Andrew Garfield almost had organic webshooters in The Amazing Spider-Man, just like Tobey MaGuire’s Spider-Man. While speaking to Yahoo, comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis recalled a meeting he had at Sony regarding which type of webshooter to use.
With Turn off the Dark and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spidey has had a rough time of late in other mediums outside of comics. Have you been solicited for advice about the character’s big-screen future?
Yeah, I’ve gone in before. They’ve asked me in to be the deciding vote on some stuff, which is an odd experience as well. [Before Amazing Spider-Man], they sat me down in [Sony co-chairman] Amy Pascal’s office with this big roomful of producers and writers and directors, and she looked at me and said “Organic webshooters or mechanical webshooters?” I said “mechanical,” and half the table said, “Goddamn it!” They were mad because I was clearly the deciding vote, even though I didn’t know that. So when I see the mechanical webshooters, I feel a little happiness. I feel like I did something good in the world.
Were you happy to see mechanical webshooters in The Amazing Spider-Man instead of the organic shooters that Tobey MaGuire had in his Spider-Man trilogy? Let me know in the comments below.