Tuesday, February 15, 2011
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
Hey, wait a sec... where are his feet?
Look close: The shadowing has been staged in such a way as to completely obscure both of his feet below the calf. Aside from lending the image a somewhat-ironic Leifeldian quality, it denies sharp-eyed fans an answer to the biggest costume-question to come out of all those unplanned candids: Are those metal toe-shoes he seems to be wearing over his boots part of the onscreen costume or just a stunt/safety thing for certain shots? And if they ARE part of the actual outfit, why exactly does Spider-Man need to armor his toes?
I dropped it into photoshop, blew up the bottom portion and cranked the brightness/contrast to try and bring up the detail and make them out. There basically ISN'T any detail to raise on the feet, as though it's been darkened even beyond the shadows from the photography, but I got a small hint of what looks like the shiny non--red "tip" of a boot, which leads me to believe that he WAS wearing them in this shot and that they ARE part of the costume-proper. Take a look:
So, if the new Spider-Man has metal feet... what are they? Is the wall-crawling a mechanical-aparatus now as well? Does he have shooters on his FEET, too?