Marc Webb On Spider-Man Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe
I have issues with where Marc Webb was takingThe Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While there are some decisions he made that were a bit to far from the source material, I do think the larger issue was pressure from the studio to create a Spider-verse, from what little material Sony had access to eventually botched the whole project.
Fortunately, Sony came to an agreement with Marvel Studios to reboot the entire series bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold. The bad news is that both star Andrew Garfield and director Webb have been let go. Garfield, while sad to let the character go, is excited for ol’ webhead to join the Avengers but what does Webb think of it?
During an interview with /Film he was asked about Spider-Man being brought into the MCU:
I’m very excited for all the folks at Marvel and what they’re going to do with that character. I think he belongs in that universe and there’s a real excitement to see what they come up with. Maybe we’ll all be on a panel someday, Sam, me and whoever directs it.
The interview took place before Sony and Marvel announced both Tom Holland to play Spider-Man and Jon Watts as the director. I would actually love to see a panel with Sam Raimi, Webb and Watts after the next Spider-Man movie comes out.
I’ve read a treatment for the fourth Raimi Spider-Man film before it was rebooted, which included Black Cat, Vulture and Electro, so it would be interesting to hear how the franchise changed hands from the perspective of the directors.
Some fans are sad that Marvel let Garfield go, and even petitioned for him to pass on the mantle of Spider-Man to Miles Morales, but I think it’s a far better idea for Marvel to reboot it from the ground up.
My guess is that eventually new characters will be brought in to take the place of the original characters, such as Bucky Barnes possibly becoming Captain America, so having Tom Holland play Spider-Man for a good ten years before introducing Morales seems far more exciting to me.
The new Spider-Man will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, which premieres in theaters on May 6, 2016 before getting his own solo film opening in theaters July 28, 2017.
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