A Spider-Man Reboot? Good One Sony. Oh, You’re Serious?

spiderman-reboot.jpg

The world of entertainment was rocked yesterday when Sony announced that it was killing Spider-Man 4 and was instead now planning to “reboot” the series. What that means is that Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and the whole gang are out, and Sony is starting over from scratch.

Reportedly they want it to be a “gritty origin story,” because we don’t have enough of those these days, and Raimi says he wishes them nothing but the best for it. Allegedly differences between Raimi and Sony over the villain and general plot of the fourth film are what led to this whole debacle.

SEVEN YEARS. That’s how long it’s been since the original Spider-Man came out. It had an origin story, albeit not a particularly gritty one, but was a thoroughly excellent movie nonetheless. It’s one thing to reboot shitty 80s franchises, but a film series I remember like it was yesterday? What the hell are they thinking?

Money. That’s what they’re thinking. And I’ll be damned if this reboot isn’t going to make ass tons of cash, mainly due to the controversy we’ve just been discussing. It may not make as much as a fourth film would have, but it will be much easier to shoot, as Spider-Man’s origin story has been told already time and time again and they’ll find a director less prone to arguments than Raimi. Rumor has it they’re looking to 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb.

Fundamentally, I think this is a film that should never see the light of day. However, I can see the business sense in it for Sony I suppose. But no good movie was ever made simply because a studio wanted to make a ton of money. Actually wait, that’s not true at all. It sounded a lot better in my head. But I still maintain this is an abomination of the film industry.

So, who’s the new Peter Parker?


17 Comments

  1. Bert January 12, 2010
  2. JZ January 12, 2010
  3. Lorin January 12, 2010
  4. mausx3 January 12, 2010
  5. Christian January 12, 2010
  6. MacGyver1138 January 12, 2010
  7. Madison January 12, 2010
  8. Mike D January 12, 2010
  9. theButterFly January 12, 2010
  10. Chingo January 12, 2010
  11. Ellie January 12, 2010
  12. sammon1013 January 13, 2010
  13. xXburekXx January 13, 2010
  14. Pepe Veraz January 13, 2010
  15. Perx January 14, 2010
  16. Pepe Veraz January 14, 2010
  17. cystemic January 15, 2010

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Top 10 Alien Horror Movies of All-Time
The 10 Best Bigfoot Movies of All-Time
The Most Iconic Accessories To Appear on Film
Here’s How to Make That Lasagna From “Garfield”
Everything You Need to Know about the Sheh Rata Shrine
The Top 10 Educational Games and Platforms Online
5 of the Best Virtual Reality Multiplayer Games
The Top Five Characters from Borderlands 2
The World is Freaking Out About Netflix
The Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All-Time
Ranking Every Season of Arrow So Far
What is the Cast of Firefly Up to Today?
The History of and Story Behind the Wonder Woman Logo
Who is The Black Flash?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly from DC Comics
10 Fun Facts About “The Legend of Korra” Comic Book
Five Awesome Pieces of Marvel Themed Jewelry
10 Awesome Geek Themed Book Lights
10 Great Products for Any Legend of Zelda Fan
LEGO Reveals A TRON: Legacy Light Cycles Set
An Interesting Gallery of Undertale Cosplay
Famous Cosplayer Yota Nakiri Before And After She Started Cosplaying
Amazing D&D Cosplay Brings Kenku To Life
Five Video Games that Generate the Best Cosplay