Amazing Spider-Man 2 has started filming, and Sony has wasted no time in revealing the new look of the rebooted wall-crawler. It appears the new costume is going for a much more traditional look… with more than a little in common with the thin build and larger eyes of Mark Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man. While the official shot only shows Peter’s head and shoulders, Bleeding Cool posted a few spy pics from NYC, which show the rest of the new costume also, apparently, looks like the old costume.
I’m one of the few people I know who didn’t hate the tweaked Spidey costume in Amazing Spider-Man, but I also don’t think I’ll miss it. Alongside positive buzz and some fascinating casting choices, the return of Peter’s most iconic costume feels like a big gesture of good will for the new movie. With any luck, this is a sign that director Marc Webb and his team understand what part of the formula they need to fix to make a truly great Spider-Man movie.