Spider-Man, the Marvel super hero, shares a lot in common with Superman and Batman. Even though they hail from completely different comic book publishers, DC and Marvel, their film history shares a common problem. Superman has had more adaptations than both comic book characters, but Man of Steel is considered by some to be the best.
Batman finally found his film footing with Tim Burton, but crashed under the weight of Joel Schumacher and bat nipples. Batman Begins and the Nolan Batman films saved the film adaptation of the character, as Cinema Blend reminds us.
Spider-Man, as comic book film adaptation, made his breakthrough with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 1 through 3. However, 3 received poor review, and the reboot crashed on its second outing. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said the new Spider-Man reboot will be like Batman Begins. Before we speculate what that might mean, as per a report by Comicbook, Feige explains.
“There are so many things that are integral to his character in the comics that haven’t been explored yet. That’s what’s most exciting. Batman was the same way, there were four Batman movies over however many years and then Batman Begins was able to do something unique, tap into a side that hadn’t been seen before in the movies. It is a similar thing. Of course the tone is completely different than Batman.”
Despite how close many fans feel Sam Raimi’s Spider-man came to being a live-action version of the comics, there are others like Kevin Feige, who feel something has been missing from both Spider-Man and the Amazing Spiderman films.
“When he puts that mask on in the comics, he has a non-stop wit that is almost as troublesome to the bad guys he is fighting as his webs and agility, and we feel we really haven’t seen that in the movies. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.”
The Inquisitr reports that we will once again see Peter Parker under Spider-man’s masks, but it will be lacking an origin story, which was part of both of the past two franchises. This does not seem to be something that many fans will miss, as it is pretty well established in filmgoers’ minds at this point.
However, it is surprising to some that another Spider-man was not chosen. With Miles Morales (Ultimate Spider-Man), Ben Reilly(Scarlet Spider), Miguel O’hara (Spider-man 2099), and the many Spider-Women, it is a surprise to many that Marvel is not going in a different directions.
Though, with Marvel back in control of many of its characters and the big Marvel Civil War film arc, it makes sense to keep Peter Parker.
The Spider-Man reboot hits theaters July 28, 2017.
Will you be going to see it?