This new Spider-Man movie will kick off a trilogy that is entirely set in high school. 19-year-old Tom Holland is much younger than both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire were when they took on the iconic role, so setting an entire trilogy in high school does make sense. This reboot will also discard the well-worn origin story, starting out with Peter established as Spidey, as he tries to balance school with his crime-fighting escapades.
Both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 weren't complete bombs at the box office, but they both underperformed and suffered from a spate of negative reviews, which lead to this new reboot, the third in nearly 15 years. What do you think about Andrew Garfield's comments? Do you think Tom Holland will make a better Spider-Man? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates.Read More
The Sony Hack pretty much threw Andrew Garfield under the bus, and there was never any doubt that he wasn't ever coming back to the The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Leaked emails claimed that he had upset Sony brass by snubbing an important business dinner. And they were looking to move forward without him as Peter Parker. What should have been discussed behind closed doors was thrown out for the world to see. And probably a little more than embarrassing for the former leading man of Sony's biggest movie series. But taking it in stride, it appears the actor has no hard feelings. Not when it comes to the new Spider-Man at least.
The Amazing Spider-Man and it's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were not well-received by fans or critics. But no one ever outright blamed star Andrew Garfield. He generally got good reviews for his performance as Peter Parker, and at the end of the day, he was the least of this franchise's many problems. He hasn't been treated especially well in the press since it was first hinted that Marvel and Sony were teaming up for a reboot. And now, for the first time since it was officially announced, Andrew Garfield has spoken out about being replaced by Tom Holland.Read More
In the wake of Marvel's Earth-shattering news that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Monday, a slew of new details surfaced yesterday, including several outlets reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will not return as Peter Parker. The Daily Beast has a new report which also confirms that the actor is not coming back, but they also reveal that he was actually in talks with Sony to return. According to the site's source, it "ultimately didn't make sense to keep" the 31-year-old actor on board.
The actor was well-liked as Peter Parker in both Amazing Spider-Man movies, but his performance was essentially one of the few things many critics praised about both of director Marc Webb's efforts. The new untitled Spider-Man movie will reportedly take Spider-Man back to high school at Midtown High, with Sony and Marvel planning to focusing more of the story here, showcasing his awkward relationships with other students, paired with his after-school crime-fighting escapades. Both Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man showcased Peter at Midtown High, but this new adventure will feature much more of the school.Read More
If the Sony hack has proved one thing, it's that the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is a mess and things are in shambles. Will Sony be able to get things back on the right track? More emails have leaked, and they indicate that Sony is planning a complete reboot for their iconic superhero, and that Andrew Garfield has already been fired.
A quick recap for anyone who has missed the ongoing saga behind this superhero series, things began when it was confirmed that Marvel was negotiating to use Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. It was then revealed that Sony wanted to bring Sam Raimi back into the fold. Talk of an all-new Spider-Man series was put on the table, with Marvel offering to foot a majority of the bill while Sony held onto the creative rights. Captain America: Civil War directors The Russo Brothers have offered to produce this new trilogy. But, Sony wanted Captain America: Civil War to set up their The Sinister Six spin-off. Also, the directors of The Lego Movie are developing an animated comedy, and an all-female spin-off is still being planned.Read More
Earlier this week, a rumor surfaced that a proposed deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios to share the Spider-Man movie rights is still on the table, after it was believed to be dead. If this co-production deal is finalized, Marvel and Sony will split production costs 60/40, with Sony still retaining distribution rights but allowing Marvel to use the character in their films, such as Captain America: Civil War. Today we have new details from Latino Review, who claim that if this moves forward, Marvel has no plans to bring back The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
Marvel wants to retain full creative control over any new Spider-Man movie, and the rumors of an Aunt May spin-off and a all-female Spider-Man spin-off were plans that Marvel already knew about and reportedly "severely disliked." Marvel reportedly doesn't want any part of the original Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi, or Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man movies, and they plan to completely ignore those five films. Instead of the well-worn origin story, Marvel's Spider-Man movies would reportedly begin with Peter Parker already living a dual life as a student and superhero. The focus will reportedly be on the difficulties of teenage life, with the romance aspect, a major part of the first five movies, being downgraded to a side story, not the primary focus.Read More