Most of you have already heard me mention the reboot about the Spiderman franchise, but I just found (and yes, I realize it is a bit late) the trailer that was launched at ComiCon. After the three Spiderman movies starring Toby Maguire, Marvel really needed to revamp the stigma associated with the older Marvel movies, especially given the new hype and success associated with movies such as Ironman, Thor and Captain America. Not to mention the highly gossiped and highly anticipated Avengers movie on the rise for 2012.
In this new rendition of the Spiderman franchise, we have Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker/Spiderman, highly recognized for his role as the business partner Eduardo Saverin in the Social Network. No successful comic book superhero movie becomes a hit without an attractive female lead; we have Emma Stone starring as Gwen Stacy in the new Amazing Spiderman. No, Emma Stone may not be the most conventionally attractive rising actress. But she’s funny. I mean really funny. Like, the Sarah Silverman of our generation funny. Therefore, she’s hot.
Other big names in this movie include Martin Sheen and Sally Field playing Uncle Ben Parker and Aunt May Parker, respectively. Also, word on the street is that Rhys Ifans (who played the crazy but very loved, father to Luna Lovegood, Xenophilius Lovegood in the Harry Potter saga) will be playing the villain of the movie, Lizard.
My understanding and rough estimation of this movie is that it will be much like the first Spiderman movie with Toby Maguire where the audience is introduced to the nerdy character of Peter Parker and his unexpected transformation into the crime-fighting hero of Spiderman. The only difference being that this version will probably be a lot darker and a lot more serious and we won’t have to look at Toby Maguire’s goofy face whenever Mary-Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) walks into the scene.
To say the least, I am pretty excited for this movie; not to mention all the other upcoming Marvel/Disney has coming in the next few years to come. Although I am still hesitant about Mark Ruffalo being the new Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the Avengers movie for 2012. In my opinion, Edward Norton was the best that ever happened to the Hulk franchise and Marvel/Disney made a huge mistake dropping him from the label. But hey, that’s a-whole-nother blogpost. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!