Thursday, January 21, 2010

A teenage Spiderman?

Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios' new rebooted live-action Spider-Man movie will be directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) and is slated for a summer 2012 release.  Earlier this month Sam Raimi, who directed the first two live-action Spider-Man movies, exited the project along with star Tobey Maguire, when the studios decided to go with a "small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world."

The new Spider-man series will look and feel very different from the big blockbuster heavy movies that went before it.

“The plan for the movie is to be in the $80 million range and feature a cast of relative unknowns (so you can quash those Rob Pattinson or Gordon-Levitt rumors at this point). And the story will be pared down to center on a high school kid who is dealing with the knowledge that his uncle died even though the teen had the power to stop it. The touchstone for the new movie will not be the 1960s comics, which were the inspiration behind the movies by Raimi, who grew on up on them, but rather this past decade’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley where the villain-fighting took a back seat to the high school angst.”

A complete unknown for young Spiderman seems unlikely, although they may open up the casting.
Who would you like to see take on the role?

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