Five Improvements To Spider-Man's Suit For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Reported by Outsiders - 12:29 AM 2013.07.13
Fans complained and Marvel listened... Entertainment Weekly
spoke with director Marc Webb and costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott, who worked with a team of people alongside director Marc Webb to change-up Spider-Man's 2012 suit to a new and improved 2014 suit. Check out the five different changes below...
"We've got the best eyes of any suit," says Webb. "Really big, very warm white eyes." Unlike the eyes in the last suit, which were smaller and yellow, these eyes are as large as possible given the size of Andrew Garfield head. "They're very expressive in their own way," Scott says.
The Web Symbol
Traditionally, the Spidey suit has a web-like graphic on the chest. This time, costumers took "an extremely mathematical and precise" approach, says Scott, plotting out the design on a computer in 3-D form. The little red-brick pattern is intended as an homage to the Tobey Maguire-era suit.
Sharp-eyed viewers of the 2012 film noticed that Spider-Man didn't wear a belt. "It's there in the source material, so this one does," Scott says. Why exactly does Spidey need a belt? "I don't know," says Scott. "He just always has. There are rules to comic-book characters."
When redesigning the apparatus that Spidey uses to shoot webbing, there were practical questions to consider. "We wanted ours to have an MP3 player in it," says Scott. "You'll see early on in the film that he can turn music on that he's listening to inside the costume through his web shooter."
One of the biggest challenges was determining the precise shades of red and blue for Spider-Man's suit. Scott chose shades that are much darker than the last suit, she says, with richer tones.