The Russo Brothers Wanted Spider-Man to Debut in a Red and Black Suit for CIVIL WAR


Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. In Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War — The Art of the Movie, Meinerding had something to reveal about Spider-Man’s debut in Captain America: Civil War - Anthony and Joe Russo wanted him to have a black and red suit.

This, of course, is a less conventional suit than the red and blue suit that so many fans know and love. As evidenced though, they did not go with the idea for the film as Spidey is seen slinging webs in red and blue during his debut.

However, that desire helped fuel the design for Spider-Man’s new suit in Avengers: Infinity War:

Using the Iron Spider as reference from the comics, I was just trying to work in themes that I knew the Russo brothers would respond to. I know they had always wanted a red-and-black Spider-Man suit in Civil War, so I was trying to find a way to turn the Iron Spider from the comics into that.

The Iron Spider in the comics has gold, bulbous eyes, and I felt like I really wanted to hold on to the [John] Romita eyes that we established in the previous suit design. So taking that red-and-black theme, incorporating some gold and then trying to keep the same head design — specifically the eyes — was kind of why we landed where we did.

Would you have preferred a black and red suit, or do you like the more iconic color scheme?

Source: CB

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