No-one can deny the overwhelming popularity of the superhero blockbusters – especially when reboots such as the recent Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel and The Amazing Spider-Man proved to be untapped goldmines for studios.
It is however baffling that only 3 years after a new reboot of the popular web-slinging Spider-Man hit cinema screens around the world with Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) in the title role, Sony Pictures are now looking to once again re-launch the brand from the beginning.
The Amazing Spider-Man proved to be a shrewd move for Sony back in 2012, with the film raking in over $700 million worldwide during it’s release and gathering incredible reviews from audiences and critics alike. For all-intense purposes at the time, The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy looked set to be far more successful than it’s predecessor back in the early 00’s that starred Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.
Alas, it appears nothing is safe in this day-an-age as Andrew Garfield’s rain as Peter Parker is at an unexpectedly abrupt end, and a new, younger version is on the horizon.
So what next then?… well for starters Sony Execs have reportedly acquired the talents of Daredevil (TV, 2015) creator and former Joss Whedon (The Avengers) prodigy Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, World War Z) to pen the script and take over the directors helm of this upcoming re-boot, which is currently entitled ‘Spectacular Spider-Man’ – here’s hoping they change it.