Spider-Man remains one of Marvel’s most enduring creations. The story of Peter Parker, a nerdy teenager who gets super-powers after a bite from a radioactive spider, fits in the classic Marvel comic book mold of accidents granting super powers. As it turns out, the latest adventure of Spider-Man is only the first part of a planned reboot trilogy for Peter Parker. Since debuting on Tuesday, The Amazing Spider-Man has taken in over $58 million at the US box office, and over $108 million worldwide. The new reboot trilogy will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey.
“It’s finally here. The Amazing Spider-Man is the first instalment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents,” reads the announcement on Facebook.
The last Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie came out in 2007; less than 5 years later, we’ve got Marc Webb’s reboot version. While I wasn’t impressed with the reboot Spider-Man trailer, I did enjoy the movie more than I expected. While it wasn’t the best Spider-Man movie, it was worlds better than it had any right to be. Still, I worry about Spidey fatigue. With decades of comics, cartoons, the previous movie trilogy, the current movie trilogy, and the disaster of a Broadway play, will people grow tired of the teenage web slinger, or is a new vision enough to keep Spidey fresh?
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