Unused Costume Designs and Concept Art for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

     July 6, 2012


I love concept art books because you can see the evolution of a design and see all the roads not taken.  A big production like The Amazing Spider-Man goes through thousands of designs as artists draw out their ideas for the sets, costumes, creatures, props, and other good stuff.  Today, some unused costume designs and concept art has landed online.  The costumes design is fascinating because one costume is remarkably similar to the outfit from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, and the other two are radically different from anything we’ve seen (especially the mask and spider emblem).  As for the concept art, it’s a different look at the Lizard, and while I’m not sure if it would have translated to a three-dimensional model, I like that it looks less humanoid than the final version.

Hit the jump to check out the images.

Via JoBlo.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


  • Batmania

    As usual, the discarded concepts offten are better than what appears on screen. LOVE that pic of Lizard and Spidey fighting in the sewer! That would make a great wallpaper (except Lizards sleeves are way too long)

    I Prefer Lizards face in these pics.

    The second Spidey outfit down looks sleek and awesome! Though a bit too HI-TECH, but maybe for Spiderman 3 however.

    The others, well the film version is better in those instances. Who the hell came up with that awful design with the web-wings and spider off centre??? Couple of great pics, but a few narrow escapes too.

  • Lance

    The Spidey models with the narrow eyes look like 90s era designs. Blehh. An era in comics best forgotten.

    • Just saying

      Wow, I guess you’re one of the people who liked the nipples on the Batman suit. Those consept suits are the farrari designs that they should have gone with. Instead they went with the boring Sam Rami/1970′s version with SLIGHT alterations. The eyes in the second and third one are awesome/sleek. I detest the campy-costume look that they keep on putting in the movies. They should have gone with these designs. The second one looks awesome.

  • will

    I’m pretty sure the first costume IS the Raimi costume.

    • Underground Anthem TX

      …. as worn by the fat kid from Modern Family. Why does that model look so dumpy compared to the other two?

  • 198d

    Cool concepts.

    I think it’d be really nice if for the sequels they change up the costumes like Iron Man does.

    In the end, I was ok with this spidermans’ costume, but there was a scene where they had a front close up of his face, and his mask looked too much like a typical Hollywood alien face. Kind of creepy.

  • kate

    I’m happy with the lizard in the movie. These look too animalistic, you don’t get a feel for the man within (i.e Dr Connors)

    • Richard of Norway

      Yeah, the lizard in these pics looks too much like the Abomination in Hulk. In other words, not so good.

  • Person

    That first pic of the Lizard looks like the back of Quirrell’s head in HP1.

  • The Smirking Revenge

    Again, the one thing they did NOT need to fuck with was the suit. They nailed it the first time ’round.

    • Underground Anthem TX


      Being that the movie is a reboot, I understand tweaking the costume a bit to reflect the “new direction”, but throwing the baby out with the bathwater was a very ill-advised approach, IMO.

      The new costume just looks… wrong.

  • Collin V.

    The fourth one is the best.

    • Underground Anthem TX

      You’re being sarcastic, right? I cannot hear your tone over this internet.

      The fourth one looks like an attempt at a Jet Jaguar reboot, not Spider-Man.

      • Collin V.

        Sorry, let me rephrase. The fourth one is the one I LIKE the best. Better?

  • Donald Glover’s left nut

    Does anybody else thing that the headshot pic of lizard looks almost EXACTLY like Abomination from TIH?

  • Joe

    Hey these pictures are actually better than the movie!

  • Charl

    Good, I really like your designed picture. But if you want to wear it to cosplay, You can visit here.

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