It’s seems like after some speculation comic book fans can rejoice as Spiderman is set to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Up until now the movie rights to Spiderman, like many other Marvel heroes, has essentially belonged to Sony. But it looks as though Sony have finally come to their senses and decided to stop butchering one of the most beloved superheroes of all time by giving Disney/Marvel a go.
It’s seems as if the web slinger may first feature in the upcoming Captain America movie before making his appearance in The Avengers.
And that’s not all, Andrew Garfield is out and will instead be replaced, it seems, by a younger, teenage Peter Parker.
While it may be a breath of fresh air to see Spidey handled with a little more care, I personally think it’s a shame to lose Garfield. The Amazing Spiderman films got a rough time with critics and a lot of fans but the films were actually decent and Garfield was quite enjoyable as the sarcastic, cocky hero with a little broodiness for good measure.
Also, it’s a damn shame that this series has not ever been treated as it should of been. The third Spiderman, for example, was a sham. It was a mess of a movie and we should never be subjected to Tobey Maquire dancing ever again.
But this character has been chopped and changed so often that at this stage they need to either stick with one actor and maybe look at changing up writers/directors or they should skip a few generations and maybe introduce the new Spiderman, Miles Morales. It would make a lot of sense to treat the MCU as a different universe and switch things up a bit, but it seems as though that is not the plan.
Luckily, it looks as though they will not rehash another origin story and hopefully there will be no more variations on ‘With great Power comes great Responsibility’.
Whether this is the last cast change fans will have to witness or whether this hero continues to be manhandled incorrectly is yet to be seen but one can only hope that Disney/Marvel will finally give us the Spidey we all want on the big screen.