We can all now be grateful Amazing Spiderman 2 was such a dud. Without it we would never have gotten the exciting news of yesterday. It’s something comic book movie fans never thought would happen. Marvel and Sony have reached a deal to allow Spiderman to be in the MCU. This means we will probably see Spidey in the Marvel Civil War movies. Thor 3 and Black Panther have now been pushed back by a year in their release dates.
I know some people liked the recent reboot but I was never a big fan. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were good but the stories and especially villains were cluttered and uninteresting. Plus, all the constant Sony product placement drove me crazy. Sony will still own Spiderman and they will have some creative control but Marvel will hopefully be able to fix Sony’s big mistakes.
I think what could be really cool is they did motion capture for the flying sequences. This would help it feel like a real person flying through the air instead of a computer graphic. I also hope they cast someone who bridges the gap of nerdy Peter Parker and suave Spiderman.
My personal choice would be Logan Lerman and his name has been floating around. I think he has a geeky side to him but also can be very cute. He’s a good actor and is in one of my favorite movies of all time Perks of Being a Wallflower. He was just shown in Fury to have a more adult tough side.
Either way I have confidence in Marvel with how great Guardians and Captain America 2 were last year. People love picking on anything that is popular and Marvel is no exception but I honestly feel it is unwarranted. At least in my eyes their various franchises are very different. Captain America 2 was basically a spy movie more than it was a traditional superhero film. Thor is more of an epic solemn feel. Guardians was a lot like Star Wars with a fun eclectic group saving the galaxy. People talk about Marvel schtick but I really don’t see it. To me there is a ton more diversity at Marvel than at DC which has produced the same gloomy picture over and over again.
I’m so excited to see what Joss Whedon can do with Spiderman. I hope he gets put on the project because I think he will take it in an unexpected route. He’s so creative how could he not!
Anyway, I’m very excited. Are you? Who would you cast as Spiderman? Go Marvel!
Now we just have to hope Fantastic 4 is bad and we can get those over to Marvel too. (JK I hope it is good).