What’s that you say, they’re remaking Spiderman already? Um yeah, seems so.
Well, it’s going under the term ‘re-boot’ or ‘re-imagining’, something that rightly or wrongly seems to be all the rage at the moment. I guess Columbia/Sony are hoping Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) can do for Spidey what Christopher Nolan did for Batman. But let’s be honest, Webb is certainly no Nolan, and really seems like a bizarre choice of director to be given responsibility for re-booting such a famous franchise! And really, were the original Spiderman movies that bad? Or even that old? Well no, they weren’t that bad at all… although Spiderman 3 was a bit of a stinker to be honest, and Tobey Maguire was…. well, let’s not go there.
Whatever the reasoning, Spidey is coming back to the theaters soon, and in the form of The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield. Odd choice? I’ve got to say I agree with you there – Garfield was pretty good in The Social Network, but I just can’t see him as Spiderman. And Emma Stone as the love interest you say? Hmmm, exactly. But hey, they’ve got the always excellent Rhys Ifans as The Lizard, so it’s not all that bad.
Anyway, the first official trailer has been released by Columbia Pictures/Sony. The movie itself is slated for release on 3rd July 2012 in the UK/USA, but doesn’t have an Australian release date yet. I’ll keep you posted when I hear, so make sure you keep checking in on the All Action No Plot Movie Blog.
Have a look at the trailer here: