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10.29.2015

The first SPIDER-MAN film, along with Bryan Singer's X-MEN, was largely responsible for kicking off the booming superhero genre which we're fortunate enough to enjoy today. The first three SPIDER-MAN films, all directed by Sam Raimi, consisted of one good film, one great film, and one film which is better left unmentioned. SPIDER-MAN 3 (shit, I mentioned it) wasn't entirely bad, but due to miscasting, inappropriate dance numbers, and Raimi being forced to shoehorn an additional villain in, it's mostly remembered for being the film which killed the franchise.

In an interview with The Week, Sam Raimi acknowledged that he messed up on SPIDER-MAN 3 but revealed that he'd be open to returning to the character once again should Marvel need him:

I messed up on the third one, I think they're so complete now, Marvel. They probably don't need me anymore. But if they needed me? I'd love to. It's great to be wanted.

Spider-Man has been rebooted for the third time with Tom Holland set to debut new younger version of the role in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on May 6, 2016, which will then be followed by a solo Spider-Man film on July 28, 2017. I really hope that they've finally got all the spider-kinks worked out this time around, as I don't think I have it in me to get excited about a fourth reboot of the web-slinger.

Would you like to see Sam Raimi get involved with Spider-Man once again, or are you glad the character is in fresh hands?

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Source: The Week

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10:02PM on 10/31/2015
Give him another chance, he clearly still has the passion to make another one & he deserves to redeem himself.
Give him another chance, he clearly still has the passion to make another one & he deserves to redeem himself.
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3:35PM on 10/31/2015

Raimi Rules!

Sam got Spidey SO right in the first 2 movies (& even in 3 - it had its moments though it was flawed overall) that I think he deserves another shot with marvel. I for one would gladly pay to see it. Id even be interested in seeing Tobey McGuire as an older Spidey. We owe a lot to Mr Raimi
Sam got Spidey SO right in the first 2 movies (& even in 3 - it had its moments though it was flawed overall) that I think he deserves another shot with marvel. I for one would gladly pay to see it. Id even be interested in seeing Tobey McGuire as an older Spidey. We owe a lot to Mr Raimi
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10:33PM on 10/30/2015

Fuck the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

SPIDER-MAN is not in fresh hands with the stupid MCU. Sony should not have cowered out by continuing their own plans for a cinematic universe!
SPIDER-MAN is not in fresh hands with the stupid MCU. Sony should not have cowered out by continuing their own plans for a cinematic universe!
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4:59AM on 10/30/2015
Too late now, but his horror background might have made him a good choice to direct Doctor Strange.
Too late now, but his horror background might have made him a good choice to direct Doctor Strange.
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4:55AM on 10/30/2015
Honestly, if it wasn't for Raimi there would be no Marvel Studios. His Spider-man films made people love and trust the Marvel brand. Iron Man might have launched the new studio & universe, but Spider-Man 1 & 2 made it a beloved cinematic brand. Raimi deserves far better than being toss out by Sony idiots.
Honestly, if it wasn't for Raimi there would be no Marvel Studios. His Spider-man films made people love and trust the Marvel brand. Iron Man might have launched the new studio & universe, but Spider-Man 1 & 2 made it a beloved cinematic brand. Raimi deserves far better than being toss out by Sony idiots.
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1:23AM on 10/30/2015

Come back Raimi

Spiderman 3 - still better than the two new abominations.
Spiderman 3 - still better than the two new abominations.
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10:10AM on 10/30/2015
I'd say they are about on the same level of terribleness. Emo-Parker and Nu-Goblin were just as awful as, if not more than, anything in the newer films.
I'd say they are about on the same level of terribleness. Emo-Parker and Nu-Goblin were just as awful as, if not more than, anything in the newer films.
3:38PM on 10/31/2015
Damn right! Raimi rules
Damn right! Raimi rules
11:00PM on 10/29/2015
People always love to bash that dance sequence in 3. I loved it. Out of place for a Spidey film? Sure. But 3 is the
Raimi-est of the whole trilogy and probably not the most mainstream appeal compared to the others, especially the tone.
People always love to bash that dance sequence in 3. I loved it. Out of place for a Spidey film? Sure. But 3 is the
Raimi-est of the whole trilogy and probably not the most mainstream appeal compared to the others, especially the tone.
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9:46PM on 10/29/2015
SPIDERMAN 1 & 2 weren't the best examples of an auteur film, but Sam had enough free reign. SPIDERMAN 3's problems were due to studio interference. Therefore, working for Marvel would be a bad idea. They've made mostly good movies, but directors don't have the right amount of freedom.
SPIDERMAN 1 & 2 weren't the best examples of an auteur film, but Sam had enough free reign. SPIDERMAN 3's problems were due to studio interference. Therefore, working for Marvel would be a bad idea. They've made mostly good movies, but directors don't have the right amount of freedom.
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9:42PM on 10/29/2015
Aside from Nolan's Batman trilogy, I consider Raimi's Spider-man trilogy to be the best superhero series, even with the weaker third movie. Which is why I'm surprised it seems to not get as much love these days. Seriously, which other series are better?
Aside from Nolan's Batman trilogy, I consider Raimi's Spider-man trilogy to be the best superhero series, even with the weaker third movie. Which is why I'm surprised it seems to not get as much love these days. Seriously, which other series are better?
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9:34PM on 10/29/2015

NOPE

The story of spider-man will the same...spidey 1- 3 ...in the end always Mary jane get caught and spidey always giving choice...chose save mary jane or bystander around her....its always the same story ..i think enough...Mr.Sam
The story of spider-man will the same...spidey 1- 3 ...in the end always Mary jane get caught and spidey always giving choice...chose save mary jane or bystander around her....its always the same story ..i think enough...Mr.Sam
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9:21PM on 10/29/2015
I would be more than fine if he got another shot at directing another Spider-Man film or any other comic book hero in general. I still love the trilogy as much as I did back then when the films were first released and in many ways I still consider Spider-Man 2 the best comic book film of all time (again, just my opinion).

So if Marvel were to give Raimi another shot at the webslinger, I would be more than extatic.
I would be more than fine if he got another shot at directing another Spider-Man film or any other comic book hero in general. I still love the trilogy as much as I did back then when the films were first released and in many ways I still consider Spider-Man 2 the best comic book film of all time (again, just my opinion).

So if Marvel were to give Raimi another shot at the webslinger, I would be more than extatic.
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9:46PM on 10/29/2015
I've seen you mention Spiderman 2 as your favorite comic book movie and dude I'm right there with ya. Spiderman 2 was an absolute blast and such a great/fun film anyone can enjoy. If it's not the best(Dark Knight can edge it out) comic book movie ever, it's easily the most enjoyable(Seeing him swing through that 18 wheeler was tiighhttt lol) and I mean who can forget when Doc Ock drops Aunt May as gives Spidey that look and say's "Butterfingers" lmao cheesy but hilarious.

And I would be
I've seen you mention Spiderman 2 as your favorite comic book movie and dude I'm right there with ya. Spiderman 2 was an absolute blast and such a great/fun film anyone can enjoy. If it's not the best(Dark Knight can edge it out) comic book movie ever, it's easily the most enjoyable(Seeing him swing through that 18 wheeler was tiighhttt lol) and I mean who can forget when Doc Ock drops Aunt May as gives Spidey that look and say's "Butterfingers" lmao cheesy but hilarious.

And I would be totally down with Raimi directing another Spiderman film
9:05PM on 10/29/2015
Raimi did great with Spider-Man 2, but due primarily to studio interference, he did really drop the ball on Spider-Man 3. However, it was his idea to introduce Sandman who was a poorly executed character and had a terrible story line. I'm glad he didn't get a shot at making another one and I still stand by at him not making another. Stick to horror comedies.
Raimi did great with Spider-Man 2, but due primarily to studio interference, he did really drop the ball on Spider-Man 3. However, it was his idea to introduce Sandman who was a poorly executed character and had a terrible story line. I'm glad he didn't get a shot at making another one and I still stand by at him not making another. Stick to horror comedies.
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8:55PM on 10/29/2015

Who wouldn't?

The Marvel Gravy Train is still going strong. Bandwagon directors need not apply. Raimi had his shot.
The Marvel Gravy Train is still going strong. Bandwagon directors need not apply. Raimi had his shot.
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