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Six observations about the new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ images

Six observations about the new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ images (photo)

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Columbia Pictures kicked off a new week by releasing six high-res images from “The Amazing Spider-Man” featuring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging superhero Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his first love, Gwen Stacy. While the images don’t offer much new information about the film, there’s at least one good question, observation, or prediction that each photo suggests.

What are they? Well, I’m glad you asked…

You can check out each photo below, with some notes below each image:

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When it was announced that the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise was going to feature Gwen Stacy instead of Mary Jane Watson, there was a lot of speculation regarding the sort of updates the character would receive. A product of the swingin’ 1960s, Gwen was Peter’s first love in the Marvel Comics universe, and some fans worried that the tweaks necessary to bring her into modern world. While we got to see some footage of Emma Stone as Gwen in the “Amazing Spider-Man” teaser, this photo offers a nice indication of how the updated character will look — complete with the iconic black headband she was always pictured with in the comics.

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While this image offers a nice look at the redesigned logo Spider-Man will sport on his costume, it also provides a nice, up-close look at the mask he’ll wear, too. Spidey’s new headwear appears to feature smaller, goggle-style eyes instead of the large, white eyes used in the previous franchise’s Spider-suit.

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After a poster seen at Comic-Con revealed a red logo for Spider-Man’s costume, then a second poster showed off a black logo, fans weren’t quite sure what to think about the final design for Spidey’s rebooted suit. In this photo, we see that the red logo is on the back of the costume (with the black logo appearing in the previous photo on the front of the suit). Mystery solved! Moving on…

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Possibly the most question-provoking image of the bunch, this pic shows Gwen tending to Peter’s wounds. What we don’t see, however, is any sign of the Spider-Man costume. Were Peter’s wounds inflicted during that brawl with The Lizard we heard about during the Comic-Con panel? Does Gwen know Peter is Spider-Man? These are the questions that bother me so…

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There’s been much debate about the casting of Andrew Garfield, but it’s easy to see in this image that he fits the mold of the wiry, wall-crawling, nerd-turned-superhero Peter Parker. Originally intended to be your classic 98-pound weakling, Peter took on a more average-guy build in the studio’s prior Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire. In the new film, skinny Peter is back. This photo also offers another nice look at the meshy, streamlined version of the costume we’ll see in the film.

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The other big thought-provoking image of the bunch is this shot of Peter Parker clinging to the ceiling of a subway car. Why is he out of costume? And what is he looking at? Given my own subway-riding experience, I’m actually not surprised the person in the background is sleeping through the entire scene, but still… what is going on here?!

What do YOU think of the new images? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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