The Spiderman On-Screen Story
Spiderman, the Marvel superhero character has been a favorite among children and adults for decades. The hero has been cast into serials, movies, merchandise and online games that has been distributed all over the world, and yet fans across the world are still unable to get enough of the friendly neighborhood Spiderman. Its growing demand has also resulted in the release of a number of online games revolving around the character; there are a large number of online casinos that offer online slots games that feature Spiderman and have a large fan following in the online gaming community.
With the announcement that another Spiderman movie is now on the cards, titled Spider-Man: The Homecoming, scheduled for next year and -as a true homecoming- return to Marvel, after his inclusion in this year’s Civil War. Jon Watts will direct it, with a screenplay that will be handled by John Francis Daley. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal (Oh, hey! Not shabby, Amy.) will take over production responsibilities.
Feige shared some light on what the movie will revolve around when he said “There are events that made Peter who he was, and we’ll certainly allude to those events, but we’re much more focused on his future and how he continues to grow and have a steep learning curve, on how to be his own hero.” I think it’s definitely time to move away from the Spiderman origin story.
The Spiderman franchise has done well at the box office, earning nearly $4 billion dollars worldwide and being often credited as the starter of the Superheroes craze alongside X-Men; Marvel properties that were given to Sony and Fox, respectively, before Marvel had ever decided to venture into film. Spider-Man (2002) was hugely popular with fans around the world, earning over $800M USD –the most in the franchise when adjusted for inflation– while Spider-Man 2 and 3 earned similar each with much larger budgets; and were often criticized for their cluttering of bad guys.
Despite that, the original live-action trilogy, led by Tobey Maguire, has done much better than the one led by Andrew Garfield, which had been recently scrapped by Sony, with the quite disastrous The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which so far has earned the least, leading to the casting of Tom Holland, who will have to revamp the superhero’s story in his own movie once again. The rumors that Marvel’s “Homecoming” will also feature a number of villains might end up frustrating fans once again.