‘Spider-Man’ Franchise Gets New Look
January 12, 2010
(ChattahBox) – The fourth movie in the Spider-Man series has been eagerly anticipated by fans since the 2007 release of number 3. But it looks like it will take a bit longer, and it will be far from the expectations they may have had.
Sam Raimi, the director of the first three, has said “adios!” to Sony, claiming creative (but meaning financial) differences. He didn’t agree with the studios $230 million budget for the fourth flick.
Likewise, Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have also bowed out of the movie, leaving Sony scrambling to rework and unworkable script.
But they appear to be landing on their feet, and are taking this chance to revamp the entire franchise.
The new movie will go back to Peter Parker’s teenage years, facing him against various moral and ethical dilemmas in both his life as an average teen boy, and as a blooming superhero.
For those that worry about the quality of the new film, have no fear…Sony has your back.
“Spider-Man will always be an important franchise for Sony Pictures and a fresh start like this is a responsibility that we all take very seriously. We have always believed that story comes first and story guides the direction of these films,” Sony Chairman Michael Lynton said in a statement.
I guess all there is to do is wait and see.