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01.11.2010

Holy breaking news, Spider-Man! Sony Pictures announced this afternoon that they're moving ahead on the next SPIDER-MAN film....without Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire! The studio will instead be "rebooting" the franchise based on a script previously written by James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC). The fourth SPIDER-MAN film was suffering from some serious delays but as recently as last week, all sides seemed optimistic things would eventually work out. Apparently not.

Raimi's steadfast denial to make a movie based on a script he wasn't comfortable with (as he had previously done with SPIDER-MAN 3) led to the majority of the delays and Sony pushed the film back hoping they could come to a resolution. Without a compromise in site and realizing that Maguire would walk if they let Raimi go, they simply decided to go the reboot angle. Which, quite frankly, is foolish.

We'll get to my editorializing later, but first, Raimi issued a statement on the news:

"Working on the 'Spider-Man' movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job."

Very diplomatic Mr. Raimi but sadly I disagree. While have no inside track on the Vanderbilt script, what good can come of "rebooting" a franchise that has produced one very good, one amazing and one relatively shitty movie all within the past couple years? Tobey Maguire is still very fresh in people's minds as Spider-Man. I'm sure Anton Yelchin, or whoever they find, will make a decent Peter Parker but it'll be exponentially difficult for whatever new director they find to make this movie than it was for Raimi (and trust me, it was difficult for him).

In the end, I'm sorry it couldn't work out for SPIDER-MAN 4 but if it hadn't, I wouldn't have been all that upset. I just wish Sony would just let the franchise rest a little bit before rebooting. Sadly there's just too much money to be had.

So what do YOU think? Love it? Hate it? Who should star? Who should direct??

Source: Sony Pictures

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12:00AM on 01/16/2010

Whatever...

This will be the first of many reboots my friends. In all honesty SM3 ruined the franchise for me. Like many of you say, PLEASE no origin story. And can we please get a better looking MAry Jane. I didn't buy Kirsten as a super model.
This will be the first of many reboots my friends. In all honesty SM3 ruined the franchise for me. Like many of you say, PLEASE no origin story. And can we please get a better looking MAry Jane. I didn't buy Kirsten as a super model.
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3:34PM on 01/13/2010

I think they should...

Forget an origin story this time around and already make Parker SPIDERMAN. Also, make him just a tad older, not a HS kid.
Forget an origin story this time around and already make Parker SPIDERMAN. Also, make him just a tad older, not a HS kid.
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2:36AM on 01/13/2010
im not exactly surprised that Raimi decided leave since Sony wasnt allowing him to do it his way. i think they should rest spidey for a few years or so and make it fresh with a new cast.
im not exactly surprised that Raimi decided leave since Sony wasnt allowing him to do it his way. i think they should rest spidey for a few years or so and make it fresh with a new cast.
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1:39AM on 01/13/2010

congrats for killing the franchise sony

putting him back in highschool(if thats whats happeneing) is the worse idea ever. we just had a orgin movie 2 movies ago. i so wish they would just lose the rights so we could see spidey in the avengers movie.
putting him back in highschool(if thats whats happeneing) is the worse idea ever. we just had a orgin movie 2 movies ago. i so wish they would just lose the rights so we could see spidey in the avengers movie.
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1:36AM on 01/13/2010

Bittersweet.....

....ah, well. While I loved Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, 3 was enough a shitpile to make me not want to see a 4th in this series. So it's bittersweet. Tobey was a good Parker no matter what people say. On the other hand, thank you God for bringing us a new Mary Jane!

I'm all in for a reboot. Spider-man could be told in so many ways. Hopefully it's not a origin story and they go straight to the point. Maybe him in a battle with Venom during the opening credits. How awesome would that be. Me
....ah, well. While I loved Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, 3 was enough a shitpile to make me not want to see a 4th in this series. So it's bittersweet. Tobey was a good Parker no matter what people say. On the other hand, thank you God for bringing us a new Mary Jane!

I'm all in for a reboot. Spider-man could be told in so many ways. Hopefully it's not a origin story and they go straight to the point. Maybe him in a battle with Venom during the opening credits. How awesome would that be. Me thinks it would be super awesome!
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2:03PM on 01/12/2010

Good decision

I really dig Raimiīs movies but his way to fuck up scripts and characters he donīt like really bothered me to no end in spidey 3!
I really dig Raimiīs movies but his way to fuck up scripts and characters he donīt like really bothered me to no end in spidey 3!
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1:55PM on 01/12/2010

Good And Bad

Good, because Raimi won't be making another film he's unhappy with, which is why Spidey 3 was so bad.

Bad because A) Raimi's first two Spider-Man movies are two of the top ten of all time Superhero movies, imo. With S2 being number one on that list. No matter who makes, or anything, the studio is shooting themselves in the foot. Let the rights revert back to Marvel, and in 2015, let's talk about rebooting.
Good, because Raimi won't be making another film he's unhappy with, which is why Spidey 3 was so bad.

Bad because A) Raimi's first two Spider-Man movies are two of the top ten of all time Superhero movies, imo. With S2 being number one on that list. No matter who makes, or anything, the studio is shooting themselves in the foot. Let the rights revert back to Marvel, and in 2015, let's talk about rebooting.
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1:07PM on 01/12/2010
If Sony is ending this franchise give the rights to Disney/Marvel and let them do it.
If Sony is ending this franchise give the rights to Disney/Marvel and let them do it.
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12:06PM on 01/12/2010

The way I see it....

It's better that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire walk out on the franchise than make another shitty SPIDER-MAN installment that will please absolutely no one. Having said that, if I was running Sony, I'd do everything in my power to keep Raimi and Maguire happy and on board the franchise. Obviously, that's not going to happen.

After the cinematic disaster that was SPIDER-MAN 3, a reboot isn't such a terrible idea. Personally, I'm all for a reboot...as long as it's done right a la BATMAN BEGINS.
It's better that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire walk out on the franchise than make another shitty SPIDER-MAN installment that will please absolutely no one. Having said that, if I was running Sony, I'd do everything in my power to keep Raimi and Maguire happy and on board the franchise. Obviously, that's not going to happen.

After the cinematic disaster that was SPIDER-MAN 3, a reboot isn't such a terrible idea. Personally, I'm all for a reboot...as long as it's done right a la BATMAN BEGINS. I'd also like to see a darker, grittier, slightly more violent Spider-Man universe presented on-screen. Make it different, and try to eliminate the series' kid-friendly as much as humanly possible.

Now that Raimi's finished with the series, maybe he'll finally start working on an EVIL DEAD 4, which I want to see more than a SPIDER-MAN 4.
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11:04AM on 01/12/2010

good

You only reboot when something is stagnant, but this series wasnt but the actors and director were, so they had no choice. No one, not even Spiderman fans really like Maguire and either dows hollywood if you look at his gigs (none really). Now a grown up one can be made.
You only reboot when something is stagnant, but this series wasnt but the actors and director were, so they had no choice. No one, not even Spiderman fans really like Maguire and either dows hollywood if you look at his gigs (none really). Now a grown up one can be made.
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9:42AM on 01/12/2010
comic books frequently reboot all the time, why can't comic book movies do the same?!

i just hope they don't make the reboot more like spiderman 3/fantastic 4 (which i have a sinking feeling they will)

somewhere jake gylenhall is trying out some spider-man poses.
comic books frequently reboot all the time, why can't comic book movies do the same?!

i just hope they don't make the reboot more like spiderman 3/fantastic 4 (which i have a sinking feeling they will)

somewhere jake gylenhall is trying out some spider-man poses.
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9:12AM on 01/12/2010

This smell bad...

I think Raimi's work was EXTREMELY overrated for the first two: he had the action nailed but the characterization was pretty bad.

The reboot idea could have been good but the way things unfolded, it really looks like the studio is gonna 'Ratner-ize' the franchise. In a disagreement over creative differences, the studio is NEVER right!

I hope Marvel gets the right back before this movie comes into fruition.
I think Raimi's work was EXTREMELY overrated for the first two: he had the action nailed but the characterization was pretty bad.

The reboot idea could have been good but the way things unfolded, it really looks like the studio is gonna 'Ratner-ize' the franchise. In a disagreement over creative differences, the studio is NEVER right!

I hope Marvel gets the right back before this movie comes into fruition.
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8:35AM on 01/12/2010
Bad move.
Bad move.
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8:24AM on 01/12/2010

No origin

What they need to do is NOT make it an origin story, do it the Incredible Hulk style, he's already out there, doing his thing, and make reference to how he became Spidey, just need a good bloke to be Spidey, Maguire wasn't bad, but be it his fault or someone else, Spidey was a bit wimpy.
What they need to do is NOT make it an origin story, do it the Incredible Hulk style, he's already out there, doing his thing, and make reference to how he became Spidey, just need a good bloke to be Spidey, Maguire wasn't bad, but be it his fault or someone else, Spidey was a bit wimpy.
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8:11AM on 01/12/2010

Fresh Start

with Rami and toby I knew exactly what kind of sub par spiderman movie I was going to get. He made peter a wimp and took every chance he could to take his mask off. ( i dont need to see tobys emotions when hes fighting a baddie. thats what his one linners are for.)

this move by sony gives me some hope. sure it could end up being worse, but im willing to take that chance to get the spiderman movie ive been dreaming about scince I was a kid.
with Rami and toby I knew exactly what kind of sub par spiderman movie I was going to get. He made peter a wimp and took every chance he could to take his mask off. ( i dont need to see tobys emotions when hes fighting a baddie. thats what his one linners are for.)

this move by sony gives me some hope. sure it could end up being worse, but im willing to take that chance to get the spiderman movie ive been dreaming about scince I was a kid.
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8:03AM on 01/12/2010

Smart Move

I love Raimi, he's very talented. But Tobey Maguire is a chump, let's face it. What with all the complications, I think Sony have done the right thing by taking a step back and switching it up, otherwise it would have been a bodged job - and dare I say it......worse than Spiderman 3?

I'm just hoping that Sony are looking at the unbelievable success of the rebooted Batman franchise; and have decided to lose the cheesy stereotypical comic book film conventions, and adapt to the changing
I love Raimi, he's very talented. But Tobey Maguire is a chump, let's face it. What with all the complications, I think Sony have done the right thing by taking a step back and switching it up, otherwise it would have been a bodged job - and dare I say it......worse than Spiderman 3?

I'm just hoping that Sony are looking at the unbelievable success of the rebooted Batman franchise; and have decided to lose the cheesy stereotypical comic book film conventions, and adapt to the changing market which is currently craving a third Batman film, and groaning at another Spidey flick.
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6:52AM on 01/12/2010

Time will tell...

My question is if Sam is having such a hard time with the script why doesn't Sony
just allow him to either write it or find a story line he likes.
There's a ton of great story lines in the comics...Can't be that hard to come up with a good Spidey film but then again look what they did with Venom!!!

Sony is just under pressure from Disney to make the film because if they don't they'll lose their rights to the character....nuff said
My question is if Sam is having such a hard time with the script why doesn't Sony
just allow him to either write it or find a story line he likes.
There's a ton of great story lines in the comics...Can't be that hard to come up with a good Spidey film but then again look what they did with Venom!!!

Sony is just under pressure from Disney to make the film because if they don't they'll lose their rights to the character....nuff said
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6:49AM on 01/12/2010

Hate it

Rest, don't reboot. If Tobey is out, then just put Spiderman on a shelf for 20 years and pull a Batman on us.
Rest, don't reboot. If Tobey is out, then just put Spiderman on a shelf for 20 years and pull a Batman on us.
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6:37AM on 01/12/2010

OH YES, YES, YES ...

... all 3 Spidey movies were crap comparing to the comic. Reboot now, reboot well ...
... all 3 Spidey movies were crap comparing to the comic. Reboot now, reboot well ...
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5:56AM on 01/12/2010

This is good news.


I'm a fan of Raimi when he makes original works, but he and I don't seem to be on the same page with regards to Peter Parker.

This allows Raimi to create something original (I'll even count WARCRAFT as something original since it's never been brought to life before and Raimi has complete freedom in doing so) and second, it allows for another talent (hopefully) to come in and solve the massive issues I had with Raimi's SPIDER-MAN films.

I'm not going to go into it now, but in short: they

I'm a fan of Raimi when he makes original works, but he and I don't seem to be on the same page with regards to Peter Parker.

This allows Raimi to create something original (I'll even count WARCRAFT as something original since it's never been brought to life before and Raimi has complete freedom in doing so) and second, it allows for another talent (hopefully) to come in and solve the massive issues I had with Raimi's SPIDER-MAN films.

I'm not going to go into it now, but in short: they need to harden the franchise the fuck up.

Less cheese, less sillyness, and less children shouting "WICKED COOL!" every time Spidey swings through the city.

If they do this, they'll have my ass in a seat on opening day...

... unless Tim Story is directing.
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5:33AM on 01/12/2010
Just don't make it an Origin Story!!!!
paleaaaaaaase....
Just don't make it an Origin Story!!!!
paleaaaaaaase....
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4:29AM on 01/12/2010

Love it

Spiderman three... that should be all I have to say.
Spiderman three... that should be all I have to say.
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4:28AM on 01/12/2010
Can't say i was over excited about Spiderman 4,the 3rd just left a bad taste.Sam Raimi is a great director and now he can do something new or Evil Dead 4 that we will love.
Can't say i was over excited about Spiderman 4,the 3rd just left a bad taste.Sam Raimi is a great director and now he can do something new or Evil Dead 4 that we will love.
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4:02AM on 01/12/2010
Isn't this a little too soon for a reboot? wow. Though I guess if the situation calls for it then there is nothing to do except to wait and see who the director and the new Parker is. I just hope they get the Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane Watson relationship thing right this time. It's also too bad that they wont have Elfman to do a brilliant score. The Spider-Man theme is bad ass.
Isn't this a little too soon for a reboot? wow. Though I guess if the situation calls for it then there is nothing to do except to wait and see who the director and the new Parker is. I just hope they get the Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane Watson relationship thing right this time. It's also too bad that they wont have Elfman to do a brilliant score. The Spider-Man theme is bad ass.
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3:59AM on 01/12/2010

balls

... all i need to say
... all i need to say
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3:56AM on 01/12/2010
Great news, Raimi sucks big time. Can't wait for a good Spiderman movie.
Great news, Raimi sucks big time. Can't wait for a good Spiderman movie.
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3:43AM on 01/12/2010

This sucks

Miscontinuity sucks....sounds like batman treatment...why don't sony hire Val Kilmer as Peter Parker for 4, then George Clooney for 5.....and why don't they add nipples to spiderman's costume for good measure.
Miscontinuity sucks....sounds like batman treatment...why don't sony hire Val Kilmer as Peter Parker for 4, then George Clooney for 5.....and why don't they add nipples to spiderman's costume for good measure.
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3:42AM on 01/12/2010

No

One of the most profitable film franchises of all time and you want to reboot because the director wants a different villain than the studio? Whoever runs that studio needs to get the thumb from up their butt, Sony Pictures as of late hasn't made anything remotely watchable since Zombieland and prior to that nothing.

Maybe this is good news for the principles involved. Raimi can get back and do his style horror flicks, maybe team up with the Coens again possibly patch up with Elfman who
One of the most profitable film franchises of all time and you want to reboot because the director wants a different villain than the studio? Whoever runs that studio needs to get the thumb from up their butt, Sony Pictures as of late hasn't made anything remotely watchable since Zombieland and prior to that nothing.

Maybe this is good news for the principles involved. Raimi can get back and do his style horror flicks, maybe team up with the Coens again possibly patch up with Elfman who knows. Maguire goes out and shows he does have range and Dunst gets back to acting again who knows.

The only franchise in need of a reboot is X-Men. The entire Fox trilogy missed the mark and I bet Disney wont go to those depths either.
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3:41AM on 01/12/2010
How can ANYBODY here be happy about this? This is Hollywood getting even crazier with remakes and reboots that we CLAIM to be sick of. Even if you didn't like Raimi's Spider-man franchise, it is to soon to reboot.

If we really want a good reboot, Sony needs to let the franchise go so Marvel can take over it, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon.
How can ANYBODY here be happy about this? This is Hollywood getting even crazier with remakes and reboots that we CLAIM to be sick of. Even if you didn't like Raimi's Spider-man franchise, it is to soon to reboot.

If we really want a good reboot, Sony needs to let the franchise go so Marvel can take over it, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon.
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3:05AM on 01/12/2010

This Sucks.

Anyone who thinks this is a good idea are all Ra-tards. Raimi did an amazing job on these movies and Maguire was a great Spider-Man. This franchise was the one of the top 3 comic book franchises out there right now, along with the "Batman" and "X-Men" franchises. With this news I say fuck you hollywood for wanting to remake every movie and wanting to reboot every movie/franchise. Get fuckin' original already. Ra-tards.
Anyone who thinks this is a good idea are all Ra-tards. Raimi did an amazing job on these movies and Maguire was a great Spider-Man. This franchise was the one of the top 3 comic book franchises out there right now, along with the "Batman" and "X-Men" franchises. With this news I say fuck you hollywood for wanting to remake every movie and wanting to reboot every movie/franchise. Get fuckin' original already. Ra-tards.
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2:47AM on 01/12/2010
P.S., Sony is also the ones wanting to have new Ghostbusters take over for the originals, and they are the ones who screwed up the Resident Evil series by handing it over to Paul WS Anderson. Sony is the worst studio right now, next to Fox. At least Fox made Avatar.
P.S., Sony is also the ones wanting to have new Ghostbusters take over for the originals, and they are the ones who screwed up the Resident Evil series by handing it over to Paul WS Anderson. Sony is the worst studio right now, next to Fox. At least Fox made Avatar.
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2:40AM on 01/12/2010
As much as I hated Spider-Man 3, I wanted them to make more sequels simply because once Sony reboots the franchise, Marvel won't be able to do it down the road when they get the rights back. You can't do reboot after reboot, and I know Sony will screw it up no matter who is behind the camera. The only ones I trust to make a good Spider-Man are Marvel Studios, and they won't be able to make that movie if Sony reboots it by themselves. So yeah, screw this.
As much as I hated Spider-Man 3, I wanted them to make more sequels simply because once Sony reboots the franchise, Marvel won't be able to do it down the road when they get the rights back. You can't do reboot after reboot, and I know Sony will screw it up no matter who is behind the camera. The only ones I trust to make a good Spider-Man are Marvel Studios, and they won't be able to make that movie if Sony reboots it by themselves. So yeah, screw this.
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2:28AM on 01/12/2010

Welcome to Suckville, Spidey

Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were the best things about this Spider-Man franchise. The fact that Sony couldn't leave well enough alone for #3 proved how clueless they were. Now the fact that they've dumped their best assets means this so-called Spider-Man reboot will suck worse than X-3.
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were the best things about this Spider-Man franchise. The fact that Sony couldn't leave well enough alone for #3 proved how clueless they were. Now the fact that they've dumped their best assets means this so-called Spider-Man reboot will suck worse than X-3.
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2:10AM on 01/12/2010

In Cameron We Trust

Give Jim full control over Spider-Man. Early boxoffice estimate...2Billion Worldwide
Give Jim full control over Spider-Man. Early boxoffice estimate...2Billion Worldwide
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2:06AM on 01/12/2010

HOLY MO FO

The only person they should have "let go of" is Kirsten Dunst. PROBLEM SOLVED. But even though i effing loved the first two, i know they can do a lot more with this franchise
The only person they should have "let go of" is Kirsten Dunst. PROBLEM SOLVED. But even though i effing loved the first two, i know they can do a lot more with this franchise
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1:46AM on 01/12/2010

Unsure

I enjoyed the first and second movies, but the third would be hard to recover from. I'm not opposed to a reboot, i'm sure Spidey could be made better, he was still lacking in wit and jokes.

I just think its a little soon to reboot.
I enjoyed the first and second movies, but the third would be hard to recover from. I'm not opposed to a reboot, i'm sure Spidey could be made better, he was still lacking in wit and jokes.

I just think its a little soon to reboot.
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1:44AM on 01/12/2010
I am really happy about this. I think they butchered Venom in the 3rd flick so rebooting allows the studio to start fresh and redo Venom, etc.
I am really happy about this. I think they butchered Venom in the 3rd flick so rebooting allows the studio to start fresh and redo Venom, etc.
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1:34AM on 01/12/2010
I actually think they should go with James Cameron's original script. That was a good read.
I actually think they should go with James Cameron's original script. That was a good read.
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1:16AM on 01/12/2010

Oh yeah...

Bring on the Cast This!
Bring on the Cast This!
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1:15AM on 01/12/2010

Holy Fuck!

There were problems from the get-go with the way they introduced characters, killed people off, even the costume was kind of weird, so I think this is OK, but I hope they do it up right and try to follow canon closer instead of doing a readical departure.
Have Gwen and/or Betty as the love interest, and introduce MJ at the end in the classic, "Face it Tiger" scene.
It will be fun to see what they do.
Glad it's coming sooner rather than later, as well. Too bad Spidey 3 ened that story on
There were problems from the get-go with the way they introduced characters, killed people off, even the costume was kind of weird, so I think this is OK, but I hope they do it up right and try to follow canon closer instead of doing a readical departure.
Have Gwen and/or Betty as the love interest, and introduce MJ at the end in the classic, "Face it Tiger" scene.
It will be fun to see what they do.
Glad it's coming sooner rather than later, as well. Too bad Spidey 3 ened that story on such a harsh downer.
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12:52AM on 01/12/2010

Yes!

I am so pleased about this news. I was getting tired of seeing Raimi's Spiderman (Two movies were enough) and even more tired of seeing Tobey Maguire's quivering lip and Kirsten Dunst's annoying face (Bryce Dallas Howard should've been MJ). To be honest I don't think I would've watched the 4th one at the cinema had it been the same cast and crew.

All three films were mediocre, enjoyable but mediocre, with the third one edging towards terrible.

Now I am amped for a new Spidey movie...if
I am so pleased about this news. I was getting tired of seeing Raimi's Spiderman (Two movies were enough) and even more tired of seeing Tobey Maguire's quivering lip and Kirsten Dunst's annoying face (Bryce Dallas Howard should've been MJ). To be honest I don't think I would've watched the 4th one at the cinema had it been the same cast and crew.

All three films were mediocre, enjoyable but mediocre, with the third one edging towards terrible.

Now I am amped for a new Spidey movie...if they get the right cast and crew. And now Sam Raimi can get back to making the movies he makes best...horrors, dark dramas and thrillers.
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12:48AM on 01/12/2010
Id still like to see Jame McAvoy as the new Spiderman
Id still like to see Jame McAvoy as the new Spiderman
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12:43AM on 01/12/2010

Dumbest thing I ever heard of

Greed, money, greed and more money.That's what this is all about folks. Sure lets let the cast and director walk away after the first 3 movies set box office records.Granted part 3 was kinda lame, but Sam was gonna make up for it. Now we're probbly gonna get some emo looking tennage parker with skinny jeans so the movie can apeal to all the dumb kids out there. Sony knows parents will take their kids to see any sorry piece of crap they churn out. Next thing you know studious will be planning
Greed, money, greed and more money.That's what this is all about folks. Sure lets let the cast and director walk away after the first 3 movies set box office records.Granted part 3 was kinda lame, but Sam was gonna make up for it. Now we're probbly gonna get some emo looking tennage parker with skinny jeans so the movie can apeal to all the dumb kids out there. Sony knows parents will take their kids to see any sorry piece of crap they churn out. Next thing you know studious will be planning reboots before their movie ever hits theatres. I've said it time and time again. Take the time to make a quality movie and you won't have to do reboots. Studios get rich and "real" fans like you and I suffer for it. Hollywood sucks!!!!!!
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12:38AM on 01/12/2010

why reboot? and why no Toby?

This doesn't sound good at all for this series. Seems like it's going straight to the trash pile! Do not pass go do not collect 200 dollars!
This doesn't sound good at all for this series. Seems like it's going straight to the trash pile! Do not pass go do not collect 200 dollars!
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12:35AM on 01/12/2010

ehh...

I don't know...seems to soon for a reboot, yes Spidey 3 was bad but they should do like the Hulk and pretend it never happened :D
I don't know...seems to soon for a reboot, yes Spidey 3 was bad but they should do like the Hulk and pretend it never happened :D
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12:22AM on 01/12/2010

I'm gonna be hanged for this.. but

I'm with it! Maybe we finally get a kick-ass spiderman with some edge, plot and better cgi. Nothing that teenage stuff, something targeted for _not_-that audience. *Hopes up!*
I'm with it! Maybe we finally get a kick-ass spiderman with some edge, plot and better cgi. Nothing that teenage stuff, something targeted for _not_-that audience. *Hopes up!*
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12:09AM on 01/12/2010
I don't know about everyone else but if they do it right this could be an awesome start of some fresh non-cornball Spidey!(Part 3 was atrocious)
Maybe we can get a little edgy and in troduce a Venom and Carnage plot. After Avatar I am pretty psyched to see a 3d spidey!! Bring it on Blitches.
I don't know about everyone else but if they do it right this could be an awesome start of some fresh non-cornball Spidey!(Part 3 was atrocious)
Maybe we can get a little edgy and in troduce a Venom and Carnage plot. After Avatar I am pretty psyched to see a 3d spidey!! Bring it on Blitches.
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12:07AM on 01/12/2010
I'm just going to watch Spider-man 2 over and over and pretend that this isn't happening.
I'm just going to watch Spider-man 2 over and over and pretend that this isn't happening.
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12:07AM on 01/12/2010

If u must reboot

Then make him a complete smart ass, not a little whiny emo, like the previous poster stated before me...u make this all twilight u will be held accountable
Then make him a complete smart ass, not a little whiny emo, like the previous poster stated before me...u make this all twilight u will be held accountable
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12:03AM on 01/12/2010
I just can't trust the studio whose very meddling was responsible for the mess that was Spidey 3.

Also, there's a part of me that can't help but feel that they are going to try to "Twilight" it up by resetting in high school.
I just can't trust the studio whose very meddling was responsible for the mess that was Spidey 3.

Also, there's a part of me that can't help but feel that they are going to try to "Twilight" it up by resetting in high school.
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12:01AM on 01/12/2010
I'm probably in the minority here but the trilogy did nothing for me whatsoever and I hated seeing Macguire dancing around as Spidey. I went and saw each one on opening night and was underwhelmed by all of them (specifically the third and first).

I'd much rather see this then a sloppy, tiring 4th Spidey with Macguire and Dunst (who I loathed).
I'm probably in the minority here but the trilogy did nothing for me whatsoever and I hated seeing Macguire dancing around as Spidey. I went and saw each one on opening night and was underwhelmed by all of them (specifically the third and first).

I'd much rather see this then a sloppy, tiring 4th Spidey with Macguire and Dunst (who I loathed).
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11:54PM on 01/11/2010

damnit

when i read the name James... I was literally shaking in joy hoping the last name would be Cameron.
It wasn't, so now im just on the fence with this one.
when i read the name James... I was literally shaking in joy hoping the last name would be Cameron.
It wasn't, so now im just on the fence with this one.
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11:49PM on 01/11/2010
i like the fact that rami is off the project w/ hopefully a new cast as well. spider man is a smart ass, not a whiney little bitch. this will suck unless marvel makes it though, which obviously isn't going to happen.
i like the fact that rami is off the project w/ hopefully a new cast as well. spider man is a smart ass, not a whiney little bitch. this will suck unless marvel makes it though, which obviously isn't going to happen.
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11:48PM on 01/11/2010
i like the fact that rami is off the project w/ hopefully a new cast as well. spider man is a smart ass, not a whiney little bitch. this will suck unless marvel makes it though, which obviously isn't going to happen.
i like the fact that rami is off the project w/ hopefully a new cast as well. spider man is a smart ass, not a whiney little bitch. this will suck unless marvel makes it though, which obviously isn't going to happen.
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11:41PM on 01/11/2010
Look. Something aint right with the series if 50% of the people are happy with this, me included.
Look. Something aint right with the series if 50% of the people are happy with this, me included.
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11:31PM on 01/11/2010

Well that's unexpected

Didn't expect that this evening. Not sire what I think of it yet though, Wouldn't mind seeing the Green Goblin done right, but not as the first film. I'll hold off judgment until we see where they go with this.
Didn't expect that this evening. Not sire what I think of it yet though, Wouldn't mind seeing the Green Goblin done right, but not as the first film. I'll hold off judgment until we see where they go with this.
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11:29PM on 01/11/2010
Bullshit! Bullshit. Yeah, Spiderman three sucked. But Raimi was intent on not making the same mistake twice and I had faith in him. Bugh. They're going to have to make this beyond amazing to ever interest me.
Bullshit! Bullshit. Yeah, Spiderman three sucked. But Raimi was intent on not making the same mistake twice and I had faith in him. Bugh. They're going to have to make this beyond amazing to ever interest me.
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11:23PM on 01/11/2010

wonderful

if this had happened after spiderman 2, this would have sucked. now, it's good news. sorry, but the way they fucked venom up was irreparable.
if this had happened after spiderman 2, this would have sucked. now, it's good news. sorry, but the way they fucked venom up was irreparable.
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11:18PM on 01/11/2010
This makes total sense. Now they can make a Spiderman movie with teen vampires and werewolves. It will be bigger than Avatar.
This makes total sense. Now they can make a Spiderman movie with teen vampires and werewolves. It will be bigger than Avatar.
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11:17PM on 01/11/2010

This is bullshit

And I will regard it as such until they find a cast (not just one actor), a director, and a teaser poster or BTS clip.

It's possible this is just the direction they're going in, with no timetable involved. Maybe they were just fretting over contracts with actors, etc. I'm mostly just tired of all the goddamn super hero movies. After "Iron Man" plays out I'm ready to take a siesta away from the world of comic book vigilantism.
And I will regard it as such until they find a cast (not just one actor), a director, and a teaser poster or BTS clip.

It's possible this is just the direction they're going in, with no timetable involved. Maybe they were just fretting over contracts with actors, etc. I'm mostly just tired of all the goddamn super hero movies. After "Iron Man" plays out I'm ready to take a siesta away from the world of comic book vigilantism.
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11:13PM on 01/11/2010

NOOOOOOOO

if aint broke don't fix it dammit! the first two were good..why let someone else come in sooooo soon and ruin it. sony sucks shit
if aint broke don't fix it dammit! the first two were good..why let someone else come in sooooo soon and ruin it. sony sucks shit
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11:12PM on 01/11/2010
Amen ... Raimi deserved to lose this franchise after 3 and Maguire was a terrible Spider-man who never moved on from the initial nerd phase. I'm incredibly excited about this reboot and hope the new lead makes a smooth transition from dorky science kid to the wise cracking web slinging super hero we all know and love.
Amen ... Raimi deserved to lose this franchise after 3 and Maguire was a terrible Spider-man who never moved on from the initial nerd phase. I'm incredibly excited about this reboot and hope the new lead makes a smooth transition from dorky science kid to the wise cracking web slinging super hero we all know and love.
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10:50PM on 01/11/2010
Just as long as the first movie isn't another origin story. Begin with Peter Parker as a 20-something. I don't want to see a teenage Parker throwing Spidey-spooge around his room again.
Just as long as the first movie isn't another origin story. Begin with Peter Parker as a 20-something. I don't want to see a teenage Parker throwing Spidey-spooge around his room again.
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10:45PM on 01/11/2010

Damn!!!!

It's been less than a decade, and Sony's RE-BOOTING?!? WTF!!!! Raimi did a good job with the first two Spider Man movies (the third, not so great, but at least watchable), and Tobey was okay as PP...I still can't stand Kristen D as MJ....
I don't think a re-boot is the solution...if the suits at Sony couldn't agree on a script with Raimi, then they should have left it alone! Jesus!
It's been less than a decade, and Sony's RE-BOOTING?!? WTF!!!! Raimi did a good job with the first two Spider Man movies (the third, not so great, but at least watchable), and Tobey was okay as PP...I still can't stand Kristen D as MJ....
I don't think a re-boot is the solution...if the suits at Sony couldn't agree on a script with Raimi, then they should have left it alone! Jesus!
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10:40PM on 01/11/2010
I wouldn't have bought a kid-friendly plot if Maguire was still in it. He's getting old, so Spidey's adventures should get more serious. Rebooting the franchise and keeping Spidey young is a good way to maintain suspension of disbelief.
I wouldn't have bought a kid-friendly plot if Maguire was still in it. He's getting old, so Spidey's adventures should get more serious. Rebooting the franchise and keeping Spidey young is a good way to maintain suspension of disbelief.
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10:40PM on 01/11/2010

SONY SUKS ASS!!!

Sony ruined SPIDEY 3, & now they can the man who not only loved & respected the property, but gave life 2 it on the silver screen with such a beautiful eye!& all cuz of a friggin release date?! Hey if the script isnt ready than fix it and take ur time cuz the fans r not goin' anywhere! We want quality & if that pushed the movie bak abit than so be it!!! SHAME ON U SONY
Sony ruined SPIDEY 3, & now they can the man who not only loved & respected the property, but gave life 2 it on the silver screen with such a beautiful eye!& all cuz of a friggin release date?! Hey if the script isnt ready than fix it and take ur time cuz the fans r not goin' anywhere! We want quality & if that pushed the movie bak abit than so be it!!! SHAME ON U SONY
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10:39PM on 01/11/2010

Damn

*Sigh..
*Sigh..
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10:37PM on 01/11/2010

Why...

Still can't get over this...Why just why?
Or should I be asking - Did they cast Ryan Reynolds yet?
Still can't get over this...Why just why?
Or should I be asking - Did they cast Ryan Reynolds yet?
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10:36PM on 01/11/2010

SONY SUKS ASS!!!

Sony ruined SPIDEY 3, & now they can the man who not only loved & respected the property, but gave life 2 it on the silver screen with such a beautiful eye!& all cuz of a friggin release date?! Hey if the script isnt ready than fix it and take ur time cuz the fans r not goin' anywhere! We want quality & if that pushed the movie bak abit than so be it!!! SHAME ON U SONY
Sony ruined SPIDEY 3, & now they can the man who not only loved & respected the property, but gave life 2 it on the silver screen with such a beautiful eye!& all cuz of a friggin release date?! Hey if the script isnt ready than fix it and take ur time cuz the fans r not goin' anywhere! We want quality & if that pushed the movie bak abit than so be it!!! SHAME ON U SONY
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10:36PM on 01/11/2010
Maybe with Raimi's hands free now, we might actually get Evil Dead 4 before Bruce Campbell turns 80. I mean they can totally explain his enhanced age if they base it off the Directors Cut ending since he aged in the cave, but he won't be able to do anything if he's too old. Please Raimi. Do Evil Dead 4 before it's to late.
Maybe with Raimi's hands free now, we might actually get Evil Dead 4 before Bruce Campbell turns 80. I mean they can totally explain his enhanced age if they base it off the Directors Cut ending since he aged in the cave, but he won't be able to do anything if he's too old. Please Raimi. Do Evil Dead 4 before it's to late.
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10:29PM on 01/11/2010

NO NO NO

WTF !!! this is the worst news i have heard in forever!! DONT DO ANYTHING! IF THEY ARENT GOING TO MAKE SPIDERMAN 4 THEN LEAVE IT ALONE! Sam Raimi didnt want a crappy script (Spiderman 3 anyone?) let him do his thing!!!! i cannot stand to see Tobey not being our friendly neighbourhood hero. i am legit so mad. so mad!!!
WTF !!! this is the worst news i have heard in forever!! DONT DO ANYTHING! IF THEY ARENT GOING TO MAKE SPIDERMAN 4 THEN LEAVE IT ALONE! Sam Raimi didnt want a crappy script (Spiderman 3 anyone?) let him do his thing!!!! i cannot stand to see Tobey not being our friendly neighbourhood hero. i am legit so mad. so mad!!!
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10:28PM on 01/11/2010
I always thought the Spider-Man movies were just decent (and yes I enjoyed 3, more so than 2 actually), so I'm glad to be seeing a new direction. Hopefully this also means that Raimi will make another horror film. Drag Me to Hell was awesome.
I always thought the Spider-Man movies were just decent (and yes I enjoyed 3, more so than 2 actually), so I'm glad to be seeing a new direction. Hopefully this also means that Raimi will make another horror film. Drag Me to Hell was awesome.
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10:28PM on 01/11/2010
The series needed it. It moved on too quickly. High school spidey is awesome. We need a new Mary Jane (Summer Glau comes to mind) and PLEASE do not kill the villains. They shouldn't die!
The series needed it. It moved on too quickly. High school spidey is awesome. We need a new Mary Jane (Summer Glau comes to mind) and PLEASE do not kill the villains. They shouldn't die!
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10:24PM on 01/11/2010
craptastic.
craptastic.
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10:18PM on 01/11/2010
What a fantastic idea. Hey, maybe they can even get Zac Efron, or that Twilight kid as Spidey and, if we're all so lucky, they can snatch up Joel Schumacher to direct! I know that 3 had its problems, (lots) but 4 was a chance for Rami to fix that, redeem himself in a way. With a reboot, I think everyone is getting hte shitty end of the stick. This sucks serious sour frog ass.
What a fantastic idea. Hey, maybe they can even get Zac Efron, or that Twilight kid as Spidey and, if we're all so lucky, they can snatch up Joel Schumacher to direct! I know that 3 had its problems, (lots) but 4 was a chance for Rami to fix that, redeem himself in a way. With a reboot, I think everyone is getting hte shitty end of the stick. This sucks serious sour frog ass.
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10:36PM on 01/11/2010
You know who I think would have been a good Peter Parker. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
You know who I think would have been a good Peter Parker. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
10:15PM on 01/11/2010
Good for Raimi.

-Endless
Good for Raimi.

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10:14PM on 01/11/2010
I dont think that any of the movies are amazing, but I dont like having the whole cast and crew change.
As long as it doesnt completely restart with an origin story and everything because we all know it and dont need to see it again.
I dont think that any of the movies are amazing, but I dont like having the whole cast and crew change.
As long as it doesnt completely restart with an origin story and everything because we all know it and dont need to see it again.
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10:11PM on 01/11/2010

now get us a spunky spiderman

-that wisecracks! and a real green goblin! raimi did ok in general but the only villain he well was octopus. dafoe was fine too but not the metal goblin. i'm just worried the studio might water spidey down even more...
-that wisecracks! and a real green goblin! raimi did ok in general but the only villain he well was octopus. dafoe was fine too but not the metal goblin. i'm just worried the studio might water spidey down even more...
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10:07PM on 01/11/2010

Fuck A Reboot!!!

The first two were classics, and while the third one was a huge disappointment on so many levels, I really see no need for Sony to reboot the shit! I swear to god....everything's a fucking reboot or remake....Just hang it up!
The first two were classics, and while the third one was a huge disappointment on so many levels, I really see no need for Sony to reboot the shit! I swear to god....everything's a fucking reboot or remake....Just hang it up!
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10:07PM on 01/11/2010

But the REAL QUESTION IS...

What about Kirsten Dunce, yo?!?!? ;)
What about Kirsten Dunce, yo?!?!? ;)
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10:15PM on 01/11/2010
She was misused... she's solid.
She was misused... she's solid.
10:31PM on 01/11/2010
She was great - stuck in all three of the movies - No Continuity Cast errors for future generations- Can't say that for The Dark Knight and now Ironman. - Now that Tobey and Rami are out it really doesn't matter. I still can't believe this.
She was great - stuck in all three of the movies - No Continuity Cast errors for future generations- Can't say that for The Dark Knight and now Ironman. - Now that Tobey and Rami are out it really doesn't matter. I still can't believe this.
10:40PM on 01/11/2010
Hey Kirsten is cute but ALICIA WITT shud b MJ!
Hey Kirsten is cute but ALICIA WITT shud b MJ!
9:47PM on 01/11/2010
I love the second Spidey film, one of my all-time favorites, and was excited to see Raimi and Co. return to redeem themselves. But hearing this news...it's pretty damn disappointing. It's going to be really odd indeed to see a reboot so soon.

It's also interesting to see everybody wishing Raimi to return when after a year ago, when Spidey 4 was announced, fans were dreading it. Raimi is a great, great director, and I wish he could of gone out with this franchise on top.
I love the second Spidey film, one of my all-time favorites, and was excited to see Raimi and Co. return to redeem themselves. But hearing this news...it's pretty damn disappointing. It's going to be really odd indeed to see a reboot so soon.

It's also interesting to see everybody wishing Raimi to return when after a year ago, when Spidey 4 was announced, fans were dreading it. Raimi is a great, great director, and I wish he could of gone out with this franchise on top.
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9:45PM on 01/11/2010

Good

This is great news! Raimi's Spider-Man was terrible and Tobey Maguire was just boring. Just make sure to dump Dunst as well, Sony.
This is great news! Raimi's Spider-Man was terrible and Tobey Maguire was just boring. Just make sure to dump Dunst as well, Sony.
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9:44PM on 01/11/2010
I love the second Spidey film, one of my all-time favorites, and was excited to see Raimi and Co. return to redeem themselves. But hearing this news...it's pretty damn disappointing. It's going to be really odd indeed to see a reboot so soon.

It's also interesting to see everybody wishing Raimi to return when after a year ago, when Spidey 4 was announced, fans were dreading it. Raimi is a great, great director, and I wish he could of gone out with this franchise on top.
I love the second Spidey film, one of my all-time favorites, and was excited to see Raimi and Co. return to redeem themselves. But hearing this news...it's pretty damn disappointing. It's going to be really odd indeed to see a reboot so soon.

It's also interesting to see everybody wishing Raimi to return when after a year ago, when Spidey 4 was announced, fans were dreading it. Raimi is a great, great director, and I wish he could of gone out with this franchise on top.
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9:43PM on 01/11/2010

Sad to say, I'm glad to hear this

After recently watching Drag Me To Hell and seeing Spiderman 3 in theatres when it was released, I gotta say, this sounds like good news. Give us something new. It might suck but it's worth a shot.
After recently watching Drag Me To Hell and seeing Spiderman 3 in theatres when it was released, I gotta say, this sounds like good news. Give us something new. It might suck but it's worth a shot.
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9:43PM on 01/11/2010

WOW!

This is the end of Spider-Man. No Tobey and rebooting the whole thing sounds very childish and stupid to me.

Who will actually sit and watch another REBOOT fuckheads?

This is the end of Spider-Man. No Tobey and rebooting the whole thing sounds very childish and stupid to me.

Who will actually sit and watch another REBOOT fuckheads?

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9:39PM on 01/11/2010

WTF?!

wat is it and studios rebooting films and franchises. spiderman does not need to be rebooted at all. i hate sony for disagreeing with raimi and the fact that they want to do it without. i mean he made the franchise wat they are(despite spiderman 3). they're just idiots. in my opinion its not gonna work at all.
wat is it and studios rebooting films and franchises. spiderman does not need to be rebooted at all. i hate sony for disagreeing with raimi and the fact that they want to do it without. i mean he made the franchise wat they are(despite spiderman 3). they're just idiots. in my opinion its not gonna work at all.
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9:44PM on 01/11/2010
Despite Spiderman 3? He built it up, to tear it down! Let someone else try to kill it off...
Despite Spiderman 3? He built it up, to tear it down! Let someone else try to kill it off...
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9:32PM on 01/11/2010

JoBlo's Kinda Right

This is out of the blue, despite the problems Raimi and the studio were having... I really liked the first film, loved the second but like most, didn't care for the third... I wanted Raimi and Maguire to do a fourth film and redeem themselves... Now, I don't know what to think... I guess it's wait and see time... Sigh...
This is out of the blue, despite the problems Raimi and the studio were having... I really liked the first film, loved the second but like most, didn't care for the third... I wanted Raimi and Maguire to do a fourth film and redeem themselves... Now, I don't know what to think... I guess it's wait and see time... Sigh...
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9:30PM on 01/11/2010
first two were good movies and third whether u like it or not was a ok movies also. but it should of been a lot better. a forth film with raimi doing his way would have been great. but a reboot now on it would suck
first two were good movies and third whether u like it or not was a ok movies also. but it should of been a lot better. a forth film with raimi doing his way would have been great. but a reboot now on it would suck
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9:27PM on 01/11/2010

Wow

What a shame Raimi was booted. There have been successful reboots in the past, I think there could be room for improvement. Did anyone really like Dunst as Mary Jane? A lot of people mocked Green Goblin's look, and part three was awful. Maybe they can improve some of their mistakes and cast a young man who actually looks nerdy. I'll wait for further news before I write it off.
What a shame Raimi was booted. There have been successful reboots in the past, I think there could be room for improvement. Did anyone really like Dunst as Mary Jane? A lot of people mocked Green Goblin's look, and part three was awful. Maybe they can improve some of their mistakes and cast a young man who actually looks nerdy. I'll wait for further news before I write it off.
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9:25PM on 01/11/2010

If this is true, I'm out too!

If it's not a continuation with Sam and Toby, I won't be spending my money on it.
If it's not a continuation with Sam and Toby, I won't be spending my money on it.
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9:28PM on 01/11/2010
raimi being let go is a sad thing...tobey not so much.
i think the perfect person to star would be joseph gordon levitt, he can play the geek/nerd perfectly without being annoying like tobey was.
raimi being let go is a sad thing...tobey not so much.
i think the perfect person to star would be joseph gordon levitt, he can play the geek/nerd perfectly without being annoying like tobey was.
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9:22PM on 01/11/2010

hmmmm....

This could be either really good or really, really bad.

Although I think even McG would be hard-pressed to make a movie worse than Spiderman 3, so who knows.

I just hope that in this reboot they do a little justice to Venom. I love Raimi, but the guy ruined the best villain Spiderman has to offer. Please, please, please whoever picks this up, do justice to Venom. Bring him back and have his character arc over at least two movies.
This could be either really good or really, really bad.

Although I think even McG would be hard-pressed to make a movie worse than Spiderman 3, so who knows.

I just hope that in this reboot they do a little justice to Venom. I love Raimi, but the guy ruined the best villain Spiderman has to offer. Please, please, please whoever picks this up, do justice to Venom. Bring him back and have his character arc over at least two movies.
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9:16PM on 01/11/2010
Praise the lord!!!!!!!!
Praise the lord!!!!!!!!
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9:15PM on 01/11/2010

What?

How and in what way would anyone think that this is a good idea? What a waste. They could've had another trilogy on their hands if they handed it over to Raimi with a little faith. Studios truly do not have a heart or a soul. Damn shame. I can only hope that they come to their senses in due time.
How and in what way would anyone think that this is a good idea? What a waste. They could've had another trilogy on their hands if they handed it over to Raimi with a little faith. Studios truly do not have a heart or a soul. Damn shame. I can only hope that they come to their senses in due time.
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9:13PM on 01/11/2010
Oh man, I'm actually kind of excited to see how badly Sony is going to fuck this up.
Oh man, I'm actually kind of excited to see how badly Sony is going to fuck this up.
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9:09PM on 01/11/2010

bizarro

I was just telling Mike Sampson how this might be one of the most "out of the blue" stories I've ever encountered in the past 12 years on the site. I mean really...who was expecting this?!?! Very strange.

Years ago I woulda thought Jake Gyllenhaal could've been a great replacement for Maguire, but nowadays...not so sure anymore. Can't wait to see how this turns out though...

Look for our CAST THIS: SPIDER-F*CKIN-MAN column real soon! ;)
I was just telling Mike Sampson how this might be one of the most "out of the blue" stories I've ever encountered in the past 12 years on the site. I mean really...who was expecting this?!?! Very strange.

Years ago I woulda thought Jake Gyllenhaal could've been a great replacement for Maguire, but nowadays...not so sure anymore. Can't wait to see how this turns out though...

Look for our CAST THIS: SPIDER-F*CKIN-MAN column real soon! ;)
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9:01PM on 01/11/2010

Cruel

Raimi deserved to concluded this Spiderman series... This is not right!!!!
Raimi deserved to concluded this Spiderman series... This is not right!!!!
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8:54PM on 01/11/2010

FUCK YOU STUDIO HEADS!!!

I'LL BE PISSING ON YOUR GRAVE.
I'LL BE PISSING ON YOUR GRAVE.
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8:59PM on 01/11/2010
greedy-ass motherfuckers.
greedy-ass motherfuckers.
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8:51PM on 01/11/2010
i had no interest in another raimi spiderman if they were going the 'what is parker's growth going thru next' route again. it just gets tired and repetitious. plus #3 was a total bs insult to the fans who cared about all the stuff parker already went thru and we cared about in 1+2. lol.
i had no interest in another raimi spiderman if they were going the 'what is parker's growth going thru next' route again. it just gets tired and repetitious. plus #3 was a total bs insult to the fans who cared about all the stuff parker already went thru and we cared about in 1+2. lol.
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8:44PM on 01/11/2010

IF thats True!~

THATS THE BEST FUCKING NEWS IV HEARD IN MY INTIRE LIFE!

"looking into Maguires eyes is like looking through the windows of an empty house".

those movies SUCK they are NOT Spider-man THERE ABOUT A CRY BABY PUSSY Like Anikan in the prequels. year 2000's was years of the PUSSY
THATS THE BEST FUCKING NEWS IV HEARD IN MY INTIRE LIFE!

"looking into Maguires eyes is like looking through the windows of an empty house".

those movies SUCK they are NOT Spider-man THERE ABOUT A CRY BABY PUSSY Like Anikan in the prequels. year 2000's was years of the PUSSY
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8:43PM on 01/11/2010
Holy f...huh?

Now I know the third one had its, how shall we say, "inconsistencies," but seriously: after the first one? The SECOND? They're going to REBOOT? And WITHOUT the two main forces behind it?

...I think there might be something very, very stinky coming.
Holy f...huh?

Now I know the third one had its, how shall we say, "inconsistencies," but seriously: after the first one? The SECOND? They're going to REBOOT? And WITHOUT the two main forces behind it?

...I think there might be something very, very stinky coming.
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8:43PM on 01/11/2010

Terrible...

This franchise is way too new. Love em or hate em, all 3 spiderman's were serious cash cows. I doubt the audience at large will accept this. In ten years from now, we may be regarding Spiderman 3 as part of the original, 'classic' trilogy. Whoda thunk...
This franchise is way too new. Love em or hate em, all 3 spiderman's were serious cash cows. I doubt the audience at large will accept this. In ten years from now, we may be regarding Spiderman 3 as part of the original, 'classic' trilogy. Whoda thunk...
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8:41PM on 01/11/2010
Won't somebody think of the children...and Bruce Campbell!!!
Won't somebody think of the children...and Bruce Campbell!!!
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8:35PM on 01/11/2010
Wow. Everybody thinks this news is great or horrible. I'll reserve my judgement until we see the new cast & director we're getting. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if spiderman just sits in development hell for a few years and Raimi is approached again. For the most part, I think Raimi and Tobey did a good job.
Wow. Everybody thinks this news is great or horrible. I'll reserve my judgement until we see the new cast & director we're getting. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if spiderman just sits in development hell for a few years and Raimi is approached again. For the most part, I think Raimi and Tobey did a good job.
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8:27PM on 01/11/2010

Not Good

They will screw this up. Somebody below called it...Twilight with superheroes.
Raimi's Spidey was not the definitive take on the character, but this is bullshit.
They will screw this up. Somebody below called it...Twilight with superheroes.
Raimi's Spidey was not the definitive take on the character, but this is bullshit.
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8:18PM on 01/11/2010
I'm down. I loved the first two Raimi films but the third was a major disappointment. Honestly, I think Raimi is probably excited as hell! Now he can do whatever he wants...such as movies like Drag Me To Hell and A Simple Plan, etc.

Also, fellow schmoes, if you post a comment, DO NOT refresh the page! It will re-post your comment! Try leaving the site and coming back to the article later.
I'm down. I loved the first two Raimi films but the third was a major disappointment. Honestly, I think Raimi is probably excited as hell! Now he can do whatever he wants...such as movies like Drag Me To Hell and A Simple Plan, etc.

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8:18PM on 01/11/2010
If they are going to reboot it maybe this time they will make it a little less wussy like.
If they are going to reboot it maybe this time they will make it a little less wussy like.
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8:16PM on 01/11/2010
Maybe Maguire can now get Robotech off the ground, he owns the rights to the movie. But please just produce and not star in it!
Maybe Maguire can now get Robotech off the ground, he owns the rights to the movie. But please just produce and not star in it!
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8:15PM on 01/11/2010

Mixed Bag

This will please and confuse a lot of fans and people. Fans have wanted a reboot for a while now, but the regular audience maybe a little confused by the sudden reboot of everything, hopefully other actors will reprise their roles. Here's hoping that Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays MJ.
This will please and confuse a lot of fans and people. Fans have wanted a reboot for a while now, but the regular audience maybe a little confused by the sudden reboot of everything, hopefully other actors will reprise their roles. Here's hoping that Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays MJ.
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8:13PM on 01/11/2010
NO! NO! GOD, NO! REBOOT?! WHY?! FUCK YOU, SONY! Seriously, why are they so adamant about making a bad movie? Raimi says "get a good script" they say "you're fired"?!? GODDAMMIT
NO! NO! GOD, NO! REBOOT?! WHY?! FUCK YOU, SONY! Seriously, why are they so adamant about making a bad movie? Raimi says "get a good script" they say "you're fired"?!? GODDAMMIT
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8:13PM on 01/11/2010

RAIMI OUT? VENOM DELAYED?

seems to me the corp is readying themselves for the big venom movie, which strangely enough has also been put on hold...maybe a re do...spidey and venom, THE RIGHT WAY!! that would be nice
seems to me the corp is readying themselves for the big venom movie, which strangely enough has also been put on hold...maybe a re do...spidey and venom, THE RIGHT WAY!! that would be nice
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8:13PM on 01/11/2010
Maybe Maguire can now get Robotech off the ground, he owns the rights to the movie. But please just produce and not star in it!
Maybe Maguire can now get Robotech off the ground, he owns the rights to the movie. But please just produce and not star in it!
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8:10PM on 01/11/2010

What if Raimi left because of Vultress?

Maybe that is why they let him go because he refused such a stupid idea. We may still be in for the Vulture / Vultress idea.
Maybe that is why they let him go because he refused such a stupid idea. We may still be in for the Vulture / Vultress idea.
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8:06PM on 01/11/2010

The bad news...

Is the reboot. Read between the lines. They're going to make him a high school kid again. And this is clearly a producer's decision, not based on some dazzling script like 'Batman Begins.' This is Twilight. Read my lips, they're going to turn Spidey into another sparkling vampire.
Is the reboot. Read between the lines. They're going to make him a high school kid again. And this is clearly a producer's decision, not based on some dazzling script like 'Batman Begins.' This is Twilight. Read my lips, they're going to turn Spidey into another sparkling vampire.
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8:03PM on 01/11/2010
I do have mixed feelings on this. It would be nice if at this point Marvel and Disney seized this opportunity to buy back the rights. Probably would cost an astronomical amount, but I think would be worth it
I do have mixed feelings on this. It would be nice if at this point Marvel and Disney seized this opportunity to buy back the rights. Probably would cost an astronomical amount, but I think would be worth it
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8:02PM on 01/11/2010

Count Me In

S4 was sounding terrible. Felicia Hardy as The Vultress? Come on! I'm glad they aren't making it. I think there is a lot of room for a cool reboot done ULTIMATE style as opposed to Raimi's John Romita/Stan Lee era type film. And Anton Yelchin as high school PP? That's pretty f'ing brilliant.
S4 was sounding terrible. Felicia Hardy as The Vultress? Come on! I'm glad they aren't making it. I think there is a lot of room for a cool reboot done ULTIMATE style as opposed to Raimi's John Romita/Stan Lee era type film. And Anton Yelchin as high school PP? That's pretty f'ing brilliant.
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8:00PM on 01/11/2010
This might not actually be so bad. I mean if they wern't going to do the Lizard and were actually thinking about going with that dumb Vulturess thing them I'm glad they're letting it go. Maybe they can do something more like Ultimate Spiderman where they focus on Peter as a high schooler and perhaps find a better way of doing the green goblin than putting him in a power ranger costume.
This might not actually be so bad. I mean if they wern't going to do the Lizard and were actually thinking about going with that dumb Vulturess thing them I'm glad they're letting it go. Maybe they can do something more like Ultimate Spiderman where they focus on Peter as a high schooler and perhaps find a better way of doing the green goblin than putting him in a power ranger costume.
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7:58PM on 01/11/2010
Whatcha bitchin for? No more Dunst as MJ! FUCK YEAH!
Whatcha bitchin for? No more Dunst as MJ! FUCK YEAH!
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7:47PM on 01/11/2010
Finally, Raimi walks away from the franchise! I like some of what he has directed in the past, but I feel he would of just weighed this franchise down with yet another lame villain choice for a fourth script. Maybe this time someone could make a Spider-man movie in which we don't have to feel sorry for Peter Parker every 10 seconds? How about a movie that doesn't play like a soap opera like Spider-man 2 and 3 did? Just some suggestions...
And I'm not bent out of shape about Maguire leaving
Finally, Raimi walks away from the franchise! I like some of what he has directed in the past, but I feel he would of just weighed this franchise down with yet another lame villain choice for a fourth script. Maybe this time someone could make a Spider-man movie in which we don't have to feel sorry for Peter Parker every 10 seconds? How about a movie that doesn't play like a soap opera like Spider-man 2 and 3 did? Just some suggestions...
And I'm not bent out of shape about Maguire leaving either. His portrayal of Parker/Spider-man was good, but I don't think it was of such significance that another actor couldn't measure up to it with his own interpretation. I'll I ask is that this reboot not include Robert Pattinson in the casting choice, they eventually reintroduce venom properly down the line, and that they keep lame ass villains, like the vulture, way the fuck away from this franchise.
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7:52PM on 01/11/2010
I'd argue that the best superhero films are less about the villains being "sweet" and more about the actualy story. Batman Begins case in point. Besides, was Spider-man really THAT good because of the Green Goblin? I'd say not.
I'd argue that the best superhero films are less about the villains being "sweet" and more about the actualy story. Batman Begins case in point. Besides, was Spider-man really THAT good because of the Green Goblin? I'd say not.
8:27PM on 01/11/2010
Very good point, but I can't imagine a good story that includes a villain like vulture. If you can then all the more power to you. The conflict between the hero and villain makes up a huge part of a comic book story, and if you have a strong link or conflict between the two it works, (i.e. joker and Batman, Parker's conncection to Osbourne/green goblin. I can't really envision a strong connection/conflict between vulture and spider-man. Besides, an old bald guy with wings? That's just
Very good point, but I can't imagine a good story that includes a villain like vulture. If you can then all the more power to you. The conflict between the hero and villain makes up a huge part of a comic book story, and if you have a strong link or conflict between the two it works, (i.e. joker and Batman, Parker's conncection to Osbourne/green goblin. I can't really envision a strong connection/conflict between vulture and spider-man. Besides, an old bald guy with wings? That's just terribly cheesy and i don't seeing it fitting into a serious story line, even for a comic book movie.
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7:43PM on 01/11/2010

Finally!!

This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
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7:42PM on 01/11/2010

Garbage

What a joke... This is the best franchise/series out of all the comic books movies - and they want to reboot it? Unreal - Let the boycott begin...
What a joke... This is the best franchise/series out of all the comic books movies - and they want to reboot it? Unreal - Let the boycott begin...
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7:42PM on 01/11/2010

Finally!!

This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
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7:43PM on 01/11/2010
something is wrong with the posting on this site. its repeating repeating repeating repeating
something is wrong with the posting on this site. its repeating repeating repeating repeating
8:12PM on 01/11/2010
It does that when you refresh the page. Sucks, but we schmoes live with it. Try leaving the site or closing your browser before coming back to this article.
It does that when you refresh the page. Sucks, but we schmoes live with it. Try leaving the site or closing your browser before coming back to this article.
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7:36PM on 01/11/2010

Thank God

At least we can be rid of Maguire. I've always disliked him as an actor, he seems like such a smarmy git. Maybe Spiderman can now be played with someone I actually enjoy watching.

A reboot is a far better idea than a 4th movie in the same series.
At least we can be rid of Maguire. I've always disliked him as an actor, he seems like such a smarmy git. Maybe Spiderman can now be played with someone I actually enjoy watching.

A reboot is a far better idea than a 4th movie in the same series.
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7:34PM on 01/11/2010

Finally!!

This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
This good news came way sooner than I expected. I liked not loved raimies version of spiderman but I know it could have been done better. Sadly I have a feeling that Sony wanted to do a 3-d spiderman and Raimi refused; just my guess. I am so glad to be rid of Tobey and that awful Spiderman suite!! The story lines were cheeky at best.
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7:28PM on 01/11/2010
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
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7:32PM on 01/11/2010
Excellently observed. There is no way Sony would EVER let the rights fall back to Marvel/Disney, so we have two options... Raimi or a reboot.
Excellently observed. There is no way Sony would EVER let the rights fall back to Marvel/Disney, so we have two options... Raimi or a reboot.
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7:27PM on 01/11/2010
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
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7:25PM on 01/11/2010

Face it Raimi was the problem too.

He wrote and directed Spider-man 3. He forced the worst villain ever created in Sandman. Everything wrong with that film is Raimi related. He was given too much control. The studio shouldn't get a second chance. Sony is nothing but crap, give it back to marvel and get it done right.
He wrote and directed Spider-man 3. He forced the worst villain ever created in Sandman. Everything wrong with that film is Raimi related. He was given too much control. The studio shouldn't get a second chance. Sony is nothing but crap, give it back to marvel and get it done right.
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7:24PM on 01/11/2010
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
Hey Mike, Sony can't let it rest a little while because if they do all the rights revert back to Marvel, so they have to get a movie out. Fact is, we're going to be seeing Spiderman movies forever, because Sony has no interest in losing the rights.

I'm more interested in a reboot than a 4th film in the previous series. the first two were great but the third so awful I have no interest in any stories from that universe.

better to just start from scratch.
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7:41PM on 01/11/2010
dude how many times are you going to post the same thing!
dude how many times are you going to post the same thing!
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7:16PM on 01/11/2010

Really?!

Since when does everyone like Spider-Man again? 3 was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I always hated the cast and I'm sick of people blaming the studio and never Raimi who wrote and directed it give me a break. Raimi is however a great director and I hope he does more horror/comedy films.

I want to see a young funny Spider-Man like he is in the comics. I want his mask and all there and his eyes CGI so they move like in the comics. I want him cracking jokes, and kicking ass. I love
Since when does everyone like Spider-Man again? 3 was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I always hated the cast and I'm sick of people blaming the studio and never Raimi who wrote and directed it give me a break. Raimi is however a great director and I hope he does more horror/comedy films.

I want to see a young funny Spider-Man like he is in the comics. I want his mask and all there and his eyes CGI so they move like in the comics. I want him cracking jokes, and kicking ass. I love were getting a reboot and 2012 is still two years off. I couldn't care less when they reboot, I just think of it as a new creative team taking over like ginopags said also. I personally would like to see Reitman, Yelchin, and Winstead take a shot at this. I'm not set on that though.

We had 3 movies by Raimi and Maguire. While I didn't like them it's fine you all did but now let's all look forward to who takes over next. Here's to hoping it surprises us all.
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7:11PM on 01/11/2010
First one marginal, second one brilliant, third one just a travesty. I think it's good to liven up the directors and change things around. Raimi had run a good run and made some solid contributions to comic book movies.

The positive side of this is that hopefully now Venom can be given a good movie and the negative is that i have little to no confidence that Sony will be able to find a decent replacement. I want to be hopeful but...

i don't know what to think of this really.
First one marginal, second one brilliant, third one just a travesty. I think it's good to liven up the directors and change things around. Raimi had run a good run and made some solid contributions to comic book movies.

The positive side of this is that hopefully now Venom can be given a good movie and the negative is that i have little to no confidence that Sony will be able to find a decent replacement. I want to be hopeful but...

i don't know what to think of this really.
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7:08PM on 01/11/2010

I DON'T BUY WHAT U SAID

about "Raimi's steadfast denial to make a movie based on a script he wasn't comfortable with (as he had previously done with SPIDER-MAN 3)" ... I think a lot of what was bad about 3 was Raimi-related.

that having been said, the man is a fantastic talent, and this is a bad idea. Only viable solution would be re-booting the story they messed up in 3, which in non-fanboy actuality, is not viable at all...
about "Raimi's steadfast denial to make a movie based on a script he wasn't comfortable with (as he had previously done with SPIDER-MAN 3)" ... I think a lot of what was bad about 3 was Raimi-related.

that having been said, the man is a fantastic talent, and this is a bad idea. Only viable solution would be re-booting the story they messed up in 3, which in non-fanboy actuality, is not viable at all...
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7:07PM on 01/11/2010

I'm happy

I never liked Maguire as Spidey. Spider-Man 2 always seemed to schmaltzy for me, and each film got progressively worse.

I have to agree I think the problems with Spider-Man 3 were because of Raimi. The things HE wanted were the worst parts of the film.

I look forward to a Spidey I'm more comfortable with.
I never liked Maguire as Spidey. Spider-Man 2 always seemed to schmaltzy for me, and each film got progressively worse.

I have to agree I think the problems with Spider-Man 3 were because of Raimi. The things HE wanted were the worst parts of the film.

I look forward to a Spidey I'm more comfortable with.
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7:06PM on 01/11/2010

WTF

This is the most horrible comic book movie news since Heath Ledger's passing. No Raimi? No Maguire? A reboot? The only way this could work is if it was a decade from now when we are willing to accept Spiderman 3 as the fate of the franchise. However, I for one do not want to accept that. It would have been far better to have Raimi bring the franchise back to its glory with a kick ass Spiderman 4. I think you guys are dreaming that Cameron would jump on board this, as sweet as that would
This is the most horrible comic book movie news since Heath Ledger's passing. No Raimi? No Maguire? A reboot? The only way this could work is if it was a decade from now when we are willing to accept Spiderman 3 as the fate of the franchise. However, I for one do not want to accept that. It would have been far better to have Raimi bring the franchise back to its glory with a kick ass Spiderman 4. I think you guys are dreaming that Cameron would jump on board this, as sweet as that would be, it isn't going to happen. Rather, a different director is going to come in (a la Brett Ratner) and drop a big steamer that makes loads of money due to the popularity of the character, not the quality of the film. This is an epic fail for everyone.
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7:06PM on 01/11/2010

Morons

Hey when are they going to REBOOT Dark Knight already? It's been 15 months.
Hey when are they going to REBOOT Dark Knight already? It's been 15 months.
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7:04PM on 01/11/2010
I have no interest in the reboot and don't think they have anywhere to go with it.
I have no interest in the reboot and don't think they have anywhere to go with it.
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6:58PM on 01/11/2010

also...

much like comics, different creative teams produce a different arc for the comic-book character. I would almost prefer a "director's series" on specific super-hero (if they can produce great scripts, that is).
much like comics, different creative teams produce a different arc for the comic-book character. I would almost prefer a "director's series" on specific super-hero (if they can produce great scripts, that is).
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6:58PM on 01/11/2010

That's it

Peace I'm out
Peace I'm out
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6:57PM on 01/11/2010

I will have a good laugh...

So unless they get some epic directer Marvel is is a shitstorm now. This franchise was awesome compared to the other marvel big screen excursions.

Now we can expect a lot worse than the third Spidey film.
So unless they get some epic directer Marvel is is a shitstorm now. This franchise was awesome compared to the other marvel big screen excursions.

Now we can expect a lot worse than the third Spidey film.
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7:27PM on 01/11/2010
how is Marvel in a shitstorm? this is Sony's movie. heck, Marvel would prefer the movie bomb so that Sony loses any interest in the property and lets the rights revert back to Marvel. the only chance of that happening is if the movie does suck so bad nobody sees it, so in that case Marvel would be ecstatic, quite the opposite of a shitstorm.
how is Marvel in a shitstorm? this is Sony's movie. heck, Marvel would prefer the movie bomb so that Sony loses any interest in the property and lets the rights revert back to Marvel. the only chance of that happening is if the movie does suck so bad nobody sees it, so in that case Marvel would be ecstatic, quite the opposite of a shitstorm.
6:56PM on 01/11/2010
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
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6:56PM on 01/11/2010

Nevermind.

Give the franchise to Cameron...afterall, he wanted the job years back.
Give the franchise to Cameron...afterall, he wanted the job years back.
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6:53PM on 01/11/2010
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
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6:52PM on 01/11/2010

I thought it was April 1st for a moment

Wow, this is just terrible. I don't think ANY more Spider-Man movies should be made, but a reboot is even a worse idea.
Wow, this is just terrible. I don't think ANY more Spider-Man movies should be made, but a reboot is even a worse idea.
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6:52PM on 01/11/2010

Good...

Personally, I thought from the beginning they had the right cast in place with Maguire, Dunst Franco, and Dafoe for the origin. What they did with it? Not so much... The second one could had an epic story, but clearly people fucked with the script and overloaded it with exposition... and well the third can go fuck itself. That said, it's a shame to lose that cast and to lose them on that trilogy, but so be it. Get the right script and get it done right. Personally, I always thought a Woody
Personally, I thought from the beginning they had the right cast in place with Maguire, Dunst Franco, and Dafoe for the origin. What they did with it? Not so much... The second one could had an epic story, but clearly people fucked with the script and overloaded it with exposition... and well the third can go fuck itself. That said, it's a shame to lose that cast and to lose them on that trilogy, but so be it. Get the right script and get it done right. Personally, I always thought a Woody Allen take on Spider-man would be awesome (if he could get himself a great action choreographer)... but that won't happen, so...
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6:49PM on 01/11/2010

OH HELL NO!

DICK MOVE SONY/MARVEL, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING!? WAY TO DESTROY LITTLE KIDS AND FANBOYS PERCEPTION OF PETER PARKER/SPIDER-MAN BY REPLACING HIM FOR A DIFFERENT ACTOR/DIRECTOR.

THEY BETTER REBOOT IT INSTEAD OF CONTINUING RAIMI'S SAGA OTHERWISE I'LL REALLY BE PISSED! MAN... IT ALL SEEMED TO BE GOING GOOD FOR SPIDEY UNTILL THIS, SPIDER-MAN IS NO MORE FOR ME...I'M DONE WITH ANY SPIDEY FILM THAT'S NOT DIRECTED BY RAIMI OR STARRED BY MAGUIRE.
DICK MOVE SONY/MARVEL, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING!? WAY TO DESTROY LITTLE KIDS AND FANBOYS PERCEPTION OF PETER PARKER/SPIDER-MAN BY REPLACING HIM FOR A DIFFERENT ACTOR/DIRECTOR.

THEY BETTER REBOOT IT INSTEAD OF CONTINUING RAIMI'S SAGA OTHERWISE I'LL REALLY BE PISSED! MAN... IT ALL SEEMED TO BE GOING GOOD FOR SPIDEY UNTILL THIS, SPIDER-MAN IS NO MORE FOR ME...I'M DONE WITH ANY SPIDEY FILM THAT'S NOT DIRECTED BY RAIMI OR STARRED BY MAGUIRE.
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7:28PM on 01/11/2010
how hard is it to comprehend the fact that it says they are rebooting it?
how hard is it to comprehend the fact that it says they are rebooting it?
6:49PM on 01/11/2010
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
Not exactly sure how i feel about this...I hated Spidey 3 and from the sound of it Spidey 4 sounded even worse, but I dont think rebooting the franchise is the way to go. Ditch Raimi and find a new director to carry the franchise on. It boggles my mind how people still blame the studio for Spidey 3...sure Raimi didn't want Venom in it, but that doesn't account for the horribleness of the dance numbers and acting, thats all the director baby.
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6:46PM on 01/11/2010
we'll see how this pans out. that 3rd movie was horrible. left a very bad taste in my mouth. if they can get a good director and ONE villian, then this could work
we'll see how this pans out. that 3rd movie was horrible. left a very bad taste in my mouth. if they can get a good director and ONE villian, then this could work
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6:45PM on 01/11/2010

My Picks.

My picks for a new Peter Parker/Spider Man: Jensen Ackles, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds.

They should go for a more mature, older Peter Parker/Spider-Man. No one teenish. Someone old, adult like.

Director: David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino.
My picks for a new Peter Parker/Spider Man: Jensen Ackles, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds.

They should go for a more mature, older Peter Parker/Spider-Man. No one teenish. Someone old, adult like.

Director: David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino.
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6:43PM on 01/11/2010
I smell a 'Cast This' in the near future!
I smell a 'Cast This' in the near future!
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6:43PM on 01/11/2010

Nevermind.

Give the franchise to Cameron...afterall, he wanted the job years back.
Give the franchise to Cameron...afterall, he wanted the job years back.
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6:39PM on 01/11/2010

Gaaaaayyyyy!

As a HUGE fan of the entire trilogy (the third was still okay to me), this news sucks donkey dick.
As a HUGE fan of the entire trilogy (the third was still okay to me), this news sucks donkey dick.
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6:38PM on 01/11/2010
Probably a good call-seeing how supposedly Raimi wanted a female Vulture included in the villain line up for the next Spidey installment.
Probably a good call-seeing how supposedly Raimi wanted a female Vulture included in the villain line up for the next Spidey installment.
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6:37PM on 01/11/2010

This sucks!!

It sucks that there won't be a "Spider Man 4" because now there won't be a proper smooth continuation. I really liked all 3 Spider Man movies (first being my favorite). I also liked Maguire alot for Peter Parker/Spider-man and I thought Raimi did an excellent job on all 3 films. It's too bad that Raimi and the studio couldn't figure out a solution on what direction to go with the franchise. Just proves how bad Hollywood is getting with stories like this. At least the guy from "Zodiac" is
It sucks that there won't be a "Spider Man 4" because now there won't be a proper smooth continuation. I really liked all 3 Spider Man movies (first being my favorite). I also liked Maguire alot for Peter Parker/Spider-man and I thought Raimi did an excellent job on all 3 films. It's too bad that Raimi and the studio couldn't figure out a solution on what direction to go with the franchise. Just proves how bad Hollywood is getting with stories like this. At least the guy from "Zodiac" is writing the movie because I thought that film was very good and also because it is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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6:35PM on 01/11/2010
I don't know how to feel about this. Spiderman 3 was absolute shit, but it wasn't entirely Raimi's fault, the man is still a talented film maker. I'm interested to see someone else take a crack at it, even if it is just morbid curiosity.

I know Cameron has said Spiderman was the only superhero he had ever been interested in adapting to film, so it would be crazy if they could actually get him to do this, if only for the action sequences, please don't let him write any dialogue though.
I don't know how to feel about this. Spiderman 3 was absolute shit, but it wasn't entirely Raimi's fault, the man is still a talented film maker. I'm interested to see someone else take a crack at it, even if it is just morbid curiosity.

I know Cameron has said Spiderman was the only superhero he had ever been interested in adapting to film, so it would be crazy if they could actually get him to do this, if only for the action sequences, please don't let him write any dialogue though.
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6:33PM on 01/11/2010
You guys are early this year on your April Fools article :/
You guys are early this year on your April Fools article :/
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6:33PM on 01/11/2010

This is crap.

While a reboot could maybe give us a "Spectacular Spider-Man" I was looking forward to Raimi fixing the mediocrity that was "Spider-Man 3" with a movie that was in the vein of "SM2." Unfortunately, Sony is like Fox, they fuck with their franchises and when they become not what they wanted---they force the director and cast out and the bath water out and restart from scratch. Like it said, Raimi made one good movie, one amazing movie, and one mehh movie, but still his track-record on these
While a reboot could maybe give us a "Spectacular Spider-Man" I was looking forward to Raimi fixing the mediocrity that was "Spider-Man 3" with a movie that was in the vein of "SM2." Unfortunately, Sony is like Fox, they fuck with their franchises and when they become not what they wanted---they force the director and cast out and the bath water out and restart from scratch. Like it said, Raimi made one good movie, one amazing movie, and one mehh movie, but still his track-record on these films have been very good and to just give him the heave-ho is a head-scratcher.

The Batman films needed a reboot because they became silly, stupid, campy, and shitty. The Spider-Man films have gotten campy and silly, but not as ridiculous as the Burton and Schumacher films got. If I were to elect a new Spider-Man I would go with either Elijah Wood or Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Yeah, they're older than high schoolers but I would hate to see Michael Cera playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man or some CW actor.
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6:33PM on 01/11/2010

Ummm Yeah..

Not to be picky but Yes, Sam and Ivan Rami wrote the Spidey 3 Screenplay along with the screen story.
IMO removing Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon from 3 was the real mistake.
This is still a terrible idea, but it seems studios have to learn these lessons the hardway
Not to be picky but Yes, Sam and Ivan Rami wrote the Spidey 3 Screenplay along with the screen story.
IMO removing Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon from 3 was the real mistake.
This is still a terrible idea, but it seems studios have to learn these lessons the hardway
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6:33PM on 01/11/2010

Excelsior!

This is good news! Hey, Jim Cameron...funny thing just happened, 'member that project you wanted to do some years back but couldn't? Spot just opened up.
This is good news! Hey, Jim Cameron...funny thing just happened, 'member that project you wanted to do some years back but couldn't? Spot just opened up.
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6:31PM on 01/11/2010

Ummm Yeah..

Not to be picky but Yes, Sam and Ivan Rami wrote the Spidey 3 Screenplay along with the screen story.
IMO removing Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon from 3 was the real mistake.
This is still a terrible idea, but it seems studios have to learn these lessons the hardway
Not to be picky but Yes, Sam and Ivan Rami wrote the Spidey 3 Screenplay along with the screen story.
IMO removing Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon from 3 was the real mistake.
This is still a terrible idea, but it seems studios have to learn these lessons the hardway
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6:31PM on 01/11/2010

Wow

I'm really torn on this. On the one hand, I'm sad to see Raimi go, as I really wanted to see him redeem himself after 3. However, this does open them up for extending the franchise, and Maguire was getting old....and I never liked Kirsten Dunst to begin with. But still...this is a shocker....and NO that should NOT be the next villain.
I'm really torn on this. On the one hand, I'm sad to see Raimi go, as I really wanted to see him redeem himself after 3. However, this does open them up for extending the franchise, and Maguire was getting old....and I never liked Kirsten Dunst to begin with. But still...this is a shocker....and NO that should NOT be the next villain.
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6:29PM on 01/11/2010
I Blame FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!
I Blame FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!
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6:24PM on 01/11/2010

HOLY FUCK

THIS IS SOME HOLY FUCKING HOT SHIT NEWS RIGHT HERE!!!
wonder if this is for real
THIS IS SOME HOLY FUCKING HOT SHIT NEWS RIGHT HERE!!!
wonder if this is for real
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6:23PM on 01/11/2010

Good!!!!

Good for Raimi, now he can do what he should be doing and work on that dame Evil Dead 4 movie staring Bruce!!! He's had his fun and made a shit ton of cash, he can now be free to do something better for us.
Good for Raimi, now he can do what he should be doing and work on that dame Evil Dead 4 movie staring Bruce!!! He's had his fun and made a shit ton of cash, he can now be free to do something better for us.
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6:20PM on 01/11/2010

Holy crap

i dont really know how i feel about this, but that's not what i was expecting. I bet an actor from Gossip Girl is cast
i dont really know how i feel about this, but that's not what i was expecting. I bet an actor from Gossip Girl is cast
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6:17PM on 01/11/2010

REALLY...?

Are you kidding me? This is great news - Raimi tired out the franchise long ago. Spider-Man 1 was the only good film!
Are you kidding me? This is great news - Raimi tired out the franchise long ago. Spider-Man 1 was the only good film!
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6:15PM on 01/11/2010

REALLY...?

Are you kidding me? This is great news - Raimi tired out the franchise long ago. Spider-Man 1 was the only good film!
Are you kidding me? This is great news - Raimi tired out the franchise long ago. Spider-Man 1 was the only good film!
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7:10PM on 01/11/2010
Thank God I'm not the only one on here who thinks this. 2 was schmaltz and 3 was hideous. It was Raimi's handling of 3 that ultimately took it apart. Lest we forget his decision to allow Emo Pete to dance...
Thank God I'm not the only one on here who thinks this. 2 was schmaltz and 3 was hideous. It was Raimi's handling of 3 that ultimately took it apart. Lest we forget his decision to allow Emo Pete to dance...
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6:14PM on 01/11/2010

Wait a second

didn't Raimi write the script for Spider-Man 3?
didn't Raimi write the script for Spider-Man 3?
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6:14PM on 01/11/2010
Good for Raimi, walking out on a project that the studio was forcing him into. I can't see a reboot of such a big character happening as close as 2012 though, only ten years after the original film and this isn't like rebooting the Hulk or Ghost Rider or Fantastic Four. There's going to be some obvious nitpicking, but if a reboot takes this in a cool and interesting direction then I'm in. Please just let this not be another Spider-Man 3.
Good for Raimi, walking out on a project that the studio was forcing him into. I can't see a reboot of such a big character happening as close as 2012 though, only ten years after the original film and this isn't like rebooting the Hulk or Ghost Rider or Fantastic Four. There's going to be some obvious nitpicking, but if a reboot takes this in a cool and interesting direction then I'm in. Please just let this not be another Spider-Man 3.
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6:12PM on 01/11/2010

Awful news!

Studio should have let Raimi make his SPIDEY 4. Now we get a f*cking reboot instead???? A teen Spidey??? Meh... they better get an EXCELLENT director...
Studio should have let Raimi make his SPIDEY 4. Now we get a f*cking reboot instead???? A teen Spidey??? Meh... they better get an EXCELLENT director...
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6:10PM on 01/11/2010
Well, Spiderman 3 sucked cause Raimi was forced to work with a crappy script. So what does Sony do? They decide to get rid of the talented filmmaker and work with another crappy script! I'm not looking forward to Spiderman 4.
Well, Spiderman 3 sucked cause Raimi was forced to work with a crappy script. So what does Sony do? They decide to get rid of the talented filmmaker and work with another crappy script! I'm not looking forward to Spiderman 4.
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6:36PM on 01/11/2010
A crappy script that he wrote with his brother.
A crappy script that he wrote with his brother.
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