Spider-Man has been one of the successful characters for Marvel. The success appeared with the massive amount of fanfare for the numerous comic books, movies, games, and tv shows. While the first trilogy was a major reason behind the studios supporting superhero movies. The latter movies just attempted a different rendition with a different attempt on the character. Sony Pictures wanted to continue with the original trilogy but the last movie of the trilogy suffered from a poor critical response. The latter rendition also suffered from the same thing. Each of these renditions had its own different versions of Spider-Man. Tom Holland recently said that Andrew Garfield got a couple of Non-Sense Spider-Man Web Shooters, and we think he might be right.
Web-Shooters Through The Spider-Men
While amongst the differences there have been some similarities over some areas for the character of Peter Parker and the world around him. The depictions of webs have had a massive difference in all these different renditions of these movies. In the Sam Raimi trilogy, we saw that the webs were organic excretions from his body. Meanwhile, in the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, we saw Peter build his own gear from scratch. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man built his own web-shooters too but then he had some help from a benefactor like Tony Stark himself.
Web shooters have been one of the most iconic superhero gadgets ever since their first appearance in the 1962 comic books for Spider-Man. All of the Spider-Man movies have only attempted to make this gadget more and more practical. The idea behind the work done by Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker for making his own gadgets was supposed to be very DIY. Peter actually gets his web fluid from the Oscorp’s Biocable which makes them highly tensile.
Tom Holland’s Opinion
In the upcoming book The Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios: Spider-Man, Tom Holland compared his web-shooters from Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming with those of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man. Tom Holland thinks his own web-shooters from his movies were more realistic even though the idea behind this gadget seems a lot unrealistic.
According to Tom Holland:
The old-school web-shooters are so cool. They’re really big and chunky, they’re really mechanical, and if you press the button, everything moves… What I love about his original web-shooters is they’re as real as they could be. I know that’s like impossible to make a thing that shoots web out of your hand, but the one thing with [the web-shooters in] Andrew [Garfield]’s movie is that they were so small and so compact, it didn’t really make much sense to me. But this is a big chunky thing that a kid would make in his room.
Is He Right?
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was recruited by Iron Man and he helps Spider-Man with a suit that has advanced in order to get his powers out to the maximum extent. But at the same time, Garfield had to depend entirely on himself for his capabilities. There’s a scene from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 that shows him struggling to make an advance that would actually help me fight Electro. The films had to go for something that was more stylistic and at the same time a bit more realistic than the usual interpretations. His costumes and web-shooters had to be realistic while at the same time maintain the comic book’s accuracy.
Meanwhile, Tobey Maguire’s trilogy surpassed all these things by having Peter grow spinnerets in his arms as a part of the superpowers he has attained. We need to understand that Spider-Man is more about how he connects to the audience’s age group and becomes more realistic. It doesn’t matter how realistic or plausible his gadgets appear to be. This means that Tom Holland may be right about his opinion regarding Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man’s web-shooters. But it’s the execution and the performance that showed a much realistic version of Spider-Man.