Now that we’ve all gotten used to the idea of Peter Parker being able to organically spin webbing from his wrists, those bastards at Sony are pulling the rug out from under us once again, bringing back Spider-Man‘s famous web-shooters for the Spider-Man reboot according to Emma Stone at the Golden Globes. If you’re enough of a square to only know the character through the 2002 movie, you might not know that originally, Spider-Man used mechanical devices on his wrists to spin webs, not doing it organically as in the Raimi version. What this means is that in addition to being more true to the original comics, we can get some sweet drama involving Spider-Man running out of web fluid and having to run to CVS to get more.
Stone didn’t elaborate further – in fact, all she says in the video is that the silver discs in the recently released photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man are “a device.” So maybe it’s actually a wrist-mounted lasergun and the movie’s going to be called Spider-Man, Cowboys and Aliens. I’d watch that.