This is actually a real spider, this is not a movie model. It's a new giant "White Lady" type huntsman recently discovered in Israel, scientific name, Cerbalus aravensis. It's probably the largest of it's type found so far. Unfortunately it's under immediate threat.
The goliath bird-eater is the heaviest spider known, with the largest weighing up to 180g. Their 12inch legspan made them the largest spider known until, in 2008, a giant huntsman spider was discovered in Laos. The goliath, Theraphosa blondi, is far more common however and is even kept as an exotic pet. It is known as bird-eater because, like other large spiders, it will sometimes prey on small birds as well as small mammals and lizards
Giant spider in Manchester? The #spider appears to be a variety of huntsman, possibly a Giant Huntsman Spider found in Laos. The Giant Huntsman Spider is considered to be the world's largest spider by leg span and can reach over 30 centimeters across. #WOW
A female Beregama aurea, Australia's largest Huntsman Spider. The world’s second largest species, the massive Golden Huntsman from tropical Queensland, weighs over 5.5 grams. An adult’s forelegs may stretch 15 cm, and they lay egg sacs the size of golf balls. They can also run 31 body lengths per second - the second fastest spider in the world!!
Real - With an average leg span of around 10 to 12 inches, Huntsman spiders are some of the largest of all arachnids. The Daily Star reports that Nora Serrat recently spent two weeks on vacation in the Cameroon rainforest, unknowingly returning home from the trip with a particularly frightening new piece of luggage. Most horrifying of all is that the giant spider was pregnant, carrying around a huge egg sac that contained 400 little spider babies. Yes, that is indeed an egg sac it's sitting…