Unused trailer for 1st Spidey shows web-shooters that never were

One of the most controversial changes Sam Raimi made in his original Spider-Man trilogy was the decision to have Peter Parker develop the natural ability to shoot webbing—but apparently that may not always have been the case.

In the comics, Spider-Man builds a small device he wears on his wrists to sling webs, though Raimi changed the origin tale because he thought it wasn't believable enough for a high school student to develop something so complex.

It was more than 10 years ago now, but Raimi's organic web shooters had fanboys up in arms at the time—and it's a tweak that was most recently undone in the new Amazing Spider-Man reboot by director Marc Webb.

Now it seems Raimi may have been more open to the idea of classic comic-style web-shooters early in the film's development, at least according to a long-lost teaser trailer allegedly created to promote 2002's Spider-Man.

A clip has surfaced via Comic Book Movie, and the story goes that it was shown at an expo as a very early promo to generate buzz for the first film in the eventual franchise.

The interesting part? It includes a close-up of former Spidey Tobey Maguire, who is sporting a very interesting device on his wrist that was never seen in the final version of the film.

Check out the footage below:

What do you think? Is the footage legit? Do you like the look of Raimi's version of the web-shooters?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

Related Stories

How Captain America: Civil War might handle the Spider-Man webshooters debate Don Kaye

We've seen Spider-Man in the movies with organic webshooters and with mechanical ones. Which will he have in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Potential spoilers ahead!

New Ash vs Evil Dead trailer is a very funny, very bloody mess Krystal Clark

Ash J. Williams and his chainsaw arm are back. The unlikely hero is fighting demons and taking names in the latest trailer for Ash vs. Evil Dead