That is the sound of my inner Spider-man nerd looking at this:

As you all know, I am a Spider-man fanatic. I have stuck with the character through thick and thin. Through “The Clone Saga”, through “One More Day“. Hell, I even played the Spider-man: Friend Or Foe videogame. When I heard that Sony had decided to reboot the Spidey movie series, I was both upset and kind of relieved. For one thing, I wouldn’t have to watch Kirsten Dunst play Mary Jane ever again, but I was also hoping that Sam Raimi could come back and make up for Spider-man 3‘s dance numbers and underuse of Venom. Through all of the casting announcements, villain rumors (including that absolutely idiotic “Proto-Goblin” one) and discussions of including Peter Parkers PARENTS in the movie, I held hope, all because I want the best for my favorite superhero.

What I wasn’t expecting was a film crossover with Twilight. Look, I know this is a gut reaction, but come on. Look at that. If it was even a possibility that Sony wasn’t listening to the fans before, then this is all but a confirmation of it.  Word on the street is that they are going to be basing this film more on the “Ultimate” universe Spider-man, so let’s take a look at him:

Now maybe it’s just me, but Mark Bagley’s depiction of a teenage nerd doesn’t look like Edward Cullen. So let’s try David LaFuente’s version. Granted, its his art that made me drop the book, but let’s look just for argument’s sake:

Hmmm, nope. No sparkly Spidey here either.

Look, I completely understand that I’m overreacting here, but Spider-man is my absolute favorite comic book character (although Batman is a close second). He is the person who I strive to emulate even to this day. He is all about trying to do the absolute best, and never giving up. I know it sounds like I’m just sitting here bashing it (probably like every other Spider-man fan online), but because I love this character so much, I expect nothing but the best. I expect other creators to “get” the character like I do, and I definitely don’t want whatever cultural fad to invade it and mutate the character into something he’s not. I guess what it gets down to is that even with the minimal excitement I had, I am immensely disappointed in this creative choice. Hopefully Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, and Emma Stone can prove me otherwise.

Prove me wrong guys, please

Posted on January 5, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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