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07.20.2015
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Marvel Studios are plugging ahead with a high school-aged Spider-man in their joint venture with Sony to try and get the character right for the first time since Sam Raimi completed his take on the franchise. In the annals of comic book movies, few are as highly regarded as Raimi with his first two SPIDER-MAN movies ranked amongst the best superhero movies of all time. So, clearly his opinion matters to some.

Sam Raimi was asked by MTV what he thinks about Marvel Studios latest take on Peter Parker. Raimi shared his opinion as well as what he thought of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN films.

“I saw [both Marc Webb movies], they’re great. And I’m really glad that Marvel’s taking it to high school. I think that’s gonna be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic-books. And I have a lot of faith that they really know their stuff… The difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero. It’s unique and that’s what Spider-Man’s all about, so that they’re gonna explore that head on is very exciting.”

Raimi's first SPIDER-MAN was partially set in high school for the origin portion of the film, but the cast were all in their 20s. With Tom Holland an appropriate age to play a high school student, this version should feel very different. Kevin Feige has said that Jon Watts' film is aiming for more of a John Hughes feel, so hopefully Raimi's seal of approval carries to the finished product.

SPIDER-MAN hits theaters on July 28, 2017 but will debut first in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on May 6, 2016.

Source: MTV

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2:23PM on 07/20/2015

hmmmm...ok

what did we expect? Raimi is one of the nicest guys in the film biz, I've never heard him bad mouth anyone, ever. Even for people that deserve it, like Avi Arad.
what did we expect? Raimi is one of the nicest guys in the film biz, I've never heard him bad mouth anyone, ever. Even for people that deserve it, like Avi Arad.
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11:17AM on 07/20/2015
It's too bad that's he's not a producer on the film and/or an advisor considering his Spider Man films are the best iteration of the character thus far.

Not the biggest fan of having this new reboot start all over again in High School (would have rather have had an already established, battle fought Spider Man with Peter Parker perhaps in college and working at the Daily Bugle), but I do like the casting of Holland and think he will be solid in the role. I just hope the tone, style, and is
It's too bad that's he's not a producer on the film and/or an advisor considering his Spider Man films are the best iteration of the character thus far.

Not the biggest fan of having this new reboot start all over again in High School (would have rather have had an already established, battle fought Spider Man with Peter Parker perhaps in college and working at the Daily Bugle), but I do like the casting of Holland and think he will be solid in the role. I just hope the tone, style, and is more towards Raimi's films than Webb's god awful films.
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5:15PM on 07/20/2015
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lol ya best spider man so far. shake my head!!

JJJ's reaction at 1:42 is basically the entire worlds reaction watching this movie.
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lol ya best spider man so far. shake my head!!

JJJ's reaction at 1:42 is basically the entire worlds reaction watching this movie.
10:53AM on 07/20/2015
While I'm hopeful of this new Spiderman franchise, I'll be honest I'm not really sure what "John Hughes inspired" will translate to for an action movie. But here is what I am expecting for this to be a quality Spiderman film:
1) Characterization of Peter Parker/Spiderman needs to be correct. He's fun loving and a smart ass. But he's also really smart and completely frustrated/struggling to keep up with his commitments as a regular teenager.

2) Just skip right to Mary Jane for the love
While I'm hopeful of this new Spiderman franchise, I'll be honest I'm not really sure what "John Hughes inspired" will translate to for an action movie. But here is what I am expecting for this to be a quality Spiderman film:
1) Characterization of Peter Parker/Spiderman needs to be correct. He's fun loving and a smart ass. But he's also really smart and completely frustrated/struggling to keep up with his commitments as a regular teenager.

2) Just skip right to Mary Jane for the love interest. We've seen one iteration of her and she wasn't that great. We've already seen the Gwen Stacy story on film, so no need to re-tread that. At the very least, open the movie up with them already dating and have Gwen killed off at the end of the first movie. Introduce MJ in the sequel.

3) This movie needs J. Jonah Jameson. And not for a few one-off scenes. The character should figure quite prominently in the movie as a supporting character. Peter's part-time job as a freelance photographer should play a major factor in the movie.

4) For our first movie, out of the gate, give us a villain we haven't seen yet. I'm sure there are plenty of villains people want to see on film. For the first movie I think it would be cool to see Mysterio. But I'm up for seeing a different villain than what we've seen already. And keep the movies to one villain at a time.
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10:22AM on 07/20/2015
In my opinion, Raimi's first Spider-Man is one of the most overrated superhero film of all time - it didn't age particularly well and the Green Goblin costume was just awful - but the genre was relatively new and his second film is still one of the best. The Amazing franchise had the right cast but were written by Kurtzman and Orci, which, ugh!

I'm okay with the movies going back to high school but Marvel and Sony will have to find a way to do something new without going too far away from
In my opinion, Raimi's first Spider-Man is one of the most overrated superhero film of all time - it didn't age particularly well and the Green Goblin costume was just awful - but the genre was relatively new and his second film is still one of the best. The Amazing franchise had the right cast but were written by Kurtzman and Orci, which, ugh!

I'm okay with the movies going back to high school but Marvel and Sony will have to find a way to do something new without going too far away from the canon, which is what killed the AS franchise.
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9:55AM on 07/20/2015
I was hoping for a surprise Spider-Man cameo in Ant-Man but no such luck. Still, at least we got a quick semi-reference...no where near as fun as the Stephen Strange name drop in Winter Soldier though. In any case, very glad they're going back to high school Parker - he really should be a in awe of the larger than life heroes that have already been established - I don't want to ruin Ant-Man for anyone but Scott Lang's reaction following a certain scene in the movie is a softer version of how
I was hoping for a surprise Spider-Man cameo in Ant-Man but no such luck. Still, at least we got a quick semi-reference...no where near as fun as the Stephen Strange name drop in Winter Soldier though. In any case, very glad they're going back to high school Parker - he really should be a in awe of the larger than life heroes that have already been established - I don't want to ruin Ant-Man for anyone but Scott Lang's reaction following a certain scene in the movie is a softer version of how Parker really should feel when it comes to established heroes. I've only just got around to reading Civil War (currently going through the Road to the Civil War issues) and Parker is working for Stark and it's constantly shown just how in awe he feels alongside the guy even though he's really got no reason to be that way.
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