Saturday, July 03, 2010

Here Comes the New Spider-man!

In an official twitter post from SONY PICTURES, the company revealed the actor who will become its next Spider-man. And his name is ANDREW GARFIELD. He has appeared in the TV series Red Riding and Boy A, he has also appeared in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and will be next seen in David Fincher's The Social Network, and in the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go.

Let me give you a quick rundown of what happened with the Spider-man franchise in case you are not familiar with it; Director Sam Raimi and the producers had some creative differences and disagreements while they were developing Spider-man 4; Raimi (who has revealed some regrets and is displeased with the result of Spider-man 3) has already surrendered his creativity to its producers once and seems like he is not bound to make the same mistake. Eventually, the disagreement was not settled, and the result of that is Raimi is not part of the making of Spider-man 4.

In this light, Sony Pictures decided that they reboot the franchise and go back to the very beginning with a fresh start; new director, new cast, new series. One that goes back to Peter Parker's high school days. This should not be too much of a stray from the source material because when Spider-man first got his powers he was still indeed in High School. But this will surely displease other fans who feel that Sony might take it to a more of a "sell-out" approach (like this one other popular franchise that is drawing a strong fandom, particularly in the young adult demographic).

Me? I am just open to any possibilities; I was actually unhappy with Raimi's departure from the Spidey franchise, and unhappier with Sony's decision to reboot the series. But then it's new director Marc Webb is someone I am willing to trust fully coz I just loved his movie "500 Days of Summer"

2 comments:

嘉玲 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................