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Comic writer Brian Michael Bendis involved with Spider-Man reboot?

Feb. 19, 2010by:

When (500) DAYS OF SUMMER director Marc Webb got involved with the dubious reboot of SPIDER-MAN, he publicly stated he was a huge fan of the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic series, Marvel's own reboot of the character.

Obviously he meant it. The eagle-eyed reviewers of Latinos over at Latino Review noticed an interesting tweet from tireless comic writer Brian Michael Bendis, who started the "Ultimate Spider-Man" comic over 130 issues ago: Just spent a very interesting morning at Sony with the entire spidey movie team!! Very very cool stuff!!

While it would be pure speculation to say Bendis is involved as some kind of consultant on the project, he's about the closest thing to an expert when it comes to taking a classic superhero and updating him for a new generation (even though SPIDER-MAN in 2002 was still this generation). And maybe it's early enough in the process where his input could help the most? Jamie Vanderbilt is still on board as the reboot screenwriter -- he was one of the first hands on Raimi's SPIDER-MAN 4.

(Before his apparent involvement, Bendis had previously tweeted: i work as a consultant on the marvel movies. this is a sony movie. i have no involvement. but maybe if you all scream loud enough )

The popular "Ultimate Spider-Man" book re-imagined the character and his supporting cast and villains, giving new twists on the origins and relationships but retaining and modernizing the original essence.

Extra Tidbit: Unlike the movie, Ultimate Spidey still had the old chemical adhesive web-shooters.
Source: Latino Review

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4:35PM on 02/21/2010
I like Webb and dug the first few issues of Ultimate Spidey but I still can't get my head around this reboot. There's just no soul to it as a concept. I have a buddy who worked in the development department at Sony around the time the process for the 4th Raimi film was beginning and he said the script for Spidey 4 had Kraven set as the villain. Pretty cool.

I wasn't a HUGE fan of what he did with the first 3 films but it would've been interesting to say the least to see what direction he
I like Webb and dug the first few issues of Ultimate Spidey but I still can't get my head around this reboot. There's just no soul to it as a concept. I have a buddy who worked in the development department at Sony around the time the process for the 4th Raimi film was beginning and he said the script for Spidey 4 had Kraven set as the villain. Pretty cool.

I wasn't a HUGE fan of what he did with the first 3 films but it would've been interesting to say the least to see what direction he could have went with that. Maybe some type of hunt for Spidey and the Lizard? He didn't give me much information beyond that. Guess we'll never know and get a 3-D reboot instead. I'm actually a little less than neutral on this.
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3:42AM on 02/20/2010
Been a fan of Spider-man since about when I first learned to read, but I don't much care for the Ultimate version. It just always smacked of trying to make $$$ retelling the same fucking stories, much like this movie sounds like it's doing.

Regardless, I'm trying to keep an open mind about this project.
Been a fan of Spider-man since about when I first learned to read, but I don't much care for the Ultimate version. It just always smacked of trying to make $$$ retelling the same fucking stories, much like this movie sounds like it's doing.

Regardless, I'm trying to keep an open mind about this project.
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5:22PM on 02/19/2010

I like Ultimate Spidey

He's a total jerk when he smacks around fools. The first three flicks didn't have enough good smack talkin'
He's a total jerk when he smacks around fools. The first three flicks didn't have enough good smack talkin'
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3:10PM on 02/19/2010
if Bendis is involved, maybe I'll give it a chance.
if Bendis is involved, maybe I'll give it a chance.
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2:24PM on 02/19/2010

AND ANOTHER STEP DOWN

Ultimate spiderman really sucks, it's a childish imitation.
Ultimate spiderman really sucks, it's a childish imitation.
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11:42PM on 02/19/2010
I can imagine you in theaters, "Man I hope this is as good as Spidey 3. If Peter doesn't dance, I'm not watching."
I can imagine you in theaters, "Man I hope this is as good as Spidey 3. If Peter doesn't dance, I'm not watching."
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2:15PM on 02/19/2010
This proves that they are trying to aim at Twilight fans and teenage retards as Ultimate Spiderman is aimed at teenagers.
This proves that they are trying to aim at Twilight fans and teenage retards as Ultimate Spiderman is aimed at teenagers.
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10:41AM on 02/19/2010

dbl post

stoopid web time outs.
stoopid web time outs.
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10:40AM on 02/19/2010

OK but only

If he's not an actual writer on this at any point. Yes he should be consulted cause he is responsible for the story that this movie will be borrowing from but his writing has fallen so flat over the past couple of years.

The Beyonder is a mutant that went through Terrigen Mist? Fuck yourself Bendis.
If he's not an actual writer on this at any point. Yes he should be consulted cause he is responsible for the story that this movie will be borrowing from but his writing has fallen so flat over the past couple of years.

The Beyonder is a mutant that went through Terrigen Mist? Fuck yourself Bendis.
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10:40AM on 02/19/2010
There is a lot of hatred flying around out there towards this, but it doesn't have to be an all bad thing. It seems like they are talking to the right people for the movie, and I have no problem with multiple visions of the same character when it comes to comic books. Maybe I've just been reading them too long, but I've completely dug multiple iterations of Spider-man over the years. Really as long as J. Michael Straczynski isn't involved I'm golden.
There is a lot of hatred flying around out there towards this, but it doesn't have to be an all bad thing. It seems like they are talking to the right people for the movie, and I have no problem with multiple visions of the same character when it comes to comic books. Maybe I've just been reading them too long, but I've completely dug multiple iterations of Spider-man over the years. Really as long as J. Michael Straczynski isn't involved I'm golden.
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7:51AM on 02/19/2010

big BMB fan...

I hope they have him involved at least as a consultant on the movie. I don't see why they don't do that for a lot of these movies. At least as consultants of some kind.
I hope they have him involved at least as a consultant on the movie. I don't see why they don't do that for a lot of these movies. At least as consultants of some kind.
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5:13AM on 02/19/2010

HELL YEAH!

I've been a hug fan of Ultimate Spider-Man and have been collecting it every moth since #1. this has got to be the best news I've heard all damn week! :)
I've been a hug fan of Ultimate Spider-Man and have been collecting it every moth since #1. this has got to be the best news I've heard all damn week! :)
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3:26AM on 02/19/2010

i am excitied!

I'm sorry but I was never a big fan of Raimi's Spiderman Trilogy. Especially the 3rd film. This is a redemption more then anything.
I'm sorry but I was never a big fan of Raimi's Spiderman Trilogy. Especially the 3rd film. This is a redemption more then anything.
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1:13AM on 02/19/2010
I hope this bombs and any news to this movie and this movie as a whole can go fuck itself
I hope this bombs and any news to this movie and this movie as a whole can go fuck itself
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1:43AM on 02/19/2010
Attaboy. Keep an open mind.
Attaboy. Keep an open mind.
1:47AM on 02/19/2010
Do I know you?
Do I know you?
10:41AM on 02/19/2010
I'm just waiting for him to bust out a thesaurus so it doesn't seem like he's repeating himself so much, lol
I'm just waiting for him to bust out a thesaurus so it doesn't seem like he's repeating himself so much, lol
10:21PM on 02/19/2010
Who really knows anyone?
Who really knows anyone?
12:54AM on 02/19/2010

Scream loud then

could be worth it
could be worth it
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12:46AM on 02/19/2010
Nice. Then they're definitely taking the Ultimate Spidey direction. I'll definitely be interested if he's involved actively. I hope they name it something like Spectacular Spider-Man or Amazing Spider-Man. Naming it just Spider-Man will fool others in to thinking it's a remake.
Nice. Then they're definitely taking the Ultimate Spidey direction. I'll definitely be interested if he's involved actively. I hope they name it something like Spectacular Spider-Man or Amazing Spider-Man. Naming it just Spider-Man will fool others in to thinking it's a remake.
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