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Friday, January 14, 2011

Spider-Man's Got a New Set of Threads

No, I'm not talking about Spidey's Tron suit in Dan Slott's "Big Time" arc.

I mean this, the first full shot of Andrew Garfield in costume for the upcoming Spider-Man film franchise reboot:

This photo excites me for several reasons.

First off, the reboot design doesn't have the texture issues from the Raimi films. It's slicker and works well with Garfield's frame. Speaking of which, Garfield looks more like the skinny, disillusioned kid from Queens than an athlete in nerd's clothing.

And last but not least, the photo is evocative. It speaks volumes about this sheltered kid who's suddenly forced to grow up far too fast. Until something proves otherwise, I'm convinced the creative team behind the new film "gets" Peter Parker.