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Old April 4 2012, 09:12 PM   #1336
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I know the web-shooters are mechanical ones but the webbing itself is it something Peter Parker has "somehow" created (in spite of logic given the properties of the webbing) or is the webbing produced by his body and he just collects it and puts it in the shooters? (As I recall one of the trailers shots shows some webbing coming out of a spot in the nape of his neck.)
It's something he invented himself originally, if I remember correctly. Of course, since comics like to change things slightly from time to time there was also a period where he produced the "web" because of the spider bite.
And I think in the Ultimate Universe, the "web" is something his father created and he improved upon.
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Old April 4 2012, 09:21 PM   #1337
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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=88833

Andrew and Emma talk the movie
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Old April 4 2012, 09:21 PM   #1338
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Yeah, I know all of that. My question is what is the source of the webbing in this movie.
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Old April 4 2012, 09:22 PM   #1339
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^ We don't know because the movie isn't out yet. Patience, padawan!
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Old April 4 2012, 10:47 PM   #1340
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Yeah, I know all of that. My question is what is the source of the webbing in this movie.
He has an army of spiders living in his room that he commands to spin webbing for him all day long. He then collects it and puts it into cans of silly string.
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Old April 5 2012, 02:45 AM   #1341
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Yeah, I know all of that. My question is what is the source of the webbing in this movie.
Based on shots in this film, he gets bit some kind of unusual spider. Maybe it's radio-active, but who knows. There is a shot where he pulls out a gland or web from his neck where he got bit. My idea is that he uses the serum from this wound to create the material that he uses to fill the web shooters that he develops himself. This seems to fit the shots in the trailer that shows him testing his shooters. my feeling is that the wound secrets the enzyme to create the web, but his webshooters can obnly hold so much and eventually he has to prepare more.
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Old April 5 2012, 03:10 AM   #1342
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It's sort of my thinking he "collects" the webbing from the gland in his neck as well. Or maybe uses it to artificially construct it. Both makes more sense than Peter Parker simply coming up with the stuff and making loads of it all on his own in his bedroom.
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Old April 5 2012, 03:49 AM   #1343
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^ That has been speculated yep. What's the problem though with Peter making an adhesive formula? He is a scientist after all.
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Old April 5 2012, 03:54 AM   #1344
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He's still a teenage kid living in his uncle and aunt's house and in lower-middle class. I'm thinking he's not going to be quite have the capability or resources to make a substance than can do everything Spider-Man's webbing can supposedly do.
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Old April 5 2012, 04:15 AM   #1345
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A true scientist is resourceful though I know what you're saying though Trekker, have read and heard that argument over and over again. I don't have a realistic response for it of course, so I won't bother. This is one of the reasons why they gave Peter organic webbing in the first film (at least I believe it was) and of course in the comics it was just a continued money problem for Peter that endured his character.
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Old April 5 2012, 07:24 AM   #1346
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it's just barely audible that he says it's 'something i came up with' in the clip.
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Old April 5 2012, 04:37 PM   #1347
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Most "true scientists" live and die by grants or corporate R&D money.
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Old April 5 2012, 08:14 PM   #1348
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Yeah, I know all of that. My question is what is the source of the webbing in this movie.
Ah sorry, I misunderstood you.
Regarding the new film: There's an interview with Webb, where he mentions that he went back to the mechanical shooters to show Parker's intellect. Of course that doesn't rule out the possiblity that he's using whatever's coming out of his neck as a basis.
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Old April 5 2012, 11:52 PM   #1349
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It's funny cause Sony/Raimi/Arad all made a big deal about how much screen time you'd have to commit to in order to convince today's modern audiences that a teen just created this in his Queens bedroom. That they just wouldn't buy it.

Now though, sure, show the intellect....no problem!!
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Old April 6 2012, 01:03 AM   #1350
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Well, I sort of agree. It'd be hard to buy in a movie -with a higher standard for suspension of disbelief- that a teenager living under such meager conditions would be able to develop a webbing with the strength and abilities that Spider-Man's does, let alone have the money and materials to manufacture it.

I get Peter is supposed to be "smart" but he's still a teenager living in a Queens slum and he's going to have all of the resources and avenues available to one -pretty much nothing.

There's a huge difference between being a smart teenage prodigy with a promising academic career ahead of him and being a teenager able to develop and produce loads of "webbing" that's stronger than steel, has miraculous adhesive powers when in contact with something (while only being "tacky" to the touch of its sides) and yet still degrades on its own over the course of a few hours.

Such a miraculous material would require very specialized chemicals, resources and machinery to produce. Something I'd argue would be well outside of the reach of a teenager living with his financially struggling aunt and uncle.
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