Raimi's SPIDER-MAN Trilogy: Black Cat Concept Art & Alternate Green Goblin Designs

Raimi's SPIDER-MAN Trilogy: Black Cat Concept Art & Alternate Green Goblin Designs

Conceptual illustrator, James Carson, had the pleasure of working on all three of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. Now, come see his unused concept art for Black Cat, Green Goblin and Sandman.

Let's start with Spider-Man 2, the best film of the three. Over on James Carson's website, there is a rather tantalizing image in the Spider-Man 2 folder. It is of Spidey's feline ally, Black Cat/Felicia Hardy (image on the right). We've known for awhile that Black Cat was at one point early drafts of the script included the character, but this is our first look at a possible costume for her. Snazzy!

Next, we have artwork produced for Raimi's original Spider-Man film. These images include alternate designs for the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) costume, Spider-Man's (Tobey Maguire) mask and web-shooters.

Lastly, thee pieces of concept art that feature Flint "Sandman" Marko (Thomas Haden Church) materializing at the beach as a extravagant sand castle, for his ill daughter, Penny (Perla Haney-Jardine). This scene was in the original screenplay, but it was cut to make more room for Venom (Topher Grace). A character that was forced upon Raimi by Sony, and with the urging of producer Avi Arad.


Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) gives up his crime-fighting identity of Spider-Man in a desperate attempt to return to ordinary life and keep the love of MJ (Kirsten Dunst). But a ruthless, terrifying new villain, the multi-tentacled Doc Ock, forces Peter to swing back into action to save everything he holds dear.



Average teenager Peter Parker is transformed into an extraordinary super hero after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his death. Deeming himself "Spider-Man ," he sets about ridding the streets of crime, bringing him into conflict with malevolent super-villain "Green Goblin."


Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man¿s suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco) - as well as the enemy within himself.
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englandlover77 - 10/9/2013, 2:43 PM
CharlesLord - 10/9/2013, 2:43 PM
the goblin design with the purple in it actually looks kinda good
Humperdink - 10/9/2013, 2:45 PM
Agreed. Purple one is better than the power-ranger final product.
thewolfx - 10/9/2013, 2:48 PM
Raimi was a boss till sm3
MrCBM56 - 10/9/2013, 2:48 PM
Was black cat costume blue?

Otherwise awesome art.
MrReese - 10/9/2013, 2:50 PM
Shoulda gone with this 1

SoundWave - 10/9/2013, 2:53 PM
Raimi's trilogy is great! Reboot sucks. Garfield - totaly not Parker (Garfield is a cat XD), he is annoying hipster! Kill all hipsters for mainstream industry!
CCR - 10/9/2013, 2:54 PM
Yeah the purple & green would've, oh I don't know, actually looked SOMEWHAT like the Green Goblin's supposed to? lol.... and why doesn't everyone cry about Spidey wanting to quit after only ONE movie...oh yeah, they've just gotta hard-on against Nolan's Batman.
D117 - 10/9/2013, 2:55 PM
The Black Cat and Sandman art I haven't seen, but the Goblin, Spidey and web-shooter concepts aren't new, they were featured behind the scenes on the original Spider-Man DVD & Blu Ray, still awesome nevertheless.
Demongod20 - 10/9/2013, 2:58 PM
@ thewolfx

No truer words have been spoken. We all had Issues with some of the things that Raimi did with Spider-man but even with all its flaws, his Spider-man series overall was one of the best.
Folchibas - 10/9/2013, 3:09 PM
@BlackJack10 - What!?!? The 2nd one was by far the best of the 3.
TheFox - 10/9/2013, 3:13 PM
Awww... the Sandman sand castle thing looks like it came from a great deleted scene... one that would have given us exactly the emotional connection to Flint and his daughter that the movie was so sorely missing...

The Goblin designs suck, though. And that Black Cat is okay.

I think the movies themselves got most of the characters' looks right. Even Goblin.

Ocelot - 10/9/2013, 3:14 PM
Spiderman 3 was still better than that medicore, uninspired, tactless blatant cash grab known as The Amazing Spiderman that didn't know what type of film it wanted it to be. "The Amazing rehash" is what it should be called. Spiderman 3 at least had scope and scale, that sub-standard imitation that was released last year felt like a TV movie ugh, something Raimi's movies never felt like.

On the concept art, the fourth one with the red goggles is really good, hopefully the Green Goblin looks like that in the next film and not something that looks laughable like in the comics, design just wont translate well into live action i'm afraid i'm afraid.
Fabius - 10/9/2013, 3:16 PM
Great concept but too creepy and rated r category. The last and final choice . The " power ranger " suit green goblin in the movie was the only choice : more rated pg 13 . Sad the green purple one was perfect.
D117 - 10/9/2013, 3:18 PM
@beto Huh? I said the original as in the first film
Jer3miah - 10/9/2013, 3:22 PM
Wow, that fourth Goblin concept is incredible. Damn fools chose the wrong one. And of course, Black Cat looms like every other superheroine design.
Spiderman2o29 - 10/9/2013, 3:26 PM
Moohika - 10/9/2013, 3:27 PM
Those gifs are killing me! LMFAO
GliderMan - 10/9/2013, 3:29 PM
SpiderMan 2 is the most boring.
TheYoungMan - 10/9/2013, 3:48 PM
Still better than the Iron Man trilogy.
ThePowerCosmic - 10/9/2013, 3:58 PM
The problem with almost all part 3 CBM films is that they try to tie all th films together when they really should just tell another story and advance the character. IMO of course.
Ramiel - 10/9/2013, 4:01 PM
This looks real, real good

thewolfx - 10/9/2013, 4:01 PM

Optimus83 - 10/9/2013, 4:05 PM
Cool. ...Desings
Highflyer - 10/9/2013, 4:09 PM
@soundwave, this coming from the same guy who thought the incredible hulk was shit. smh
Highflyer - 10/9/2013, 4:14 PM
@Ocelot, rehash? what did you expect? Raimi didn't event spider-man's origin. Plus SM3 was still crap it doesn't matter if it felt big in scale.
Ramiel - 10/9/2013, 4:17 PM

I'm not going to lie, but those scenes were my favorite in SM3.
Highflyer - 10/9/2013, 4:20 PM
The drawings look cool though.
theowl - 10/9/2013, 4:21 PM
Spider-man 2 is just.. mjjeehh.. It has a boring villain and it's really slow! I just like spider-man 1 and TASM.
Azrael725 - 10/9/2013, 4:27 PM
I guess I'm one of the few people out there that actually likes the suit they used for the movie . . . I don't get all the Power Ranger comparisons. Have any of you ever watched Power Rangers? This suit is 100x more badass then any costume in Power Rangers, and this is coming from big Power Rangers fan! He is a great villain with a great costume to boot. Raimi's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 are amazing films and they did a great job with the costumes . . . except for Venom. I will never forgive them for that.
spectre88 - 10/9/2013, 4:32 PM
So in other words, we were never going to get a decent Green Goblin costume from Rami.
SuperCat - 10/9/2013, 4:40 PM
Man, Spider-Man 3 could have been great :(

Dandy - 10/9/2013, 4:45 PM
Cool designes.

Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man 3

The third film doesn't even deserve to be ranked.
Dandy - 10/9/2013, 4:46 PM

Yeah. I definitely wouldn't cry if they used that one for the new Amazing Spider-Man series. That looks pretty awesome.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/9/2013, 4:59 PM
Any one of those would have been perfect. Wtf
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/9/2013, 5:02 PM
For a second I thought it said New Goblin. Yeah some of those would have sucked for GG
novaprime - 10/9/2013, 5:08 PM
I loved Spiderman 1 & 3, & i also liked 3, Spidermans Trilogy by Far its Still Marvels Best Trilogy
Folchibas - 10/9/2013, 5:11 PM
@blackandyellow - oh yeah...oops.
wildstar13 - 10/9/2013, 5:37 PM
Raimi's Spider-man Movies were terrible except the second movie. He made Peter Parker a crybaby/dancing eno and fugly Dunst singing was terrible.
The amazing Spider-man was so much better with acting and special effects.
GetsugaTensho22 - 10/9/2013, 5:49 PM
I can't for the life of me understand why you people wanted the stuppid mutant monster look for Goblin. the so called "power ranger" look was awesome and gave him the perfect Goblin silhouette!
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