As You may have picked-up on from previous posts, I am rather attached to Spider-man. Because of that, I have a lot to say about this topic and this post is kind of long. Please bare with me and feel free to get a snack at the intermission. Thank you.
For those of you who didn't hear back in January, Spider-man, quite possibly the most popular comic-book movie franchise around, is getting a reboot. That's right, folks, the fourth movie starring the world's favorite arachnid-themed costumed hero will ignore the previous three and will have a completely new director and cast.
The main reason for this change is apparently director Sam Raimi's lack of confidence in his ability to make Sony's deadline for a May 11, 2011 release, but there were apparently quite a few creative differences between the director and the company as well. They wanted lots of villains, he wanted one, they wanted one script, he wanted another, etc. Apparently similar issues came up with the third one, and we all remember how well that turned out... Any way, now Marc Webb will be directing instead of Sam Raimi.
Spider-man getting a reboot is hardly a revolutionary concept. The poor guy seems plagued with 'em. Let's take a look at his comic reboots from the past ten years: