Official Press Release
For those watching closely over the past two episodes, the symbiote-induced black suit worn by "The Spectacular Spider-Man" has already undergone some evolutionary changes - and there are more coming in "Intervention," an all-new episode of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" premiering this Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on CW4Kids.
The black suit, the result of an alien symbiote attaching itself to Peter Parker/Spider-Man, first appeared in the episode entitled "Persona." For that episode, the suit fairly replicated Spider-Man's red/blue suit into a black version with its classic web pattern, along with a spider emblem on his back in black with a white outline.
In the next episode, "Group Therapy," the chest emblem increased in size and changed slightly in shape - much like the comics black spider shape. In addition, the emblem on his back had a slight change in shape and was now all-white, and the classic Spider-Man suit web pattern began coming apart with the webs starting to unravel. In "Intervention," the black suit has fully evolved into the comics version of the black Spider-Man costume.
Producer/Supervising Director Victor Cook explained the reason for the evolution of the black suit from episode to episode.
"The symbiote's control over Peter isn't sudden, it progresses - and we wanted to show that aspect visually as well by having the black suit progress from classic web pattern to non webs," Cook said. "As the web unravels, so does Peter's control. Also, it was fun to for us to homage both the movie and comics versions of the black Spidey suit."