First Look: Andrew Garfield As SPIDER-MAN

You wouldn’t think a publicity still would cause all that much ruckus. But then again, not all all publicity photos give us a glimpse of the new Spider-Man.

Columbia has released first pic of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in the forthcoming reboot of the franchise. And the fandom has been commenting their hearts out.

My take? Well, Garfield has got the look down. Spidey never was the most bulky of superheroes. He was spindly and skinny. That’s Garfield to a T. The new costume looks grittier than the one Tobey Maguire wore in the original trilogy. It’s not the best picture–it’s dark and most of the suit is covered in shadow, but what new stylistic elements that do make their way through are just the king of little changes that might make hardcore fans apoplectic (Is that how his chest spider is really going to look? What’s the deal with gloves? Is the belt gone?). Again, we’ll have to hold out true judgement until we get a better look at the suit.

The currently untitled Spider-Man film will open on July 3, 2012.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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