Spiderman Movie Franchise Ruined? Spidey Reboot Trilogy On Its Way!Written by Ender on January 20, 2010 · Filed under TV/Movies
In case you weren’t aware, Sony announced last week that Spiderman was to get a reboot and that Tobey Maguire will not be return as Peter Parker and Sam Raimi won’t be jumping back into the director’s chair as the forthcoming Spiderman 4 movie had been cancelled.
I personally think this is a bad move as from what I’ve read, it was Sony who ruined Spider-Man 3 because they wanted to many villains in one film (in particular being so insistent about the inclusion of Venom taking centre stage), which reminded me of the amazingly talented Joel Schumacher and Batman & Robin…you know….that film with Freeze, Poison Ivy, Bane, Batman, Robin, and Batgirl??
Well, maybe Spider-Man 3 wasn’t as bad as that pure crap, but it goes to show the idiots who run Hollywood don’t know how to make a film, but they know who to destroy a franchise. Which could be the reason why rebooting things is all the hype in Hollywood at the minute. But the news has come to the surface with a bit more detail on the Spiderman reboot and I’m scared for Spidey. From what I’ve read, it sounds like it’s going to be High School Spider-ical.
A lowly budget of $80 million has been put aside for the new Spider-Man film which is really low for today’s blockbusters, and leads me to believe that the cast will be unknowns, which isn’t really a bad thing, as that can give a good feel to a film, but on the other hand this new ‘talent’ could be beyond appalling.
The storyline is apparently going to be following the Ultimate Spider-Man marvel comics and I’ve heard that they’re full of teenage problems similar to the early days of Smallville. Why? So we’re going to be seeing Peter Parker walking around his school hiding his powers, being a little girl and us not really caring for him? Hopefully I’m wrong and we’ll see him beating the crap out of some bad guy and saving the day? But from what I’ve read, that doesn’t sound likely.
The new Spider-Man reboot has a planned trilogy already (which is being rumoured to be directed by Marc Webb who recently did 500 Days Of Summer) and I fear that this will be aimed more at the High School Musical/Twilight audience rather than a deeper, darker Spider-Man that I’m sure we all want. Why couldn’t Sony have let Sam Raimi do what he wanted to do with Spider-Man 4 after the execs cocked up the last one, and then make a decision?
Only time will tell whether I’m made to eats my words and admit the reboot really worked. But I personally can’t see it, but I really hope I couldn’t be further from the mark.
What do you think to the cancellation of Spiderman 4? Is this news surprising? Are you annoyed that the idiots in Hollywood no longer know how to make a good film and only care about the money that lines their wallets? Let us know in the comments below.