Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sandman and Spider-Man in "Secrets of a Slumbering Spider"



Call me crazy, but I am really hoping to see Spider-Man's armpit webs when he makes his Marvel movie debut.  Sure, they are a little weird and don't seem to serve any useful purpose - but I always thought they were kind of cool.  Besides, they need some way to clearly differentiate int from the previous cinematic costumes.

9 comments:

AirDave said...

Ach! The teenage years! Bitten by a spider and your armpit hair turns into webbing! How embarrassing! ;)

Anonymous said...

I thought the five previous movies _were_ Marvel Film productions?

Anonymous said...

P.S.---I love the ironic use of the Golden Age Sandman. Aside from the modern connotation, it also makes me wonder if the latter would think Spidey was working for the villainous Golden Age Tarantula! :-)

Green Luthor said...

All five of the Spider-Man movies (3 Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire, 2 Marc Webb/Andrew Garfield) were produced by Sony. They do have the Marvel Comics logo at the beginning, but Marvel wasn't involved in their production in any way. Due to the less-than-favorable response (both critical and box office) to Amazing 2, Sony cut a deal with Marvel, so that Marvel can use Spidey in their own movies (yay!) and will be handling most of the production chores, with Sony basically having final approval over everything. (Though I can't imagine they'll object too strenuously to anything Marvel wants to do, since they seem to realize that they couldn't make buckets of money with Spider-Man, while Marvel did with friggin' Ant-Man...)

Anyhoo... yeah, the armpit webs would be neat to see, assuming they're done well; they're the type of thing I can also imagine ending up looking really silly in live action. And, sure, they're "a little weird and don't seem to serve any useful purpose", but, really, couldn't you say the same thing about Batman's ears and glove scallops?

Anonymous said...

No, I couldn't. Not after the way Michael Keaton used them so effectively, as sword-breakers, in the 1989 Tim Burton version of BATMAN!

Sonofjack Well said...

Does anyone know exactly when Spidey lost his armpit webs? Was there an explanation or did they simply disappear?

Simreeve said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"P.S.---I love the ironic use of the Golden Age Sandman. Aside from the modern connotation, it also makes me wonder if the latter would think Spidey was working for the villainous Golden Age Tarantula! :-)"


Well, there was also a heroic Golden Age Tarantula who spend part of his career wearing a very similar costume to the Sandman's other one and who apparently even considered 'Spider-Man' as a possible name... and, at least in All-Star Squadron, the two heroes met and worked together. So, the Sandman initially might wonder whether this was THAT Tarantula in a new guise or at least a 'legacy' of his.

Anonymous said...

Very true, Simreeve. But, I refrained from mentioning Jonathan Law because I felt that was too obvious an allusion. But, the other Tarantula was one of Wesley Dodds' first costumed opponents. A protection racketeer who wore a black KKK-type outfit!

Anonymous said...

I know who the other Anonymous is referring to: Taylor Crossart from ADVENTURE COMICS (v.1) #40! See Comic Vine for further details.

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