The Amazing Spider-Man’s mechanical webshooters was made possible by Brian Michael Bendis


Many fans were happy to see mechanical webshooters in The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel. Before the movie came out, Sony wasn’t sure whether they wanted to continue Sam Raimi’s organic webshooters or follow the comic books by introducing mechanical webshoosters. Well, it turns out that comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man) was the deciding factor to implement the mechanical version.

“Yeah, I’ve gone in before,” Bendis told Yahoo. “They’ve asked me in to be the deciding vote on some stuff, which is an odd experience as well. [Before Amazing Spider-Man], they sat me down in Amy Pascal’s office with this big roomful of producers and writers and directors, and she looked at me and said ‘Organic webshooters or mechanical webshooters?’ I said ‘mechanical,’ and half the table said, ‘Goddamn it!’ They were mad because I was clearly the deciding vote, even though I didn’t know that. So when I see the mechanical webshooters, I feel a little happiness. I feel like I did something good in the world.”

Bendis was responsible for modernizing Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe and has written hundreds of issues for Marvel Comics.

Are you happy that they chose the mechanical webshooters over the organic version?

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