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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spider-Man Reloaded

There's been so much going on in the world of the Spider-Man movies, I can't believe that haven't taken a moment to blog about it yet.

For those who haven't heard yet, production on Spider-Man 4 was shut down a few weeks ago. Sam Raimi, the director of the first three films, and Sony Studios, the movie company making the film, couldn't agree on a direction for the fourth film. Apparently, Raimi had has heart set on veteran Spider-Man villain the Vulture as being the film's villain, and Sony wanted to use, "Whoever's popular in the comics right now."

So, they shut down Spider-Man 4, gave Raimi the boot, and have decided to reboot the frachise! That's right, it's going to be a whole new Spider-Man trilogy, with a whole new cast of actors and a whole new direction.

It was announced earlier this week that Marc Webb, director of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, will be in charge of this reboot.

According to a statement from Sony, they want to have a cast of unknowns, aim for a budget of around $80 million, and use Ultimate Spider-Man as their main source to draw from.

Sony still hopes to have this in theatres for Summer 2012. I agree with a lot of other Internet comments. As long as they don't make us sit through the origin story again, I'll be happy.

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