The Amazing Spider-Man Movie is not a Reboot?

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    According to Avi Arad, one of the producers of the new Spider-man movie, he claims that this new movie is NOT a reboot of the franchise recently.  He even goes onto say that this new film takes place sometime within the continuity of the original films with Tobey Maguire.  here's a link if you want to read the full details of what was said: … y-a-reboot

    My thoughts are is that's great for him to say that.  However, I don't give a damn how he spins's still a reboot.  Seriously, it's bad enough they're rebooting the billion dollar movie franchise to begin with, but they can't even be honest about it?  Plus, if this film takes place within the continuity of Raimi's films, then I can already point out a lot of mistakes they're making and questions about where they're going with the new movie.

    1. Why the new costume then?  Seriously, if your going to pass this off as a film that takes place within the original trilogy, then wouldn't it make more sense to just use the original costume?  Don't get me wrong, I understand from a marketing perspective it's a great idea because you can always sell new Spidey merchandise and toys off those same said changes.  however, from a story point, it doesn't really make a lot of sense without coming off as a cheap gimmick to try to force fans to pay more money.

    2.  Why the webshooters then?  According my sources, Webb wants to have his spidey go back and use web shooters instead of him inheriting them organically.  But wait a minute!  Didn't Spider-Man in Raimi's trilogy have ORGANIC webbing inherited, and NO web shooters?  If that's the case, then how do you explain how Spidey would suddenly NEED mechanical web shooters now?  Don't get me wrong, I understand in the comic book he always used mechanical web shooters but for the movie continuity purposes, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

    3.  Peter dating Gwen Stacy?  Again, I know in the comics that Peter Parker dated Gwen long before Mary Jane came into the picture.  I understand that.  However, if this new Spider-man film takes place within the original movie trilogy, then I can see a huge contradiction already.

    Because if memory serves me correctly, Peter met Gwen in Spider-Man 3, and never before then.  Because I distinctly remember him saying he met her in Dr. Connors class in that movie.  Therefore, what are they trying to say?  Are they saying MJ and Peter broke up at the end of Spider-man 3, and now he's dating Gwen?  If so, did he lose his ability to create organic webbing suddenly?  Sorry, I know I already brought that up, but it just really bugs me on how he can say this new movie takes place within the trilogy.

    Of course, I could probably go on about this all freaking day, but I think I made my point.  Personally, I'm still going to see the movie anyway, but I just think it's ridiculous to say this film takes place within the continuity of the film series, when it obviously doesn't.  Arad its a damn reboot, and you know it.  Don't pull a Michael Bay and LIE to my face saying otherwise.  Seriously, if it's a reboot, then say it is.  Don't lie, and be honest.  That's all I have to say about that.  Anyways, what are your thoughts on this?  big_smile

  2. Jamie Osborne profile image61
    Jamie Osborneposted 5 years ago

    It is most definitely a reboot. I have heard the director say this himself somewhere. Plus i've also read that it takes place as Peter Parker is trying to master his powers.

  3. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    lets hope if venom appears he weight more then 120lbs and true to the comic!!! topher grace as venom wtf anarexic venom is more like it. hmmm venom in rehab for an eatin disorder lol