Sony Pictures has released the first official image of Andrew Garfield in his Spider-Man costume. I loved the Spider-Man outfit from Sam Raimi’s movies so it’s tough not to mess with a good thing. I don’t want to nitpick this one image to death when A) I don’t know the context of the scene; and B) it’s ultimately just a costume. It’s slightly stylized, but it still doesn’t deviate too far from the mesh-style of the costume from the first three films. I am curious to know why the Spider emblem’s leg reach all the way down to Peter Parker’s crotch, but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it. But now I’m curious to know what the mask looks like…
Hit the jump to check out the image. Marc Webb’s untitled 3D Spider-Man reboot is due out July 3, 2012. [Update: Our eagle-eyed readers have pointed out something interesting about the costume. Hit the jump for more.]
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Marc Webb’s untitled Spider-Man reboot also stars Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Sally Field as Aunt May, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Denis Leary as George Stacy, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Van Atter, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Peter Parker’s parents, and C. Thomas Howell. We currently have no details on the plot, but the budget is rumored to be around $80 million and that the story will be a “gritty, contemporary” take on the popular Marvel superhero. Filming is currently underway. Hopefully, Webb and Co. will prove that there was a reason for rebooting this franchise beyond just money and rights issues.
Update: Folks in our comments section have pointed out that the new costume appears to have tiny gold objects attached to the wrist. Are these web-shooters? For folks who don’t know, in the original comics, Spider-Man built himself web-shooters that he attached to his wrists. However, during development of the original Spider-Man, it was decided to make the webshooters an organic mutation since the filmmakers didn’t think it was believable that a high-schooler could build something so advanced. Here’s a close-up of the possible web-shooters: