MTV caught up with Marc Webb, director of the Amazing Spider-Man movies to get his thoughts on the Marvel reboot.
Webb says above that he is really psyched for Spider-Man to return to Marvel and that it’s super exciting, but at the same time kind of sad because he has to surrender the character to someone else.
Marc Webb also said he’s curious to see how the new Spider-Man evolves and can’t wait for it to come out.
Regarding what-could-have-been, Webb offers it would have been fun to play out the character of The Gentleman who was going to be responsible for getting the Sinister Six together, and he would have liked to use Venom.
Check out more in the video above.
The leaked e-mails and documents as a result of the recent Sony hack are now online.
The WikiLeaks site has a search engine which allows users to input keywords, with “Spider-Man” returning more than 1000 results (inputting “Marvel” yields a similar number).
Leaked e-mails also reveal communications between Pascal and Disney billionaire and Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter.
E-mails reveal that Pascal and Perlmutter had a friendly relationship as e-mails are regularly sent back and forth between the two ranging from Pascal congratulating Marvel for a movie’s success, to Perlmutter and Pascal talking about Kevin Feige, to Perlmutter offering Pascal a Happy Jewish New Year and a happy birthday.
Further e-mails reveal some sort of problem with Drew Goodard as litigation is cited. E-mails from Head Of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb state something about litigation, Drew Goddard, Sony and Netflix – with Perlmutter replying to Pascal they should be “very concerned,” which was dated April 15, 2014. Subsequent e-mails read Marvel worked everything out, with Pascal excited for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Goddard writing Sinister Six. Perlmutter regularly replies Marvel and Disney will help in any way and often calls Spider-Man, Marvel’s “baby.”
An e-mail sent from the CEO of Sony, Michael Lynton, reads he thought putting Spider-Man in Captain America 3 served no benefit to Marvel: “Putting Spider-Man in Captain America 3 with Chris Evans and with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man doesn’t provide much benefit to Marvel, but it definitely provides a significant amount of benefit to Sony and to Spider-Man.”
An e-mail offers a tidbit about Sinister Six in that Spider-Man is set to appear. Andrew Garfield had questions about his pay as he wondered if it would be the equivalent of an “Amazing Spider-Man 3,” as well as if it would fulfill his three movie contract obligation. Sony’s Doug Belgrad told Garfield’s reps Sinister Six was a “standalone” with Spider-Man only set to “appear.” In addition, a Sony e-mail reads they are not paying Garfield “the same money.”
Another e-mail from Perlmutter to Lynton reads Perlmutter apparently is against solo female movies and cites Electra, Catwoman and Supergirl as being “disasters.”
An e-mail from an executive at Marvel, John Turitzin, concerns Fox’s Deadpool movie as an article at Variety is cited to state Kevin Feige is producing. Turitzin’s e-mail to Bob Cohen of Fox Studios tells Fox that isn’t the case and to correct their information. The e-mail says Marvel doesn’t want people to think there is a chance of a Marvel / Fox crossover with the “falsehood” of Feige being involved on Deadpool (dated October 2014).
Regarding Spider-Man returning to Marvel, e-mails from Lynton to Perlmutter feature a list of articles on various sites, dated October 2014, about the character’s return. Perlmutter states some of the mainstream press is asking about Spider-Man returning to Marvel – with Perlmutter questioning “how can this be?” – and states it could be a problem. Lynton responds it has been brought to his attention, but he has no idea where it’s coming from, and that it can be ignored.
Other leaked Spider-Man documents include information on the Amazing Spider-Man films media budget, TV spots, Amazing Spider-Man 2 Superbowl trailer, marketing strategy (where a memo mentions they think AS2 will do better than the first), and lots more.
Bear in mind the e-mails were date 2014, so obviously things could have changed regarding some of the contents and subjects (and obviously have such as Spider-Man now a part of Marvel).
Last night saw the news of Spider-Man being a part of the Marvel movie universe with the news Spidey set to appear first in a Marvel Studios movie followed by a Sony solo film.
The news also made mention that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige would be onboard the new Spider-Man as a producer.
Now details regarding the Sony and Marvel deal have apparently come to light as Variety offers the following details:
It’s actually said to be a “free” deal as Marvel Studios won’t have to pay Sony for the use of Spider-Man in Captain America 3, an Avengers movie or any other film.
It’s also reported Marvel won’t be receiving a cut of the box office from Sony’s Spider-Man movies, and also that Sony will not be getting anything for the Marvel movies.
It is said Marvel may benefit from the Sony Spider-Man films if the new Spider-Man movies hit certain box office milestones, with that deal being likened to more of a producer structure.
How the deal benefits both sides is that Spider-Man gives both Sony and Marvel a way to generate more exposure for their properties as Spider-Man is one of the biggest household superhero names.
The report also states that Spider-Man will be recast, and they are looking for a younger actor to play the role as Spider-Man will have his roots set in high school.
It’s further said that Kevin Feige will not be involved with the planned Spider-Man spinoffs, Sinister Six, Venom, and the female-centric Spider-Man spinoff, which are still on the table.
Captain America: Civil War has a May 6, 2016 release; the new Spider-Man movie is set for July 28, 2017.
The big question on everybody’s mind is whether or not Andrew Garfield will return as the Amazing Spider-Man.
The official press release made no mention of Andrew Garfield and did state: “the new Spider-Man.”
In addition, no mention was made of director Marc Webb or producer Avi Arad.
Now a reporter for The Wrap is stating Andrew Garfield is out and a new actor will be cast as Spider-Man.
“CONFIRMED: Andrew Garfield is NO LONGER Spider-Man,” Linda Ge tweeted. “Someone new will be cast. First appearance in MCU, then solo film.”
Likewise, a journalist for the Wall Street Journal also says Andrew Garfield will not be Spider-Man and adds Sinister Six will not be coming out next year.
“Andrew Garfield will not be in any more Spider-Man movies. Time to cast a new web-slinger!” Ben Fritz tweeted. “Sony will NOT release Sinister Six in Nov 2016, source says. Sony delaying, rethinking, but still developing in light of new deal.”
Marvel and Sony have given the new Spider-Man movie a July 28, 2017 release date.
It’s official! Spider-Man is back at Marvel.
After months of rumors, Marvel.com has announced Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige will produce the next Spider-Man movie with Amy Pascal, who recently stepped down as Sony Pictures co-chairman to be a part of a new Sony production venture.
Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel Studios film (thought to be Captain America: Civil War, though Avengers 2 is a possibility) before getting a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017 (Update: new release date is July 7, 2017).
Here is the official information:
Marvel’s Kevin Feige to Produce Next Installment of the Spider-Man Franchise with Amy Pascal
(Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.
Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.
Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”
“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”
“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”
Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.
Yesterday saw news that Amy Pascal had stepped down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures with it said Pascal was going on to be a part of a new production venture and producer on future Amazing Spider-Man movies.
Now in Variety‘s own report about Pascal’s departure, it’s mentioned the biggest decision for Pascal is how to handle the Spider-Man franchise, which did less than what was hoped as Sony thinks Spider-Man should be a billion dollar movie franchise.
While the report appears to just provide speculation as no sources are cited, it does note the plan to go forward with Sinister Six as a way to expand the Spider-Man franchise may need to be re-examined, as when Pascal was head of Sony movies, she was pursuing that path.
It’s stated in the article the new Sony regime may decide to return to the negotiation table with Marvel over Spider-Man’s rights.
Yesterday’s report did see mention by Pascal that the next two years of plans were already slated, so whatever could become of Spider-Man may already be set.
It’s also possible a deal with Marvel could already have gone through, and we are just waiting on the big announcement (Comic-Con?).
Amy Pascal has stepped down from being co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of the Motion Picture Group.
She’s leaving to be a part of a new Sony production venture, which will see Pascal produce new movies.
THR reports part of the deal is for Pascal to be onboard as producer on the new all-female Ghostbusters film as well as future Amazing Spider-Man movies. It’s also reported Matt Tolmach will serve as a Spider-Man producer after having left his position as Columbia Pictures president.
Regarding whether Spider-Man has returned to Marvel is unknown, but the the officially released press details are rather interesting.
Pascal released a statement which reads in part plans are set for the next two years, which more than likely includes plans for Spider-Man (note: bold below my own).
“I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home,” Pascal said in a statement. “I have always wanted to be a producer. [Sony Entertainment CEO] Michael [Lynton] and I have been talking about this transition for quite some time, and I am grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to pursue my long-held dream and for providing unparalleled support. As the slate for the next two years has come together, it felt like the right time to transition into this new role. I am so grateful to my team, some of whom I have worked with for the last 20 years and others who have joined more recently. I am leaving the studio in great hands. I am so proud of what we have all done together and I look forward to a whole lot more.”
It’s further reported that Sony “will finance Pascal’s venture and retain all distribution rights worldwide to the films.”
Previously leaked e-mails that revealed Sony and Marvel were in talks for Spider-Man mentioned Marvel wanted the creative rights with Sony keeping distribution rights.
However, what is unclear is whether Spider-Man is technically staying at Sony (with Pascal just on as producer), or if Spider-Man is moving to the new production wing under Pascal (and possibly Marvel).
The news of Amy Pascal coming onboard as producer follows reports that Sony was holding a Spider-Man summit in January. Leaked e-mails revealed that Pascal was undecided about Spider-Man returning to Marvel, with reports also stating Marvel wanted a new Spider-Man actor while Pascal wanted to keep Andrew Garfield.
It probably should be noted both Marvel and Sony recently denied rumors of Spider-Man returning to Marvel.
Sinister Six is supposed to be released next year, so more than likely announcements should be coming soon.
Sony has finally commented on the rumors of Spider-Man returning to Marvel.
Earlier, a report surfaced online, which was filled with wild speculation and guess work, stated Spider-Man would be featured in The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.
Now Sony is stating it’s an “old rumor” with “no validity whatsoever.”
Following the rumor that was posted earlier today, CBR reached out to Sony who told them the rumor isn’t true.
“A Sony Pictures representative dismissed the report, calling it an ‘old rumor’ with ‘no validity whatsoever,'” CBR reports.
They also state they reached out to Marvel Studios, but haven’t received a reply.
Spider-Man returning to Marvel surfaced with leaked e-mails as a result of a hack attack by North Korea.
The e-mails read that Sony and Marvel had been in talks for Spider-Man to return, but nothing has been confirmed.
Of course, it’s still possible that Spider-Man could return to Marvel, but this is the first time Sony has publicly dismissed the notion.
Furthermore, some leaked e-mails did reveal that Sony executives wanted to keep Spider-Man and not work with Marvel.
A new report has hit the net stating, again, that Spider-Man and Marvel are a done deal.
The latest comes from Latino Review who speculates at length about the future of the Marvel Studios movies.
Among their guess work is a tidbit that Spider-Man will be in Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1.
Their report may contain a few spoilers, but it’s nothing you haven’t read on any of the fan message boards or heard before.
It’s also again stated that Andrew Garfield is out, and Marvel will be recasting Spider-Man.
Spider-Man first returning to Marvel became known through leaked Sony executive e-mails as a result of a hack by North Korea.
The hacked e-mails revealed that Marvel and Sony have been in talks for Spider-Man to possibly be featured in Captain America: Civil War. It was revealed Marvel wanted a new actor as Spider-Man in addition to a new costume. Sony would still retain certain rights and would be able to create standalone Spider-Man movies of their own. Further e-mails revealed that if Spider-Man did go back to Marvel, Sony would fast-track a new Spider-Man movie following Captain America 3.
It was also reported that Sony was holding a Spider-Man Summit this month to finalize the details.
Neither Sony nor Marvel have commented on Spider-Man as of yet.
Tomorrow’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man #12 sees a character return to the Marvel Universe who has been gone a pretty long time.
The spoiler image has landed online early.
Check it out below.
Cover Artist: Olivier Coipel
THE FIRST HUGE BATTLE! Wait, if the first fights were just skirmishes, this can’t mean anything good for the Spiders. Miles Morales shows his stuff! Silk finds something valuable on her run! Meet the most surprising Spider-Character yet!
Update: We’ve removed the image per Dan Slott in the comments below.
Following leaked e-mails revealing that Spider-Man may be going back to Marvel Studios, a casting call has now gone out for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”
The casting call may actually lend credence to Spider-Man going back to Marvel as Sony previously didn’t have plans for a third Spider-Man movie before the Marvel talks.
Leaked e-mails revealed that if Spider-Man did go back to Marvel, Sony would want to fast-track another Spider-Man movie in order to follow Spider-Man’s appearance in Captain America 3.
The e-mails revealed that Marvel Studios wants Spider-Man for Captain America 3 as well as creative control, with Sony still holding distribution rights and the ability to make standalone Spider-Man movies.
The casting call does mention that “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” stars Andrew Garfield; however, that may not be much to go on as a separate casting call listed for Independence Day 2 has Will Smith as “rumored,” but Smith has been confirmed not to be returning.
The leaked e-mails did reveal Marvel wants a new actor in the role of Spider-Man, but internal communications between Sony execs did state Sony still wants Garfield.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 3” casting call also lists the city of Atlanta, Georgia, as the shooting location, which is where Pinewood Studios is located and where Marvel filmed the Ant-Man movie.
The information comes from Bill Beckman Casting, with the company described as: “Bill Beckman Casting has been casting for all major studios and production houses, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Warner Bros and Paramount…”
It has also been said Sony is holding a Spider-Man “Summit” this month to determine the character’s future with the company and possibly working with Marvel.
As a result of the hacks that saw numerous e-mails leaked from the co-head of Sony Pictures, it has become known that Sony and Marvel Studios are in talks to share the film rights to Spider-Man.
The leaks revealed that Marvel Studios would hold the creative rights, while Sony would retain marketing and distribution and be able to develop standalone Spider-Man movies set within the MCU.
The e-mails revealed further details that Marvel would want a new actor cast in the role with a new costume; that Spider-Man would appear in Captain America: Civil War; that Sony would want a new Spider-Man movie following Cap 3, and that the Russo Bros. and possibly Sam Raimi would be involved in a new Spider-Man franchise.
It’s been said Sony is holding a “Spidey Summit” next month to finalize the details.
With the news of Spider-Man possibly returning to Marvel, fans have been outspoken about their thoughts and feelings.
With mention that Marvel would want to replace Andrew Garfield, fans immediately started a petition to keep Garfield as the Amazing Spider-Man, which has generated over 22,000 digital signatures.
Now the Spider-Man fan site, Seven Web Heads, has put together the following video, which is a message from Spider-Man fans to both Marvel and Sony showcasing various fans thoughts on how it should be done.
Check it out:
The President Of Marvel Entertainment, Alan Fine, managed to read the script for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and sent off an e-mail regarding this thoughts to Tom Cohen, Marvel Studios VP of Production, and producer on Amazing Spider-Man.
Now due to the Sony leaks, the e-mail dated September 17, 2012, has been made available online.
We see that Fine wasn’t big on the script for Amazing Spider-Man 2 as he describes the movie as “too dark” and “way too depressing.”
In addition, Fine has issues with the Amazing Spider-Man films being a total reboot as he mentions, “I think it is, potentially, very dangerous to undermine the significant events of the first Spider-Man trilogy.”
Fine then goes on to compare the two franchises offering up a critique and says, “The new trilogy is, in essence, a prequel to the original trilogy. However, many events of this draft attempt to tell a completely different story.”
Fine finishes the e-mail with mention the Amazing Spider-Man 2 is “way too long” and adds, “3 villains? Give me a break.”
If legit (could be a big if), the user claims a meeting was recently held between Sony and Marvel that lasted about 40 minutes. The meeting is said to have gone over the “final kinks” of the deal they have been working on to “incorporate Spider-Man into the MCU.”
It’s said the meeting was short because the deal for Spider-Man is already in place, and they were “simply tending to other commodities.”
If the deal is in place, Marvel can now use Spider-Man possibly as a post-credit scene for The Avengers 2 and a cameo in Captain America 3.
According to the rumor, the deal is expected to be officially announced after next month’s “Spidey Summit,” and the “heavy favorite” to play Spider-Man is Logan Lerman.
Logan Lerman, known for the Percy Jackson movies and most recently Fury, was said to be up for the role of Spider-Man prior to Andrew Garfield, where the actor previously stated: “There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into. It’s [Spider-man] one of my favorite characters ever and I’m a huge fan of the series. I’d love to have more conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it.”
Now a batch of rumors has hit the net from a reddit user.
According to the user, who is new to reddit, Sony Japan has stepped in (which was already rumored) and negotiated a deal with Marvel. It’s said the final deal will be put into place during the upcoming Sony Spider-Man summit in January.
It’s said (again, already previously mentioned) that Marvel will hold creative control over Spider-Man, with Sony owning the distribution rights, a share in profits and merchandising, etc.
The rumor goes on to mention following a Spider-Man cameo in Captain America 3, that Sony plans a new Spider-Man movie for 2017 (leaked e-mails stated 2017). It’s again said Marvel plans on skipping the origin story for the first film and will jump into Spider-man already being a hero for a few years with Peter Parker possibly being in college or just afterwards.
It’s said Marvel has already begun development on the script and is currently looking for directors, with Sylvain White (Person of Interest, Hawaii 5-0, Losers) mentioned as a possibility.
It’s again stated Marvel will not be bringing Andrew Garfield back as Spider-Man, but it is said Marvel has talked with Garfield as they have interest in bringing him on board in a different role for future Marvel Studios films.
A rumored list of actors said to be wanted by Marvel for the new Spider-Man includes: Anton Yelchin, Dylan O’Brien, Freddie Highmore, Thomas Mann, Logan Lerman, Michael Angarano, Douglas Booth, Nat Wolff, and Skandar Keynes.
Rumored villains for the first Spider-Man reboot movie said to be under consideration are Mysterio and/or Shocker, with it also possible Vincent D’Onofrio could reprise as the Kingpin from the Netflix Daredevil series. It’s noted that Marvel doesn’t want to go the route of the previous Spider-Man movies with too many villains, so possibly just one villain will be featured.
Recent Sony hack attacks have revealed details regarding Spider-Man possibly joining the Marvel Studios universe as talks are (or were) underway for Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War.
According to leaked e-mails, Marvel wants a new Spider-Man (meaning Andrew Garfield is out) and a new costume.
Now a new rumor has hit the net from the website Screen Gonzo which states Marvel doesn’t want producer Avi Arad involved with their Spider-Man.
Avi Arad is actually the founder of Marvel Studios who eventually resigned from Marvel in 2006 to start his own production company.
Arad produced the first Iron Man and the Hulk movies for Marvel, X-Men and Fantastic Four movies at Fox, and the Spider-Man movies for Sony.
According to the rumor, a meeting is to take place in January (leaked e-mails revealed an upcoming Sony Spider-Man summit) between Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Kevin Feige about Spider-Man.
The report says Marvel would include a Spider-Man post-credit scene in Captain America: Civil War, and the Russo Bros. would go on to write and direct a new Spider-Man trilogy.
It’s further said Kevin Feige is happy with the direction talks have been going with Sony, but Feige is adamant about now having Arad involved, and Marvel is backing him on this. It’s stated there is contention regarding Sony and Marvel over Arad as Amy Pascal and other executives feel Arad has been an integral part of Spider-Man (my note: which is probably why Feige wants him gone).
Interestingly enough, comments recently made by a composer on the first Amazing Spider-Man, blamed the movies producers (i.e. Arad) for the movies being so bad with mention the producers didn’t even want director Marc Webb’s input.
As a result of recent hacks targeted at Sony, e-mails and information related to their Spider-Man plans have leaked online.
First it became known that Marvel has been in talks to get Spider-Man to be featured in Captain America 3, which was followed by news of Sam Raimi and the Russo Bros. being in contact with Sony about Spider-Man, as well as Marvel’s plans for a new actor.
Now the latest is regarding Jeff Robinov’s ideas for a Spider-Man reboot. Robinov is the former head of WB movies, who is now with Sony. Robinov was in charge when Nolan directed Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, had sent Robinov an e-mail stating she doesn’t know what to do and may have to partner with Marvel.
Robinov says that they should definitely make more Spider-Man movies and compares the franchise to James Bond.
To argue that there’s plenty of other superhero movies with levity in the marketplace, so why make more Spider-Man movies, would be akin to saying there’s no room for James Bond films because of all the espionage films and franchises that have come out over the years. There will always be room for this beloved, iconic hero.
Robinov continues with an idea for potential movies ideas, with it noted under the headline: “Rebooting Spider-Man” where first mentioned is a list of directors that could possibly direct:
Brad Bird, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Frozen), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Don Hall & Chris Williams (Big Hero 6), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie), Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Edgar Wright, and David Yates, of Harry Potter franchise
Next comes Robinov’s first idea for Spider-Man, which is to adapt the Kraven The Last Hunt story:
I might suggest looking at what is widely thought to be the most beloved Spider-Man storyline of all time – “Kraven’s Last Hunt” – which ran across Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, and Web of Spider-Man #31-32. (In fact, Comic Book Resources polled their readers in 2012, and this storyline was voted as the single greatest Spider-Man storyline of all time.)
In it, Kraven the Hunter tracks down Spider-Man, shoots him repeatedly, and leaves him for dead, buried underground. He then dons a Spider-Man costume and savagely starts attacking criminals.
What makes this story resonate with fans is that it proves it takes more than just the costume to become “Spider-Man.” No matter what he’s wearing, or what predicament he’s facing, Peter Parker is sensitive, passionate, and connected to those he’s interacting with in a very powerful way. It’s not Peter’s powers that make him special – Kraven, and every other superhuman in the Marvel Universe, all have powers. Peter is special because of his values, because of what drives him, because of the lessons he’s learned from Uncle Ben’s death, and because of his love for Mary Jane. I’ve pasted a few pivotal pages from this book so you can see just how intense this storyline is.
We also get to see how Mary Jane deals with Peter’s disappearance, and how she would react if Peter ever died in action.
Robinov also has an idea to go with a Spider-Man who is an adult:
Another side of Spider-Man that might be interesting to explore in a reboot is seeing him as an adult. Spidey hasn’t remained a teenager over the 52 years he’s been around. He’s moved in with his girlfriend, gotten married, and in some storylines, even became a science teacher at a high school.
It might feel fresh to see Peter Parker juggling with adult issues. He’s done so in the comics for decades, and kids still found this fun to read.
Per the rumors, Marvel plans on skipping the origin story and going with more of a teenage-angst approach to Spider-Man.
We could then see this actor in a new standalone Spider-Man movie as early as 2017.
With that said, here are five possible actors that Marvel could use to become the new Spider-Man (in no particular order).
1. Dylan O’Brien: Recently starred in Maze Runner, and is also known for Teen Wolf. The 23-year-old actor also stated he would like to play Spider-Man: “…kinda nerdy dude in high school, then he gets to be a superhero running around new york city, doing spider webs and stuff… that’s basically my entire dream as a human being.. i like wanna be Peter Parker.” Seems we are not the only who thinks O’Brien could play Spidey:
2. Logan Lerman: Recently starred in Fury and is known for the Percy Jackson movies. Lerman is 22-years-old and was previously stated to be up for the role of Spider-Man prior to Andrew Garfield: “There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into. It’s [Spider-man] one of my favorite characters ever and I’m a huge fan of the series. I’d love to have more conversations about it. I’m definitely very interested in it.”
3. Asa Butterfield: Recently starred in Ender’s Game and Hugo and is known for the Merlin TV series. The up-and-coming 17-year-old actor could be a good choice to play a young Peter Parker. Butterfield is currently rumored for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
4. Devon Werkheiser: Known for the Nickelodeon Ned Declassified TV series and was recently featured in Franklin & Bash. The 23-year-old actor does look the part. Look for more from Devon in Bethlehem and Sundown.
5. Zac Efron; Guess who was recently rumored for a new Marvel character and franchise? Guess who was rumored when rumors of Spider-Man returning to Marvel began to surface? Yep. Zac Efron. 27-year-old Zac Efron is known for Disney shows and movies and recently starred in Neighbors. Efron stated would also love to play Spider-Man: “Are you kidding? It would be a dream come true,” he said. “I think it would be an honor. I would tear it up.”
Let us know your favorite picks for Marvel’s Spider-Man in the comments below.