The long-awaited day is finally here: fans of “Spider-Man” should be happy to know that Sony Pictures has released the first official photo from the upcoming reboot which stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man.
Much has been said about the British actor following in the steps of Tobey Maguire, including that he may not have what it takes to fill in the very large Spidey shoes.
Even more has been said about Sony rebooting the franchise after a fourth film failed to happen following the (fan) debacle that was the third.
In this context, this first official look at Spider-Man comes just in the nick of time, to prove that the franchise is (perhaps) going darker and to silence critics who believe Garfield was not the right choice for the part.
The first official pic from the film, which you can also see attached to this article, shows Garfield as Spider-Man, walking down what appears to be a dark alley.
He’s not wearing his mask and we can see his face is bloodied, like he just got out of some fight. Garfield is not looking into the camera but down, as he walks with his backpack on, apparently lost in thought.
Fans have already noticed that, unlike Maguire, Garfield is a much leaner and lankier Peter Parker, which was to be expected since he’s built differently from the other actor. MTV
went through the trouble to look very closely at the photo, as bleak as it may be, and has come up to the conclusion that there are about 5 major changes to the Spider-Man suit.
This would seem to confirm an earlier report saying that the suit would be rebooted as well to be more “techy,”
as well as what Garfield himself was saying just days ago, about how the suit is different in that it’s tight but also “airy.”
These changes are: the web-shooters, the Spider-Man symbol on the chest, the gloves, the profile and, last but not least, the material from which the suit is made.
For an in-depth analysis of all these modifications apparently made to the suit, see the MTV piece here