A new official image from Spider-Man 3 is out and it’s damn revealing. That’s not a black and white image above, according to Sony – it’s Spidey in a black costume. And we all know what happens with Spider-Man’s black costume – that’s right, he has to wash it in a different machine than his whites, which really stresses Peter Parker’s limited budget. Also, it becomes Venom, one of his lamer archnemeses.

Click here to see the whole image in sheer hugeness, which is wonderful and evocative and somehow better at capturing the somber superhero vibe than any of Batman Begins’ emo posters.

Opinion time: I like the black costume from the comics. It’s sleek and cool looking, and doesn’t have the usual nonsense we expect from a superhero costime. I don’t know why Sam Raimi and friends have opted to ditch that awesome giant white spider on his chest and instead go with the regular Spidey costume – painted another color!