Are Sony making a big mistake by rebooting Spider-Man?

So it was announced last week that British/American actor Andrew Garfield would become the new Peter Parker in the Rebooted Spider-Man series.

Spider-Man 4 was due to be released May 6, 2011, with Sam Raimi set to direct as well as Maguire, Dunst and other cast members set to reprise their roles. Sony announced they were shelving the film after Raimi left due to trouble meeting the release date and keeping is creative integrity.

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus premiere - September 18, 2009 - Roy Thompson Hall
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus premiere – September 18, 2009 – Roy Thompson Hall – Image by: Courtney

Andrew Garfield, who directed (500) Days of Summer, is set to be the new director and the story will tell the story of Peter Parker developing his abilities in high school. While there has been speculation that the reboot will be based on the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books, but nothing has been confirmed.

It’s hard to imagine a rebooted series so close to the previous films, taking into account the Batman films there was an 8 year gap between Batman & Robin (1997) & Batman Begins (2005) but with those it was a big change from the 20th century to the 21st from the Nineties to the Naughties. And with the scheduled release for the new Spider-Man being July 3, 2012 it will only be a 5 Year gap, Pretty short in the scheme of things.

And on a side note of why I haven’t posted a blog in almost a month, I’ve simply been really busy at work and there’s days when I’ve had 15hr days going to London for work and back. Hopefully I’ll be back on writing more regularly again anyway.

Image by: Courtney

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