CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Four "Spider-Man" costumes have been stolen from the set of the film starring Tobey Maguire, and Columbia Pictures is offering a $25,000 reward for their safe return.
The identical costumes were taken from the Sony Pictures Studio lot. The Spider-Man costumes are one-piece molded suits printed with a computer-generated rectangular pattern that creates a quasi-3-D effect.
The skintight, blue-and-red costumes Maguire wears as the Marvel Comics superhero were discovered missing on Tuesday morning. Culver City police officers were investigating, Detective Travis Martin said.
The costumes were still missing Friday. Police didn't know how much each suit was worth.
Production of the movie won't be delayed, the studio said, because there are plenty of extra Spider-Man outfits. The movie is scheduled for release in May 2002.
"Spider-Man," which also stars Willem Dafoe as mad scientist Norman Osborne and Kirsten Dunst as Spider-Man's girlfriend, is being directed by Sam Raimi.
— Arizona Daily Sun