Spider-Man's rejected black costume look from SPIDER-MAN 3"

As if fans needed a reason to hate Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" even more, see what Sam Raimi's more comic-accurate black costume suit for old Spidey would've looked like.

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By StuartGreen01 - 8/21/2013
A few weeks ago, the Spider-Man Crawlspace website put up an image of what Spider-Man's black "alien" costume would have looked like in the 2007 film "Spider-Man 3". The film was criticized for many reasons, from having too much going on to the poor treatment of Eddie Brock/Venom and ruining Spidey's origin by revealing it was Sandman who really killed Uncle Ben by accident (... what?!?), but while it made the least amount of money for Sam Raimi's Spidey trilogy in the U.S., it ended up being a big box office success worldwide.

Here's the picture as to how Spider-Man's black suit would have looked like:



I know, it wouldn't have made "Spider-Man 3" any better, but I'm still not sure why this look was rejected. Online rumors say it's because the suit was made out of latex and didn't work well. Other rumors say Raimi didn't like the look of the suit and he wanted to keep the webbing on the black suit. Whatever the reason, I'm sure fans will now be wondering why this suit that is much more faithful to the comic books was rejected. What do you guys think of this suit compared to the one we ultimately got in "Spider-Man 3"? Do you think Raimi and company made the right call?
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TonyChu - 8/21/2013, 2:26 PM
So much better!
Jollem - 8/21/2013, 2:27 PM
looks cool, but as raimi introduced the raised webbing, i liked that they kept the same look for the black suit

i'd love to see something more like that in webb's version, tho
DioFoRio - 8/21/2013, 2:27 PM
whenever they re-introduce this suit it had better be simple and accurate. It's just so bad ass looking. Like if Adidas made Spidey a track suit.
VenomSpawnRises - 8/21/2013, 2:28 PM
This picture is old as hell.
TTT0809 - 8/21/2013, 2:30 PM
Why the [frick] didn't they use this?!?
DudeGuyMan - 8/21/2013, 2:32 PM
Ryan Kwanten from True Blood made a Venom short film. So there's that.

sameoldthing - 8/21/2013, 2:34 PM
The spider that's on that suit is great..so much like the Mike Zeck original spider design.
Don't like the one Raimi is holding.

These are better than final version.
I don't think Venom was the problem in the movie,it was dancing Peter!

Sandman was cool..killing Uncle Ben,not cool.
There was no reason for that to have happened.
kevberg - 8/21/2013, 2:36 PM
Eddie Brock being a douche? ACCURATE, The Tower Bell Scene? Accurate . The Suit affecting Peter in a negative way and memory loss ? Accurate.

Sandman look and being a sympathetic villain? accurate.


For The crapiness of SOME of the movie, most of it was well done and called back to the comic.
kevberg - 8/21/2013, 2:37 PM
And seeing that comic accurate spider design ...thats pretty cool.
jambion - 8/21/2013, 2:40 PM
the smooth black look is a lot harder to light & w/ it being cg in a lotta scenes its a lot easier for it to look fake. a slightly more textured suit would look better, but the raised webbing suit is best because not only does it have texture, it saves money so that they dont have to pay the cg artists to create a new suit model from scratch, just a slightly upgraded & recolored version of the one they already have
superotherside - 8/21/2013, 2:40 PM
I like it. But I liked Spider-man 3. Sure it had its problems but it wasn't as bad as some say.

The first and last act were great. The middle was a mess.
Highflyer - 8/21/2013, 2:48 PM
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? They should have used this instead of that crappy one they used in the end. FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK! But the emo dancing peter would have remained.
anthonyEstark - 8/21/2013, 2:50 PM
It would be a cool Agent Venom suit.
Highflyer - 8/21/2013, 2:51 PM
@Kevberg, there wasn't any memory loss in spider-man 3.
kevberg - 8/21/2013, 2:54 PM
@ high flyer.

Yes.. there was, the missing time he experienced where he'd wake up already in the suit hanging from buildings?
Jollem - 8/21/2013, 2:55 PM
^i dunno, it made me forget :)
Ramiel - 8/21/2013, 2:55 PM
Such a beauty.
SamM - 8/21/2013, 2:57 PM
because Sam Raimi's a dusher