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New Spider-Man will have mechanical webshooters


Poor Emma Stone. As lovely and charming as she is, she did not know that by answering some nerdy question on the red carpet she was stepping into a hotbed of fannish research. While everyone went all Zapruder inspecting the bulges on Andrew Garfield’s wrists in the recently released look at him in Spider-garb, she innocently answered the burning question:

“It’s a device,” she said on the Golden Globes red carpet when MTV News asked about the discs on her co-star’s wrists.

So given that the new big-screen Spider-Man will use a contraption to emit webs, moviegoers should look out for a story line involving Parker’s invention of “webs” composed of a chemical he invents when the flick hits theaters in summer 2012. Although Stone dropped that tidbit, she was more tight-lipped about her own character, Gwen Stacy, and her evolution over the course of the film. “You’re just going to have to wait and see,” she said.

See, she knew better than to reveal any plot points, but she didn’t know that mechanical vs bio shooters is one of the most hotly debated questions in Spider-film lore. Sam Raimi’s decision to give Tobey Maguire built-ins was a matter of grave concern to comics scholars.

It is her first superhero film, to be fair. She’ll know better in the future. Here’s the video.

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    I’m looking forward to the hot debate over whether her movie character’s name is Gwendolyn or Gwyneth….

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