While already hard at work prepping for the sequel to his summer smash, The Amazing Spider-Man, director Marc Webb has also been spending plenty of time promoting the DVD/Blu-Ray of the film, which was released on November 9. While promoting the release, Webb and his effects team recently revealed that the first film contained several secret clues, or "Easter Eggs" that could reveal details about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This of course, got the rumor mill churning, and got fans wondering what else Webb may be hiding.
Leading to the sequel's 2014 release date, Webb is certainly keeping plenty of secrets but we're hearing unofficial talk that a new, "more traditional" Spidey suit could appear in the The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Nuke The Fridge is reporting the rumor (which they got from "a source close to the production" of the film), who claims that Spider-Man will don a crime-fighting costume that is different from the one he wore in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The decision to change the suit would likely be in reaction to many die-hard fans' requests for a suit more faithful to the original comics. Fans often think their outcries, protests and suggestions go unheard, but a suit update could mean that Webb, and other leaders in the reboot, are at least willing to take fan opinion into consideration.
Of course, Spider-Man has worn a lot of different suits over the years in the comic books but the costume many fans are calling for could, as a result, end up resembling the one Tobey Maguire sported in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. Fans tend to favor that suit, which featured brighter tones, and consider it to be more traditional than the one Andrew Garfield donned in the reboot.
That all said, anyone who follows pre-production movie news knows that "sources close to the production" are often debunked - meaning that, for the time being, we wouldn't throw out those Amazing Spider-Man action figures in hopes of dramatically updated toys. Slight updates to superhero suits generally occur from movie to movie (just look at the evolution of the Dark Knight's batsuit in Nolan's trilogy or the ever-evolving Iron Man armor) but, until we hear something more official, this is little more than hearsay. It's certainly possible that whatever updates the Spider-Man suit will see in the sequel could push it a bit closer to the "traditional" look of the character but without an official comment or photo, we're not convinced that it'll see a massive overhaul. After all, the entire Amazing Spider-Man reboot is based on the "Ultimate" comic book series' version of the character - which is anything but "traditional."
At this point, all we can do at this point is speculate about what the updated suit could look like, assuming that this rumor is true. However, regardless of how you might feel about The Amazing Spider-Man suit, we can all probably agree that Webb should scrap those silver shoes Garfield wore in the film!
Let us know which suit your prefer in the comments below and don't forget to check out The Amazing Spider-Man available now on DVD and Blu-Ray and catch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it swings to a theatre near you on May 2, 2014.
Source: Nuke The Fridge