THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’s New Amazing Old School Costume

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 New has the 1st picture of Spider-Man’s new costume from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. And it is the truest to the comic version of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” yet!

Check out the full costume and my thoughts after the jump!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Full ShotThe costume looks very similar to the version used in Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN trilogy. Back is the raised black webbing, and toned down is the texture that made Spidey’s head look at bit like a basketball in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. The pattern of webbing also makes the comparison to a basketball less obvious. Even the bright light behind the Wall Crawler’s head reminds me most of the original trilogy. Is that what Sony’s going for? Will Sony make more money if the costume reminds you of the Spider-Man films that grossed more?

The most significant elements apparent in the shot are the Spider symbol, again, closer to Raimi’s version than that of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (which is surprising, considering how much Sony used that logo as the main marketing symbol of the reboot) and the white eyes.

Gone are the reflective eyes of Raimi’s day or the yellow eyes of AMAZING 1. The new, white eyes, including their precise shape (less sharp edged and “frowny” than Raimi’s fo’ sho’!) are the biggest step the design team has taken to bring the silver screen costume back to the original comic.

Kinda ironic we get old-school Spider-Man eyes, while currently in the comics, including SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, Web Head now does sport lenses closer to what we saw in SPIDER-MAN 1-3.

I can’t wait to see more, especially if we can confirm that Peter Parker’s web shooters are now less visible and bright than in the first AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

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