Sony wins. Raimi walks. And we all are left wondering the word “WHAT?” as we heard the news that Sony was re-booting the Spider-Man franchise for no reason but to milk the incredible cash cow known as the box office, once again. Spider-Man was great, Spider-Man 2 was potentially the second greatest super hero film of all time. Spider-Man 3 wasn’t too good, in fact I hated it. I had minimal excitement for Spider-Man 4 (Or Spider-M4n). However I still wanted to see what they did with it. Raimi has done a great job, and sadly he packed his bags as Sony won. He stuck it out for us and lost, as I pointed out a few days ago. Apparently, this was going on behind closed doors, and rumored that Sony had already been planning this. We thought the worst that could happen was that the 4th installment would be put out of it’s misery before it started filming. We never anticipated this. The Spider-Man franchise DOES NOT NEED TO BE RE-BOOTED! If this were 20 years down the road, that would make more sense. But 3 years after Spider-Man 3!? Bull.
This feels like treason and I’m literally angry as I write this. Sony just kind of said to Raimi “thanks but no thanks..We kind of got this.” In reality they said “We are going to re-boot your franchise against your will and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Accept, or walk”. It makes no sense whatsoever to re-boot this franchise. I don’t see how another origin story would work, it’s possible that 2 would work, but this just doesn’t add up. This is angering (that’s a word?) and I don’t like it one bit. Sony you just screwed yourselves. In all likely hood these will suck. Don’t you dare ruin Spidy 2 that was hands down the best one! So Sony, Raimi likely didn’t have any control over the third, we are now finding out, based off speculation. You controlled him, the freakin’ DIRECTOR of the series, again in the fourth. In a way, we can’t blame Raimi for walking away. You aborted his baby. I’m sad to see him walk, but after finding this out, who could balme the guy!? Tobey likely won’t return either, who will always be Spider-Man in my book. MJ can be replaced, but..this likely won’t turn out good. I don’t even care if I eat my words.
I’m not even close to being done venting, but I’ll calm down. But for now, if someone asks “what do you think about the re-boot?” I’ll say “No comment.”