Hello interweb, Nate here. Before I continue I just want to say that my Civil War Review is almost done and will be up by Monday. I’m reviewing all 7 issues all at once so it may be a longer review than normal.
With that said, the biggest news going around about superhero films is the controversy over Spider-man’s film rights as recent emails has been leaked about Marvel/Disney studios trying to buy the rights to Spider-man back from Sony and rebooting the Spider-man film franchise and replacing Andrew Garfield (and I’m assuming the rest of the cast). So what are my thoughts on this? let’s see.
What I think about The Amazing Spider-man films
One thing I noticed is that a lot of people think that the Amazing Spider-man reboot really stinks compared to the original trilogy. Some common complaints is that they got a fairly handsome actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-man when Peter Parker is suppose to look dorky. And while I agree that I would prefer my Peter Parker to look more nerdy then Andrew Garfield, I just over look that because I feel that Andrew as Spider-man is just so much more energetic and funny compared to Toby Maguire as Spider-man. Spider-man is suppose to be a funny character, that’s part of his charm.
Another complaint is about the Lizard as the main villain of the first film because he was “cliched”. That argument honestly wants me to grab my chair and throw it across the room. While yes, the Lizard is a bit cliched, but at least it was accurate to the source material. The Lizard was basically taken straight out of the comics with nothing changed or altered. Also if the Lizard was so cliched, HOW WAS GREEN GOBLIN AND DR. OCTOPUS ANY LESS OF A CLICHE!?!? I mean, seriously? What was Green Goblin’s origin in the original films? A scientist (Norman Osborn) was conducting an experiment (super soldier serum) for the greater good (military) and it went completely wrong and drove him to insanity (Green Goblin). What about Dr. Octopus? A scientist (Otto Octavious) was conducting an experiment (nuclear fusion) for the greater good (military) and it went completely wrong and drove him to insanity (Dr. Octopus). And the Lizard’s? A scientist (Kurt Connors) was conducting an experiment (limb regeneration serum) for the greater good (medical) and it went completely wrong and drove him to insanity (Lizard)…. … …WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE!!!! How was the Lizard any less cliched then the villains of the original trilogy? If anything he’s even more interesting as while the other two was creating weapons, he was creating a cure.
And the whole complaint about the mystery surrounding Peter’s parents? Ok, I agree, that was unnecessary and should have been removed. And the Amazing Spider-man 2 having too many villains, having a pacing that was everywhere, and was just straight up bad? Again I agree with that, I even liked Spider-man 3 and that had…this.
“No!…What are you doing!?…Stop!…Please, stop!…No!…Please!…Why!!!!”
Spider-man’s Future Films
So do to the abomination that was The Amazing Spider-man 2 that followed the great film that was The Amazing Spider-man, and the fact that Marvel needs Spider-man for Civil War, Marvel is attempting to get the rights back for Spider-man or at least share the rights like how Marvel/Disney shares the rights to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with Fox. A couple of leaked emails has confirmed that Marvel is attempting to make a deal with Sony and it seems Sony is considering it.
So what do I think? Well I actually think this is great news. Due to the mess that The Amazing Spider-man made, Sony will have to try and clean that mess up and make a good third movie. With this deal, Marvel/Disney can finally get Spider-man into an Avengers movie, put him in Captain America: Civil War, and make a new trilogy that may trump both previous film series. Should they boot Andrew Garfield? Well if Marvel/Disney really wants to start from scratch and have nothing to do with the previous films, then getting a new actor might not be that bad of an idea. Get someone who looks dorky and act nerdy but can also act like a complete goofball. That would be brilliantly awesome.
And what should the villains be like for this new movie? Well maybe Kingpin could be an interesting choice as that could help introduce Felecia Hardy/Black Cat as it was Kingpin who gave her those powers. Another choice could be Mac Gargon as that can help introduce J. Jonah Jameson’s hatred towards Spidey. And Venom could use a new film to redeem him from Spider-man 3. In fact, that sounds like a pretty good Spider-man trilogy right there:
First movie – Origin, spider bite, death of Uncle Ben, etc., then JJJ gets angry about the new vigilante everyone’s calling Spider-man. He hires Mac Gargon to conduct an experiment on and turn him into Scorpion. Scorpion then becomes the main antagonist of the first film.
Second movie: King pin is introduces along with Felecia Hardy. Kindpin turns Felecia into black cat. Kingpin then becomes the main villain of the second movie and we have Black Cat as the love interest.
Third movie – We can just due what they did in the Spectacular Spider-man cartoons. We introduce Eddie Brock early in the movie. Then we reveal that a spaceship returned with an extraterrestrial slime attached to it. The slime is brought to a lab to be tested. Spidey goes over to check out the slime, Black Cat goes to steal it, and the slime attaches to Spidey’s costume. Throughout the rest of the movie, the symbiote makes peter act more hostile and aggressive and this leads to him ratting out Eddie who gets fired. Then Spidey gets the symbiote off, the symbiote finds Eddie, and Eddie has the rest of the film as Venom. Honestly, as long as we don’t get “Emo peter” or a weird dance sequence, then this could be a good movie. Marvel! Check this idea out! I check out this idea, make a film out of it. You don’t even have to give me credit, just make this thing XD
So what do you guys think? Should Marvel/Disney buy Spider-man and transfer him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Or should Sony keep the rights? Peace XD