While the "Spider-Man" film franchise has been dogged by controversies, Marvel comics has released a new costume for Spidey's female counterpart. The costume is set to debut in the "Spider-Man Unlimited" mobile game, which will be available for all the mobile platforms.
Kris Anka has designed the new suit for Spider-Woman, which features a pair of black leather leggings, red jacket and a pair of red and golden goggles. Till now Spider-Woman wore red spandex costume.
"As much as I'm a fan of spandex and it has its time and place, I felt Jess as a character could move away from that for a good long while," Spider-Woman editor Nick Lowe told USA Today.
The refreshed version of Spider-Woman will also be seen in her solo comic book series. The new costume is being considered more functional.
"As a woman myself who loves games and comics, I love to see that functional, cool stylish look. It's like a jacket I would want to wear daily. She's sexy but not in a spandex way — in a modern, unique way," said Tatiana Nahai, product manager for Gameloft, as per the website.
Meanwhile, there is major buzz in regard to the solo Spider-Woman movie. A few months back, reports had suggested that Gwen Stacey, who was killed in "Amazing Spider-Man 2" could make a return in a spin-off as Spider-Woman.
According to "Edge of Spider-Verse," second issue -- a five-part mini-series -- a spider bites Stacey instead of Peter Parker. She uses her power to gain a stand in the world as Spider-Woman, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Parker tries to experiment on himself and turns into a lizard. He later dies and Spider-Woman is blamed for his death.
Though there is no word on the spin-off yet, it will be interesting to see the whole new world of Spider-Woman if Sony plans to go ahead with it.