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Webshooters: New Spidey Flick’s Got ‘Em

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?As semi-confirmed by Emma Stone. Honestly, I’m not that excited, but mainly because I never minded the organic webshooters from the Raimi movies — I find the idea of a teen developing the world’s greatest adhesive and a firing mechanism for it no more or less preposterous than a radioactive spider-bite giving a teen the ability to shoot spider-webs out of his wrists. Frankly, I’m certain the change is solely to differentiate this flick from the Raimi movies, and not at all because it’s “more authentic” or “makes even a lick more sense.” (Via /Film)

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