THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
About The Spider-Man Suit
"It's an interesting idea that you have this continuing character, and in
each and every movie the Spider-Man costume has been different," says Academy
Award-winning costume designer Deborah L. Scott, who designs her first
Spider-Man suit for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
For this film, Marc Webb chose to move in a more traditional direction for
Spider-Man's look. "In the first film, I wanted to treat the suit very
realistically - as if we were asking, 'How would a kid make this costume?'" Webb
says. "We used fabrics and designs that a kid in Queens would have access to.
For example, the eyes - they were literally made out of sunglasses, because
that's what he would find. This time around, I wanted to embrace what they did
in the comics - the familiar, warm, iconic elements that we know from
Spider-Man. And again, the eyes are an important part of that - this time, you
can see how big and friendly those eyes are. When people interact with that
costume, there's a warmth, a feeling of safety, a connection that people have -
and I think it has to do with those eyes."
At Webb's direction, Scott's research for the design of the new suit called
for going back to specific comic books. "We were very true to the source
material, the original comics," Scott continues. "And then we really wanted to
take that and then move into the techniques and things that we have available to
us now to make it a sleeker, cooler version."
"The eyes in this particular suit were a huge focus for Marc and the
filmmakers," says Scott. Now white, and larger than in the last film, the eyes
are made of a high tech plastic with real lenses through which to see. "The
shape of them is very iconic," she says.
"The other thing that was really important to me was to get the particular
colors of red and blue," Scott describes. Spider-Man's new suit sports a darker
blue than in the last film, featuring intricate webbing on the front and back.
"There are layers and layers of different kinds of print effects that were
done in the computer first, outlined on the pattern, screen printed in multiple
layers, and everything had to be incredibly precise," Scott explains.
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