‘Spider-Man’ Producers: Peter Parker is the Only Spidey We’ll See in Movies

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the second film in the rebooted Spider-Man trilogy, hits theaters this week, and a third and supposedly last film starring Andrew Garfield as the webslinger is scheduled for 2016. The franchise is nowhere near done with Sony already planning Venom and Sinister Six spin-offs to flesh it out some more, yet audiences are already wondering who will be the next to don the Spidey costume.

Garfield, for what it’s worth, recently suggested passing the torch from Peter Parker to Miles Morales – the current iteration of Ultimate Spider-Man in the comics. The idea is definitely an interesting one since Morales, as a 13-year-old Black Hispanic kid, was met with much applause for making Spider-Man a racially diverse character.

But it seems from an interview with The Playlist that producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have other plans about where the franchise will go, and sadly it doesn’t involve passing the torch to anyone while they’re still in charge. When asked if another Spider-Man will take Peter Parker’s place, Arad answered:

No. The one thing you cannot do, when you have a phenomena that has stood the test of time, you have to be true to the real character inside – who is Peter Parker? What are the biggest effects on his life? Then you can draw in time, and you can consider today’s world in many ways. But to have multiple ones… I don’t know if you remember, but Marvel tried it. And it was almost the end of Spider-Man.

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While the original Spider-Man trilogy had its own share of problems, and the new trilogy has attempted to better them, those issues began and ended with the story itself. A new trilogy with a new Spider-Man would have the benefit of starting over, without simply rebooting the franchise yet again somewhere down the line. In other words, there is only so many times you can watch the same premise.

Arad is right, however, that being true to a character is very important. This is why telling Peter Parker’s story is more important than him simply being Spider-Man, and why the story of another Spider-Man, whether it be Miles Morales, Ben Reilly (clone Spider-Man) or Miguel O’Hara, could be just as important. After all, Spider-Man is not just a superhero, he’s also a ‘man’ underneath the costume.

What do you think Screen Rant readers? Should Peter Parker be the end to Spider-Man or would you want to see another character wear the suit?


MORE: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spoilers Discussion


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016.

Source: The Playlist

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  1. I think bringing in Miles is not necessary. Miles exists in the Ultimates universe and not in the “real” marvel universe so its not some necessary change to have him be Spider-Man on the big screen. Peter Parker is alive and well and there is no need to kill him off to make it interesting. Peter as a character has so many great stories and character arcs that you can make 10 movies and still have material. I mean i think most fans enjoyed the Superior Spiderman arc which shows that Peter Parker as a character and hero still has legs and is central to the Marvel universe. And for those who think it matters I am black and I prefer Peter Parker to Miles Morales any day (we don’t need any more moody teenagers!}. One thing I would hate is to reboot him again. Please no more high school/ college Peter. Let him grow up so we can see the really interesting stories with him in full control and mastery of who he is and what he is capable of.

  2. I agree with you that they have to let Peter grow up. That is the problem with so many super hero movies. they just start the same old story just revamped and told in a different way.

    What I think might be a good move is to go with the Ultimate Spiderman cartoon. Have him start becoming a leader of a group of young super hero’s and work his way into the Avengers. That is if Sony and Disney can work it out. It would be so cool to have Spiderman, Thor, THe Hulk, Captain America and Iron man in the same film. Hey Disney bought Star Wars for 4.1 billion. Why not do the same for Spiderman.

  3. Just wondering. How long has “Miles morals” been in the Marvel universe, i mean hes practically not. hes in the ULTIMATE Marvel universe.
    To be honest I very little info on Miles. i however adore peter parker, he has tons of qualities, i don’t see why marvel keeps using the same material, i love the movies, but, Peter seriously needs to be faced by more of the problems he faced in the comics.
    Anyways, I hope miles isn’t introduced in a movie or show. I personally wish Ultimate spider-man comic books would start again. I love Ultimate spider-man. I loved the game, it was AMAZING. I wish activision would release Ultimate spider man 2 and portray peters story more in depth and relate more into the comics ( Even though they did phenomanal comparing the comics and the game, but a sequal would sell great. PLUS the release of the Xbox 1 and PS4 would be greatly infulenced) But yeah, keep peter but make an Ultimate series. ( MOVIES )

  4. Plus a 13 year old hero seems rather stupid. I’m just saying. But i like that marvel wants spidey to be racially equal but seriously making him African American? (NOT BEING RACIST)nothing wrong with that… but seriously Peter parker for life. i cant explain it- hes just awesome.