Spiderm4n update: Andrew Garfield- some English chap- has been cast as Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4 (formerly code named Spiderm4n, but now Sony doesn’t want us to remember the first 3 films, so maybe it’s called SPIDER-MAN). Who is the new Spider-Man? Well, Andrew Garfield is a complete unknown, but Sony is saying to give him the benefit of the doubt. New director Marc Webb is rebooting the Spider-Man franchise that already made billions of dollars around the world (“WHY?” tm). Look for 3-D Spider-Man at IMAX on July 3, 2012.
The Spiderman reboot is supposed to put Peter Parker back as a teenager…of course Mr. Andrew Garfield is 27 years old, but that’s a minor detail. Suffice to say, many comic book fans have been unhappy with the way Sony and Marvel have handled Spider-Man 4, from the initial scripts to the director change to latest news about using a low budget actor.
My main beef is the reboot. It has become a Hollywood cliche to the extreme. I can understand re-imagining a movie that’s 30 years old, but to reboot the most highly successful super-hero franchise after such a small amount of time for a clean slate is intellectually and creatively dishonest. It’s a border line scam to retell Spider-Man’s origin again, especially since EVERYONE saw the Spider-Man movies.
ANYWAY, it is what it is. It’s kinda lame for me to criticize a movie that didn’t come out yet, but the behind the scenes mess that Sony made, in addition to changing the lead actor is too much to bear. I’ll probably like the movie, but I won’t be suckered into the movie theater. I’ll wait.