Like Marvel, Sony Intend To Reboot Spider-Man

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Like Marvel did with the awful, horrendous “Brand New Day,” it looks like Sony is planning on starting over with their uber-successful comicbook movie franchise, Spider-Man.

The news is this: Sam Raimi, the director of the first three installments (which ranged from excellent to orgasmic to awful) is no longer apart of the fourth movie. And Tobey Maguire, the star and Peter Parker himself, is out along with him (no mention of Kirsten Dunst departing as well, although that’d be one change I’d welcome fullheartedly).

What’s worse? Similar to “Brand New Day,” Spider-Man 4 brings Spidey back to high school.

For the whole article, check this out (my link thing is being screwy):

 http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/01/11/sam-raimi-tobey-maguire-out-of-spider-man-4-sony-confirms/

For more of my thoughts, click on

While Sam Raimi has been lambasted, and rightfully so, for Spider-Man 3, he was a godsend for the first two movies (even if they don’t hold up as awesomely  in multiple viewings), and I don’t like letting him go if the franchise is to continue. Of course, it depends on who they find to replace him.

Tobey Maguire I like a lot, and think he works, but I’m sure they can find someone even better, but I’m just ambivalent about starting over from scratch. Thoughts?

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7 Responses to “Like Marvel, Sony Intend To Reboot Spider-Man”

  1. Gokitalo Says:

    I think they should wait at least a few more years. I mean, say what you will about Spidey 3, people still hold Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 in pretty high regard, right? Besides, they only came out a few years ago; 2002 and 2004 weren’t exactly long ago.

    Part of me was actually kind of warming up to the idea of Raimi, Maguire et al. doing a Spider-Man 4. They even had John Malkovich cast as the Vulture!

  2. News ‘n bits, Jan. 12, 2010 « Eat More Comics Says:

    […] Eat More Comics Comic books, movies, TV, sports… everything awesome, really « Like Marvel, Sony Intend To Reboot Spider-Man […]

  3. Gokitalo Says:

    Comic creators weigh in:
    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/the-q-spiderman-movie-100213.html

  4. davidry214 Says:

    I too heard about Malkovich agreeing to come on board, and I thought Spidey 4 could be an excellent opportunity for Raimi, et all, to make up for the third movie.

    Instead, they seem to be opting for teen drama bullshit. Maybe that’s unfair, and maybe I’ll end up being proven wrong be how good the reboot is. But at the moment, I just hope it never gets made, because it sounds like an awful idea.

    Aren’t they planning a similar idea for the X-Men? I remember hearing that they’re going to do a couple more Origins movies, then do X-Men: First Class, with the team as teenagers. That seems like an even more puzzling choice, because you’d think that means they’ll lose Wolverine, who is at the heart of the franchise’s popularity.

  5. spiffyithaca Says:

    I think they figure they can keep doing Wolverine solo movies (the first movie made bank and launched Deadpool and perhaps Gambit), and hopefully start a new franchise in itself with First Class, but it is a gamble. It is weird though. Both X-Men and Spider-Man were incredible in their first two outings, but all it took was one movie for each to basically force two separate studios to want to reboot everything. Jesus, they fucked that up.

    In the X-Men’s case, it’s because they killed everybody (Cyke, Jean, Xavier, although we know Xavier’s not entirely dead). In Spidey’s, it was just awful, and Raimi/Maguire didn’t want to stick around afterwards.

    I hope Marvel Studios/Disney find a way to get these characters back (there is a lawsuit going), and can bring them back under their wing.

  6. davidry214 Says:

    I have no doubt that Wolverine can continue to support his own solo movies. At least so long as Hugh Jackman continues on; I remember him saying after X-Men 3 that he had grown tired of the character, but that obviously changed enough for him to do Origins. What I do doubt is whether the rest of the X-Men can prosper in the movies without him. For comic fans, the First Class idea has some promise, but I think to most people, Wolverine is synonymous with the X-Men; lose him, and I think you lose a lot of viewers.

    Really, I think the ship may have sailed for Spidey and X-Men movie, though I’m sure they’ll try to squeeze a couple more out before killing those movies franchises entirely.

  7. spiffyithaca Says:

    I’m just pumped for the Magneto movie.

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