Cool find. I guess with Raimi, according to the making of book he got the organic idea from the early James Cameron Spidey script. The idea that hes genetically altered hence he can spin webbing. Plus Raimi said he had issues with Peter inventing stuff that even 3M can't develop.
Looks like Webb is swinging the other way with the mechanical. Peter is super smart and can invent the web shooters. Still not a fan of the costume though!
wow, i thought that was initially a joke when i heard it. i guess it isnt!
I like the web shooters. In the comic, that frequently became a plot point. It was always cool when Spidey ran out of web fluid and he had to rely on his powers and intelligence to get him out of a tight spot.
I really like that they're going to mechanical shooters. o_o
I remember Raimi saying he thought it dumb that Peter parker could come up with something that an adhesive company couldn't - stupid argument. Peter - or rather Spider-Man tried to sell his web fluid once to an adhesive company (Aunt May couldn't pay the bills) - he used one strand of webbing to secure a safe to the ceiling, showing how strong it is. They were just about to write him a check when the strand broke. They told him they had no use for a temporary adhesive - they needed something that would last. He left without any money.
So there is no question as to why Elmers wouldn't invent something they had no practical use for.
I really like that they are going to use web shooters. when I use to watch the TV show as a kid, he was always running out and it was kind of a big deal that was just not in any of the movies. also some times the shooters would brake so he could not use them also. in the movies when he always as webbing it is kind of a let down.
Finally a good, hi-resolution look at the webshooters... I don't want to embed it because I'm putting up the full resolution copy so click the thumbnail below.
Awesome, thanks for the high res image! We can see the watch now is just a regular watch (someone thought it was missing two lugs), it's all there, just crystal taken off to expose LED screen and inner electronics.
Whats really interesting is that Rami's Spider-man originally had Webshooters. The I guess they decided to drop them.
Glad to see the web shooters are back. I hate when they change something just to change it.
Finally returning to it's roots.
I need to go to the cinema again ... too less time and too much work ... have to change that! :-)
Wouldn't the web-shooters fire every time he threw a punch? (Closed fist, fingers pressed down against shooter 'fire pads on palm'?)
Glad to see the web shooters back as well. The cartoon series always had his web fluid running out at the worst times, freaked me out as a kid. The 94 series actually explained the whole web thing pretty well. Here's the youtube vid that explains it.
Spider-Man - The Animated Series - Season 3 - Episode 2 - Make A Wish Part 2 - YouTube
I copied the vid at the exact time he explains so no need to go searching for it.
so is anyone trying to figure out the parts that make up this baby?
To be honest I don't know that making these would be all that tough or rewarding. I mean they sell them at Walmart. So you would pretty much just be making another device that basicly straps a can of silly string to your arm. Now if someone could invent the webbing fluid......
These look swweeeeeeeeeeaaaaaattttttt
I don't like the sound effect for turning them on, very similar, if not the same, as Sam Fisher's NVG from Splinter Cell, kind of unoriginal, I hope that's not the final cut.
at last, the webshooters are back!