing that kind of shoe.
As a former gymnast, these really save your feet in floor routines, vault, and trampoline exercises... so to me it makes sense that Spiderman, as one of the most acrobatic superheros, would wear them.
But, if you still feel like they only look like a contemporary female shoe...
On an aside...
I think I just found the base shoe....
I'm going to order some to confirm:
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i also agree that this type of sporty, athletic running shoe is the type of shoe spiderman would choose. so i'm with you on this one, Tsuyosa...i'm pretty sure they're here to stay.
I wonder if they are going to try and explain this costume through the storyline. Perhaps Peter sees a "high tech performance Nike" running / athletics suit. Modifies it with paint etc (I know its a leap, but no bigger than Maguire jumping from a painted sweatshirt to brick pattern printed spandex with raised rubber webbing), adds some performance specialty shoes and glues on some Oakley style sunglass lenses? I noticed that the eyes are smaller and more sunglass shaped than before.
hopefully the through the magic of disney the suit is cgi'd pretty
I don't think the lighting on these new pics show the suit off very well. When I first saw the shot in the alleyway I was pretty impressed but in bright light, not so much.. As far the silver shoes, practical for athletes or not spray em red already!! Let's hope those eyes get the cgi treatment too...
I'm convinced the silver on the boots is part of the design for this costume as well. For that matter, I'm still skeptical about this being the only version of the costume we'll see in the movie. It's just too much like that wrestling costume in that limited series... It makes me think we'll see a more classic design at some point in the movie even if it's just for 30 seconds at the end of the movie. Just speculation on my part but from all we've seen so far, that just seems to me where they're going with this.
I also think the silver on the shoes is part of the design. I think they tried to tie it in with the silver color of the web shooters. I don't love the new design but I don't hate it. We'll see how the movie is and go from there.
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