December 12, 2014

Marvel Looking To Reboot SPIDER-MAN Without Andrew Garfield

LatinoReview has sparked a bit of hope that Sony will have to make some sort of deal with Marvel Studios concerning future Spider-Man films. The best sitution for everyone involved if you ask me. However, it seems like Andrew Garfield might be getting the short-end of the stick in the new deal.

As the site has an update concerning Marvel's creative control on that new trilogy, they want the all-female project and Aunt May pretty much axed right-off the bat. That isn't surprising since those seemed to be a bit much for Marvel to handle, Sony seemed even a bit overwhelming by that high level concept. The Aunt May movie being the most ridiculous of the two, since they should have just pursued a spy thriller with Parker's parents. In one of the "What-If?" comics they were SHIELD agents, which would have made a lot more sense for the revised origin in Amazing Spider-Man.

Anyways, I'm noticing there is nothing said about the fate of Drew Goddard's Sinister Six film. We know that Drew has a close working relationship with both Marvel Studios and Avengers' Joss Whedon. Working with Whedon on projects including his feature directorial debut with Cabin In The Woods, which he co-wrote with Joss and co-starred Thor's Chris Hemsworth. Before being plucked to tackle Six, Drew was working with Marvel's television division on the Netflix series Daredevil.

BadassDigest has claimed earlier that Sony had been considering a soft-reboot of Spider-Man in Sinister Six. Could that have been coming from Marvel and not Sony? We know that Amy Pascal has been fighting-hard to keep Marvel away from getting creative control, which would mean her star Andrew Garfield would be recast by the other studio. It's starting to look like that's going to be a sticking point with Marvel moving forward. This would follow how they've handled their own reboots of The Hulk and Daredevil. In my opinion this could be an excellent way for Marvel to reboot the character without having to rehash the origin we know nobody wants to see again.

It's very unlikely that the very busy Kevin Feige will be able to oversee this new trilogy. Having a Marvel friendly filmmaker like director and screenwriter Drew Goddard already involved with the franchise. I could see Marvel putting the task of rebooting the franchise to Drew Goddard, and backing him up on his Sinister Six film. I don't see how this movie couldn't be the first installment in Marvel's reboot of the character. We know Marvel won't want to rehash Spidey's origin and will likely have him already established as a hero, who has already built-up a rogues gallery.

I'm might also speculate that Joss Whedon not returning for Infinity War, could mean his role at Marvel Studios might be changing. Could he end-up taking the reigns of projects like Spider-Man for Marvel?

This news might be disappointing to fans and equally as much Andrew Garfield who has been quick to point-out his dedicated fandom since childhood. Yet, this is kind of how Marvel will rebrand the franchise and make it their own. Fans have been clamouring for a crossover, and rebooting the Spider-Man franchise to be included within the MCU is sort of a means to an end. Let's not forget all the canonical plot holes that would be attributed to just shoving this Spidey into the MCU without explaining why he's never shown up to the crazy shit during Incredible Hulk and The Avengers. Not to mention having zero presence in the Netflix shows, which are all set in New York's Hells Kitchen.

It's a shame the connective issues and Andrew being the face of the failing franchise could see him getting pushed out of the role.

They also reporting what we've all been assuming, that Parker won't be apart of Captain America: Civil War. Unless he's only given a small cameo, it's unlikely that both a deal and a new actor will have been chosen by then.

So who should replace Andrew Garfield as Marvel's new Peter Parker?

I've been vocal on this for a while and have been campaigning for rising Texas actor Tye Sheridan. The young actor, who just turned eighteen is the right age for the role and has some extremely impressive credits within his body of work. Working alongside Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt in Terrence Malick's Tree of Life. Another role in Mud saw him working with Matthew McConaughey, which was apart of Matthew's era of career resurrection. His performance opposite Nicholas Cage in Joe, earned him the Marcello Mastroianni Award award at the Venice Film Festival.

He will also be apart of the cast of Dark Places starring Charlize Theron, which is based on the novel from Gillian Flynn the author of Gone Girl. Tye is also not opposed to genre material, as he's co-starring in the zombie flick Scouts Vs Zombies.  The Yellow Birds would see him working with Doctor Strange himself Benedict Cumberbatch. Tye seems down to Earth while extremely focused on his craft, he's definitely more in the Marvel mould of actors than what Sony would be interested in.


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