Monday, January 11, 2010

SONY TO REBOOT SPIDER-MAN


Finally some good news about the Spider-Man movies. Sony plans to reboot Spider-Man with a new director and cast. From the official press release:

Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.

The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.

My only concern is that Sony may go the Ultimate Spider-Man route and make Peter Parker too contemporary and ruin the character. Still, the franchise was in desperate need of a new director and cast. Spider-Man 4 is slated for 2012.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Does this mean that the news of John malchovich playing the vulture is out too. I hope so, I think the Vulture is a weak villain, although I like some of Malchovich's work.

K and S said...

I like Malkovich as well but with Raimi directing, he wouldn't have been a formidable villain. The worst part was apparently they were planning on adding The Vultress or something stupid like that. Well, that's according to the internet rumors anyway. Here's hoping Sony gets it right this time and new director and cast is a big step in the right direction.

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