But, do you remember when writers were hired to write Spider-man 5 and 6? Well, those films were going to serve as a reboot of the franchise after Spider-Man 4 was done. So, the whole time Sony was planning this reboot and with news that Raimi wasn’t able to meet the deadline, Sony scrapped the film all together.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly:
“This time around, the series will place Peter Parker in a more contemporary setting, as a teenager battling today’s issues. The decision to go with an origin story stemmed from Sony developing two Spidey projects simultaneously. According to studio insiders, Sony was working on both Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 and the new origin story from James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac. The original plan was to keep the Spider-Man gang together for one last film in 2011 before rebooting the series in 2012. When it became clear that Raimi would not be able to make the summer 2011 release date planned for Spider-Man 4, the studio opted to scrap Spider-Man 4 altogether, and focus solely on the series reboot.”
Wow, the whole time they were planning this. Sony is showing is devious side.
I actually kind of like the idea of Parker facing issues a teenager has facing today. But, that’s also one of the reasons why the first Spider-man film is still relevant to this day because people could relate to the character.
Doing the origin story over again is ridiculous. The first film did it so well that there is no reason to do it over. If it is done it should be done over the opening credits, like in “The Incredible Hulk”.
I still don’t see this reboot working. 1) All of Spidey’s best villains have been used up, and would have to go with a lame villain. You can’t begin the reboot with The Lizard or Venom. One of the reasons the Batman reboot worked is because we got to see villains we haven’t seen before, like The Scarecrow and Ra’s Al Ghul. 2) Raimi’s films worked(at least the first two) because he had a huge passion for the character. 3) Sony were the ones who ruined “Spider-Man 3”, and now they are in complete control.
But, I’ll give it a chance after I see some trailers, and images. Hopefully, they can get some great casting for the film. Though, NO ONE will ever replace JK Simmons as Jameson.
What are your thoughts on Sony’s new direction for the series?