Hello Marvel Movie fans! (I'm going to avoid using the term "Marvelites").
With Iron Man 2 kicking off this summer, Thor officially in full production and Captain America secretly in the workings behind the scenes for a summer start, it's too bad Sony Pictures' Spider-Man franchise couldn't get anything going to have their next film out by next summer.
With all of the Marvel movie news headlines breaking daily, there are tons of little news tidbits that don't make headlines that eager fans may be interested in. Don't fret, that's why Screen Rant is here.
Today, we'll touch on what potential Spider-Man reboot helmer Marc Webb is interested in from the Spidey comics, a potential Peter Parker candidate that will please some but make others go crazy, and we'll look at why the Spider-Man 4 script may have ended the project.
At the Golden Globes red carpet last night, Director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) indicated that he was a fan of the Ultimate Spider-Man Comics, a highly speculated source for the Spider-Man reboot.
In his responses about his involvement and an announcement soon, he kept the atmosphere light and played it coy.
The New Peter Parker
With a new Spider-Man comes a new Peter Parker and rumors are swirling out of control with who could take the career-making role. Some even brought up Twilight star Robert Pattinson simply because he's Twilight start Rob Pattinson. He's too old for the role but his ripped young co-star Taylor Lautner isn't too old. According to our buds at IESB, Spider-Man producers have met with Taylor Lautner but we do not know for what...
If that happened, imagine the cries from those who fear Spider-Man is going straight after the Twilight crowd.
Spider-Man 4's Story?
Movies Online put up a segment from NY Mag which talked about the problematic script of Spider-Man 4 and potential reason for its downfall. Here's the snippet they pulled:
"Peter Parker gets over MJ, finds a new girl, falls in love. But: Peter also discovers her father is actually the Vulture, a naughty green guy with wings to be played by John Malkovich. Peter is torn between the love of his new lady and taking down the Vulture. Being a Spandex tight-ass, he decides to take down the Vulture, and kills him.
This patricide goes down poorly with Peter’s new fiancee, and she rejects him. Despondent, Peter decides to abandon his superpowers, and Movie No. 4 ends with Peter Parker throwing away his Spider-Man mask, and audiences wondering if they are watching Superman II."
If that was the direction Raimi was going, it doesn't sound too awesome.
What do you think the Spider-Man 4 debacle and what do you want from the reboot?