Sony to Reboot Spider-Man – Raimi Walks

Holy crap. I just got home and found out the news that Sam Raimi had enough of the Sony BS and put his foot down over the whole Vulture thing. Unfortunately for Sam, that foot went down on the sidewalk outside the studio.

Raimi has quit Spider-man 4 and he took his Scategories with him.

So where does that leave Sony and Spider-Man? Do you think they will move forward without him. Nope. Instead of just picking up where Raimi left off they are going to let that stink hang. Sony is rebooting the franchise and starting over fresh with a whole new team.

Deadline Hollywood set us up the bomb

Culver City, CA (January 11, 2010) — Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.

The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.

Wow, I just don’t see the benefit of doing this aside from Sony having a massive pressed ham at Raimi, cleaning the slate and moving forward.

As much as Spidey3 gets torched, I have to say as a whole, the series has been great. Sure, they could have done better than Kristen Dunst as the supermodel to be, and while I didn’t hate her – they could have done better. Still, one blip hardly justifies starting over. Not this soon. It just doesn’t feel right.

But one thing I am noticing in the midst of the nerdrage and cries against Sony for this unexpected move…

They can do Venom the right way now.

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